It was deemed 'Conversations with the Prime Minister' but there was only one problem - the prime minister was not there.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was unable to attend today's event held in Palo Seco, due to an emergency meeting of CARICOM government leaders on the current crisis in Venezuela.
Instead, the conversation with residents was chaired by Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Franklin Khan.
Dozens of Palo Seco and Santa Flora residents stormed out the event after it was announced that Dr Keith Rowley would not be attending.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will host another edition of 'Conversations with the Prime Minister' tomorrow at the Palo Seco Government Primary School.
The Office of the Prime Minister says the objective of this forum is "to engage the national community as the government continues to work with citizens towards a brighter future".
The last Conversations with the PM was two weeks ago at the Exodus Pan Theatre in St Augustine.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has publicly apologised to businessman Robert Amar for making an error on the involvement of former finance minister Wendell Mottley in the Sandals project plan.
The PM has also humbly apologised for not seeking to clarify the issue when it was raised by Amar during Rowley’s conversation with media personnel last Thursday at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann's.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has been invited to visit Cuba, the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) said Tuesday.
The OPM said in a statement President of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez has extended an invitation to the prime minister for an official visit to Cuba at a mutually convenient date.
President Diaz-Canel used the invitation as an opportunity to convey a desire to continue strengthening the historic bonds of friendship and cooperation between the two nations, the OPM said.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has met with a high-level team from CIC Capital Corporation (CIC) and China ZhenHua Oil Company.
CIC is the largest Sovereign Wealth Fund in the People’s Republic of China with over US$1 trillion in assets and investments under its management.
CIC is a 10 percent shareholder in Train 1 of Atlantic LNG and is considered an important strategic partner.
What’s the word, Prime Minister?
That’s the question several senior legal practitioners are asking following a lack of response so far from Prime Minister Keith Rowley on the Law Association’s (LATT) report concerning allegations against Chief Justice Ivor Archie.
Finance Minister Colm Imbert says prime minister Dr Keith Rowley had a right to give background information on the economy during his two-part address to the nation earlier this week.
The prime minister was criticised for spending too much time talking about previous years as opposed to the government's plans for the country going forward.
Speaking on the Morning Brew, Minister Imbert says the last three years have been difficult.
However, he was asked whether the prime minister's address was the launch of the PNM's election campaign.
What do you think the Prime Minister will focus on during his address to the nation?
Irma Sterling, 49, housewife of Palo Seco:
"I think he needs to address this problem of unemployment which is affecting so many of us. With the closure of Petrotrin, a lot of people are out of work. He must also speak about this crime situation as well."
Th-Sean Bernard, 29, unemployed, Dow Village, South Oropouche:
Opposition Member of Parliament for Oropouche East, Dr Roodal Moonilal says Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is yet to file a defamation lawsuit against him.
He says the statement made at the PNM's National Convention on Sunday, that the lawsuit will be heard in the court this week, is false.
The following is a statement issued by Dr Moonilal Monday morning.
"I call upon Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley to retract his false, mischievous and misleading statement that his defamation lawsuit against me will be heard in court this week.