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PM misses 'Conversations with the Prime Minister'

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. 

Conversations with PM moves to Palo Seco tomorrow

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.

"Sorry Mr Amar" - PM clarifies Mottley involvement

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.

PM invited to visit Cuba

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.


PM meets with officials of Chinese companies

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.

Imbert defends PM's presentation

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 citizens want to hear from PM

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:

Moonilal: Nothing goes to court this week, PM filed no lawsuit against me

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.