Cabinet approves two additional scholarships in Natural Sciences

Cabinet has approved the award of National Additional scholarships in the Natural Sciences grouping to two persons.

They are Janardan Mahabir formerly of Presentation College, Chaguanas and D’Nae Bartholomew formerly of Bishop Anstey High School and Trinity East College.

Minister of Education, Anthony Garcia made the announcement during his address to Parliament on Friday, saying these students have presented reviewed results which have met the benchmarks for this award.

Cabinet approves $1.7 billion drawdown from Heritage and Stabilisation Fund

The Government will drawdown $1.7 billion from the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund to help finance the 2017 Budget.

The announcement was made via a statemeny by the Ministry of Finance.

"In the interest of full public disclosure, the Ministry of Finance wishes to advise that the Cabinet, on Thursday 16th March, 2017 approved a drawdown from the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF) in the amount of the US equivalent of TT$1,712,200,000.00 (US$251 million).

Digicel refutes negative claims of network's trustworthiness

Communications provider Digicel is maintaining that customer privacy has not been breached and is a factor behind the confidence customers have shown in the network.

It responded via a statement, after a newspaper report indicated that Cabinet members have been asked to switch to Bmobile because of fears that a senior manager working there, could possibly leak information.

The following is as statement by Digicel.

Diplomatic passport, name on CAL aircraft for Calypso Rose

Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly has announced a decision by Cabinet to honour Calypso Rose for her recent international achievement.

The veteran calypsonian won the World Album of the Year award at the Victoire de la Musique award ceremony in France two weeks ago.

Gopeesingh: PM should have removed Education Minister

Former Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh believes the Cabinet reshuffle was incomplete without the removal of Education Minister Anthony Garcia.

Dr Gopeesingh issued the following response to the Cabinet changes made on Monday.

"Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley must continue his essential Cabinet reshuffle by the removal of the bungling Anthony Garcia as Minister of Education.

Opposition Leader: Cabinet changes appear to be payback favours

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the changes made to the Cabinet will do nothing to improve the lives of citizens.

The Opposition Leader says it appears that the appointments were a form of payback to those favoured by the prime minister.

The following is the Opposition Leader's response to the Cabinet changes.