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PM: We all deserve a second chance

Despite being adamant that the Government does not associate with criminals when he fired Marlene McDonald as a minister last July, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says everyone, including McDonald, deserves a second chance.

“In her last outing there was some lack of judgement and we all deserve to get a second chance,” Rowley said during as tour of Bamboo Village, Cedros, as he defended his decision to bring her back into his Cabinet a third time.

PM in Haiti, Imbert is acting prime minister

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has left the country to attend the 29th Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference Heads of Government of CARICOM in Haiti.

The meeting will be held from February 26th to 27th in Port-au-Prince.

Dr Rowley left the country on Sunday to attend the conference.

Minister of Finance the Honourable Colm Imbert will act as Prime Minister for the period that Dr Rowley is out of the country.

The prime minister is expected to return to Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday.

Moonilal slams PM’s response to travel warnings

Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal is suggesting that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley enlist the help of US lobbyist Arthur Collins to help rebuild the country’s international reputation in the face of adverse travel advisories.

The Oropouche East representative was critical of Rowley’s “flippant response” to recent negative advisories from various countries about the crime situation in T&T. Collins heads the lobbyist firm The Group DC LLC, which has been retained by the Government for two years to represent its interests in Washington.

Muslims welcome talks with PM

Muslim leaders yesterday welcomed Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s invitation for talks to clear up any misinformation related to the Carnival terror threat.

Imam Nazim Mohammed, of Masjid Umar Ibn Khattab Jamaat in Rio Claro, whose daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren travelled to war torn Iraq in 2015, said the meeting is urgently needed.

“It’s a good idea. It’s the only way we can know what is going on and for the country to return to normalcy because everyone is in a state of fear,” he said.

PM fears a violent attack

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is warning citizens of another possible coup d’etat against the Government similar to the July 1990 insurrection by the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen.

Speaking during a People’s National Movement meeting at the La Horquetta Regional Complex on Thursday night, Rowley, the head of the National Security Council, said citizens could wake up one morning to an attack against the country.

Top diplomats from Canada, Australia, US and Britain discuss recent national security threat with PM

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has met with the High Commissioners of Britain, Australia and Canada, and the United States Chargé d'Affaires, to discuss national security.

The Office of the Prime Minister says the successful management of the recent national security challenges was the centrepiece of a meeting held today at the Office of the Prime Minister, St Clair.