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PM explains reason for cutback in funding for Divali Nagar

Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley jus­ti­fied cut­backs in fund­ing for Di­vali Na­gar cel­e­bra­tions at the event's clos­ing cer­e­mo­ny in Ch­agua­nas last night.

How­ev­er, the PM point­ed out that the Di­vali Na­gar is a bea­con of hope and a bea­con of the ex­pres­sion of the best in T&T.

In de­liv­er­ing the fea­ture ad­dress, Row­ley said cuts were made in all ar­eas of na­tion­al spend­ing, in­clud­ing op­er­a­tions at the Min­istry of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty.

PM: Divali, much more than lighting deyas

"Di­vali en­cour­ages pu­ri­ty, not just in the clean­ing of our homes, but in the pu­rifi­ca­tion of our hearts and our minds," ac­cord­ing to Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley.

In a mes­sage to Hin­dus who will cel­e­brate the Fes­ti­val of Lights to­mor­row, the Prime Min­is­ter, in a state­ment said: "Such pu­ri­ty ex­tends to the way in which we in­ter­act with our nat­ur­al and phys­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment, the strate­gies we em­ploy to con­serve our most vi­tal re­sources and the life changes we em­brace to­wards achiev­ing per­son­al goals."

UNC councillor shrugs off PM's legal letter

Hours af­ter re­ceiv­ing a let­ter from Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley's at­tor­neys ask­ing her to apol­o­gise and pay dam­ages for defam­a­to­ry state­ments made against him, Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress al­der­man Marisa Ram­lo­gan said her fo­cus re­mains on the floods and not the Prime Min­is­ter.

As Guardian Me­dia broke the sto­ry of Ram­lo­gan get­ting a 26-page pre-ac­tion pro­to­col let­ter from Row­ley, the al­der­man, in a voice note, said the im­pend­ing law­suit was not get­ting her at­ten­tion at this time.

PM: Set aside differences, unite as one

Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley wants the peo­ple of T&T to set aside their dif­fer­ences and unite as one.

He al­so called for a greater sense of one­ness as he briefly ad­dressed the au­di­ence at the Queen’s Park Sa­van­nah yes­ter­day dur­ing the in­ter­faith ser­vice ti­tled Songs of De­vo­tion, which marked the na­tion’s 42nd an­niver­sary as a Re­pub­lic.

PM off to Guyana tomorrow

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will meet with Guyana's President David Granger when he travels to Guyana for a one-day visit which tomorrow.

The Office of the Prime Minister says bilateral discussions between the countries will focus on a number of issues including cooperation in the areas of agriculture, energy and security.

Dr Rowley returns on the morning of Thursday 20 September, 2018 and will proceed to chair his weekly Cabinet meeting at the Diplomatic Centre, St Anns.

PM not deterred by Barataria loss

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley last night told supporters they could hold their heads high despite losing the Barataria seat to the Opposition United National Congress.

In his concession speech at the party Barataria office, Rowley said, “From all reports, we have lost this seat very narrowly. However, our efforts have been very worthy of this party and tonight I want to congratulate Ms Small and the campaign team.”

He said the result for them was still very encouraging because the defeat was narrow.

PM attends opening of Grenada's new parliament building

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on Thursday attended the opening ceremony of the new parliament building in Grenada, as a specially-invited guest of Prime Minister of Grenada Dr Keith Mitchell. 

Also in attendance as Prime Minister Mitchell's guests were Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines the Honourable Ralph Gonsalves and Prime Minister of St Lucia the Honourable Allen Chastanet along with members of both houses of the Parliament of Grenada and members of the Diplomatic Corps.

PM off to Grenada

The Office of the Prime Minister has announced that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has accepted an invitation from Prime Minister of Grenada Keith Mitchell, to attend the opening of the new Parliament building in Grenada.

Dr Rowley will leave for Grenada this afternoon and return on Thursday 21st June.

Minister of Finance the Honourable Colm Imbert will act as prime minister during Dr Rowley's absence.


PM: Gov't and Labour are not pursuing opposing objectives

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says Government and Labour are not pursuing opposing objectives.

The prime minister issued the following statement in celebration of Labour Day:

"Fellow citizens, today, we celebrate Labour Day in our beloved Trinidad and Tobago. In so doing, it is imperative that we are mindful of the significance of this day and why we commemorate it each and every year.