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.
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.
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.
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.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is hoping that the cultural ties that this nation shares with India will facilitate a deeper understanding and collaboration at the global level.
The remark forms part of his greetings to the nation on the occasion of Indian Arrival Day.
"On behalf of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and my family, I wish to extend sincere greetings to the national community on the occasion of Indian Arrival Day.
The histories of all nations contain significant junctures which point to a reshaping and a transformation of society.