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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.

PM & team meet with Shell executives on gas development in T&T

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley led a delegation of energy experts to meet with Shell executives in London today, a statement by the Office of the Prime Minister said.

The Government’s delegation included: Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Franklin Khan, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Stuart Young, Mark Loquan, President of National Gas Company, Leroy Mayers, Heidi Wong and Richard Jeremie, advisors in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries.

PM off to London, nationals facing UK deportation threat

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley left for London yesterday and is expected to meet with representatives of the UK diaspora who are eager to discuss Britain’s impending deportation of thousands of West Indians who have not been naturalised in the UK.

The West Indians, including T&T nationals, known as the Windrush generation, went to Britain on the Empire Windrush cruise ship in 1948 to rebuild the UK after World War II on Britain’s invitation.

PM not saying what new information led to Darryl Smith's dismissal

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is not saying what new information led to him dismissing Minister Darryl Smith.

Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal posed a question to the prime minister in today's sitting of the House of Representatives, on the reason for the PM's change in position.

However, the prime minister maintained that it was his prerogative and that he was not answerable to anyone for it.

This clip of Parliament was taken from The Parliament Channel.


Leon Bebe's murder concerns PM

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says he remains deeply concerned about the "wanton violence" plaguing Trinidad and Tobago and strongly condemns the recent unlawful killing of teen farmer, Leon Bebe.

A statement by the Office of the Prime Minister says that from all accounts, Bebe, 19, was an ambitious and hardworking entrepreneur who fully immersed himself in the field of agriculture.

Moonilal: PM back in Housing Ministry after being remembered for shoddy work, high costs

Opposition Member of Parliament Dr Roodal Moonilal says Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was known for shoddy work and high costs when he was the Minister of Housing in a previous government.

Dr Moonilal was weighing in on Dr Rowley's reappointment as Minister of Housing on Monday.

The following is Dr Moonilal's statement:

"Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley's return to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is a disturbing throwback to an earlier and troubling period when this vital portfolio fell under his watch.

Persad-Bissessar: PM must reveal the new information that led to Minister Smith being fired

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling on the prime minister to reveal what new information he got that led him to dismiss Minister Darryl Smith.

Persad-Bissessar says the prime minister should have dismissed Smith before.

She issued the following statement on Tuesday:

"Four days ago Keith Rowley had confidence in every member of his Cabinet and one day ago he still had confidence in Darryl Smith despite the swirl of allegations of sexual harassment, misconduct and incompetence reported in the national media. 

PM congratulates Ahye, Carter

"On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, I wish to offer heartfelt congratulations to Michelle-Lee Ahye on her well-deserved victory today in the 100m women’s final at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia. 

Ms. Ahye’s superb performance is undoubtedly the result of hard work and dedication developed over the course of many years.