Caroni Central MP Dr Bhoe Tewarie made a passionate plea for Government to pay the country’s ageing cane farmers who he claimed are owed millions of dollars before they die one-by-one.
The committee was told that $5 million was allocated in the 2019 budget for the farmers of which $1.7 million had been spent.
Central MP and former planning minister in the People's Partnership government Dr Bhoe Tewarie says what has happened to the Sandals project is unfortunate for Tobago and for the tourism sector in T&T.
However, he has put the blame at the feet of the government.
"Dr Rowley and his obstinate, belligerent ministers are directly responsible for this failure. From the very beginning, no one in the Government would explain the project properly. The story changed as they moved from one explanation to another as if no citizen would remember what they said before," he said.
Police are investigating a report of a break-in at the home of Opposition Member of Parliament Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie early Thursday morning.
According to a police report, Dr Tewarie secured his Chin Chin Road home around 9:30 pm on Wednesday night and went to bed.
However, around 4.30 Thursday morning. he awoke and observed his front door open.
The bandits made off with Tewarie's Honda Accord registered PDG 333, a Samsung Galaxy 3, a wrist watch, TT$900 cash, a Dell laptop, an Ipad and a number of Parliament documents.
Questions this afternoon about what the $113 million dollars in increased funding for the police service are intended at achieving.
This from former Planning Minister and Caroni Central MP Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie who says Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley’s national address shows the government to be ‘incompetent’ and ‘out of touch with reality’.
Former Minister of Planning and Development Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie says that for the first time in six months, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has spoken the truth about the economy, by pointing out that the country is not bankrupt.
Dr Tewarie posted on Facebook, his position on the state of the economy and he's calling on the Government to take action to arrest the slide in the exchange rate.
The following is Dr Tewarie's post this morning:
"For the first time in six months Prime Minister Keith Rowley spoke the truth about the state of finances in the TT economy.