President Anthony Carmona left the country this morning for Barbados, where he will deliver a lecture titled, "Youth and Caribbean Identity: Redefining Caribbean Pride for the 21st Century Youth", a statement by the Office of the President said.
A statement by the President's Office said this forum is being hosted by the University of the West Indies Student Today Alumni Tomorrow organization, headed by the Office of the Vice Chancellor, UWI Cave Hill, Barbados.
The President will return on Friday 21st April, 2017.
Security agencies are monitoring the situation following receipt last Sunday of death threats on the life of President Anthony Carmona, National Security Minister Edmund Dillon said yesterday.
The anonymous death threat was received at the Police Command Centre before noon last Sunday, at approximately 11 am, it was confirmed by police sources. The caller - reportedly male - claimed to be from the “army,” they added. The person threatened the life of the President and “all ah dem.” They also stated they were “waiting by the Savannah to offload shots for the President.”
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on Wednesday told Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar that it is not her duty to be the defender of President Anthony Carmona, whom he described as "under siege".
Dr Rowley was speaking during the Budget debate in the House of Representatives.
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He told the House he was astounded when, as he said, the Opposition Leader accused the Government of harassing the President.
Taxpayers have spent more on vacation travel for His Excellency, President Anthony Carmona and his family, than for official travel.
The Sunday Guardian obtained documents, detailing specific payments dating back to March 18, 2013, from the Office of the President.
These documents showed that the Office of the President and The President’s House spent $11.6 million on Official Entertainment, $2.9 million on Hosting Conferences, and approximately $3.4 million on Overseas Travel since that time.
The following is President Anthony Carmona's Republic Day address:
President Anthony Carmona took traditional and social media to task yesterday as he slammed newspapers for becoming “garbage dumps” and lamented the rise of “armchair journalism.”
Carmona has now called on all law-abiding citizens to take a stand as he declared that “enough is enough.”