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Dick-Forde to PM: "Leave me out of your drama"

Former Housing Minister Emily Dick-Forde has a message for Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, "Leave me out of your drama and get cracking on the serious work of national governance and development!"

Dick-Forde used her Facebook account to respond to claims made by the prime minister, that she was partly responsible for the delay in the completion of the Vieux Fort Housng project.

Dr Rowley said on Saturday that because of claims made by Dick-Forde, former prime minister Patrick Manning launched an investigation against Dr Rowley that effectively halted some housing projects.

Moonilal: Don’t blame PP for Vieux Fort housing stoppage

Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal said yesterday that neither former prime minister Patrick Manning nor the Peoples Partnership had anything to do with the work stoppage at the Vieux Fort Housing Development project. The former housing minister was responding to claims by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley that the project was stopped after Manning reported that $10 million was missing from the Cleaver Heights Project.

PM: I reject President's justification of sabbatical

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says the decision by Chief Justice Ivor Archie to stand-down his decision to go on sabbatical leave and instead apply for vacation, averted "consequences" that he was prepared to take.

The prime minister said he rejects the president's justification of the sabbatical leave.

Dr Rowley was addressing a post-Cabinet news conference today.

He said the position of the Cabinet is that there is no provision for the Chief Justice to go on sabbatical leave.

PM has options in CJ sabbatical matter

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has options to stop Chief Justice Ivor Archie from proceeding on a six month sabbatical leave approved by President Anthony Carmona.

A decision which has caused a firestorm of criticism within and outside the judiciary.

These options include directing the treasury not to pay the CJ for the six months, or triggering Section 137 of the Constitution, something which the government has maintained it would not do despite accusations in the public domain about the CJ.

President stands by his position to allow CJ's sabbatical

President Anthony Carmona is standing by his decision to grant sabbatical leave to Chief Justice Ivor Archie.

Just after 6pm on Monday, President Carmona dispatched a letter to the prime minister, in which the president stood by his decision.

Sources tell CNC3 the president met with a legal advisor for several hours yesterday before dispatching the correspondence to the Office of the Prime Minister.

PM hosts breakfast in honour of International Women's Day

A wide cross-section of women representing several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) throughout Trinidad and Tobago gathered at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s to celebrate International Women’s Day today.

The breakfast meeting was hosted by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Mrs. Sharon Rowley. 

Prime Minister Rowley in his welcome address indicated that women in Trinidad and Tobago continue to progress despite the challenges facing the nation and that women’s issues are indeed national issues as they impact everyone.

PM challenges Moonilal to "meet outside on the pavement" but oh did he get it wrong

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley challenged Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal to "meet him outside on the pavement" during today's sitting of the Parliament, after he clearly heard wrongly, what Dr Moonilal had asked him.

Dr Moonilal was one of many Opposition members asking questions about state funding of the recovery of Communications Minister Maxie Cuffie, during a sitting of the Lower House.

Dr Moonilal asked: "Could the prime minister indicate whether it's the intention of the party he leads to help Minister Cuffie rather than the taxpayers?"

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