Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says there is no need for him to apologize to the Opposition Leader or resign over the 'Emailgate' fiasco.
Dr Rowley was responding to the announcement yesterday by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) that it has officially closed the investigation.
Making it clear he will not go down the Opposition’s “rabbit hole”, the prime minister accused the UNC of “twisting” the “facts” as is outlined in the file handed to the TTPS by the Director or Public Prosecutions (DPP).
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is encouraging the national community and the Muslim community to resolve to always demonstrate the peace, love and equality which are the inherent features of Islamic teachings.
In his message on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the prime minister is also urging citizens to direct their hearts towards strengthening the society based on mutual respect and love.
Here is the full text of the PM's message:
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is responding to calls for citizens to sign a petition against the passage of the Unexplained Wealth Bill.
In a post to The Office of the Prime Minister's Facebook page, Dr Rowley attempted to clarify what he says are a number of false claims.
The video which began circulating over the weekend made a number of claims, one being that the state could seize assets based only on a suspicion.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will return to Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday evening next week.
Acting prime minister, Finance Minister Colm Imbert told today's post-Cabinet news conference that Dr Rowley will travel home to T&T on Caribbean Airlines via New York.
Imbert said that he was advised that the tests went very well and that the prime minister does not require surgery.
"We are thankful our prayers were answered," Minister Imbert said.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley left for Los Angeles, California this morning where he will undergo a series of medical tests related to a coronary issue.
A statement by the Office of the Prime Minister says that Dr Rowley and his family are grateful for the outpouring of concern and well wishes that have been expressed since the announcement.
The Prime Minister said the positive sentiments have been a source of strength.
Finance Minister, Colm Imbert will act as Prime Minister until Dr Rowley’s return.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley leaves for St Kitts and Nevis today where he will attend a Caricom meeting.
According to a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister, on the agenda are discussions on the Caricom Single Market and Economy which was the focus of a special meeting of heads in this country last December.
Heads of government will also examine recommendations from a special meeting of the Caricom council for trade and economic development on transportation.
Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs, Dennis Moses will accompany Dr Rowley on the trip.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has described as "laughably hypocritical", comments made by Opposition MP Dr Roodal Moonilal on the government awarding contracts to criminals.
In a statement issued Tuesday, Dr Rowley defended claims that government ministers were awarding contracts to criminals.
The following is the prime minister's statement.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says if he acts unfairly against individuals who have not been convicted of criminal activity he will be in breach of his oath of office.
Speaking to reporters in Moruga yesterday, Rowley said if such persons are engaging in crime the police must take action.