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China, T&T to ease visa process

The visa process for travel between China and Trinidad and Tobago is expected to get easier, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said after a meeting with the island nation's prime minister.

This is according to a report carried by the China Global Television Network (CGTN) today.

Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister Keith Rowley is in China for a six-day official visit. 

The two countries are expected to discuss topics including education, culture, sports, and tourism. 

PM signs four agreements in China

The Trinidad and Tobago delegation led by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley arrived in Beijing China today around 4:30 am local time after a two-hour layover in New York followed by a 14-hour flight from JFK International to the Beijing Capital International Airport. 

The Office of the Prime Minister says Prime Minister Rowley then went on to lay a wreath at the Monument to the People's Heroes in commemoration of those who lost their lives during the establishment of the Communist State.

PM: Galleons pump problem minor

If the Galleon’s Passage ferry has only suffered a faulty water pump problem after travelling 6,000 miles across the Pacific, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says he’d be particularly happy if that’s the ferry’s only problem.

Rowley made the comment yesterday in Parliament, in reply to Opposition queries on issues the vessel is experiencing.

India's PM invites Dr Rowley to visit; offers to help train T&T helicopter pilots

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says he has been invited by India's prime minister Narendra Modi to visit India to continue building the ties between the two countries.

The prime minister was speaking at today's post-Cabinet media conference following his return from the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, where he held a bilateral meeting with prime minister Modi.

He said Prime Minister Modi has offered to help in the training of helicopter pilots which Dr Rowley described as "a tremendous expense to T&T" at this time.

British Airways cancels flight scheduled to bring PM home

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley's return home from London has been postponed.

The Office of the Prime Minister had earlier indicated that the flight was expected to be delayed by three hours pushing the prime minister's expected arrival from 4 pm local time to 7 pm.

However this morning, the prime minister's office stated that the flight was canceled.

Dr Rowley and a delegation including government officials attended the recently concluded Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

The delegation left last Sunday and was expected to return today.

PM invites India to participate in healthcare at Couva Hospital

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi engaged in bilateral discussions during the first official day of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) today, the Office of the Prime Minister said Thursday.

Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Dennis Moses was also present for the talks.
 
Prime Minister Modi indicated during the meeting that his Government was interested in partnering with Trinidad and Tobago in the areas of information communication technology (ICT), energy and pharmaceuticals. 

PM speaks out against "inaccurate" negative travel advisories

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley raised the issue of countries making inaccurate pronouncements on Trinidad and Tobago saying that this practice has an adverse effect on the nation’s ability to stimulate growth and development.

This is according to a statement by the Office of the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister was speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum (CBF) Heads of Government Roundtable today when he made the comment.

The Prime Minister noted that Trinidad and Tobago pursues tourism as a viable industry for growth and development.

Rodney Charles questions PM's absence at Caricom Heads meeting with UK Prime Minister

Opposition Member of Parliament, Rodney Charles is questioning the absence of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at a meeting between Caricom Heads and UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

The meeting was held in London on Tuesday.

Charles issued the following statement on Wednesday:

OPM: T&T represented at two high-level meetings in London

The Office of the Prime Minister says Trinidad and Tobago was represented at two high-level meetings in London, one of which involved UK Prime MInister Theresa May.

The confirmation came via a statement by the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday.

However, it did not state whether the prime minister himself was involved in the meeting with May.

The following is the statement by the OPM.

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