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‘No crisis here’: Dr Keith Rowley

Following is Part I of the findings of the poll:

AT the conclusion of the Government’s fourth year in office, the Prime Minister’s approval rating stands at a remarkable 50 per cent.

With a five-point improvement year-on-year, the findings of this poll indicate that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has emerged from a modest midterm slump. He heads into the final year of his five-year term with a majority of the population approving of the job he is doing.

Even more remarkable is that only 38 per cent of survey respondents disapprove of the job that Dr Rowley is doing as Prime Minister. This translates into a net approval rating of +12, the most favourable net approval rating since he has taken office.

Perilous times Notwithstanding Dr Rowley’s majority approval rating among those polled, the same persons paint a sobering picture of the state of the nation. Without fail, each of the issues surveyed – crime, the economy, corruption and the state of national infrastructure—was described by an overwhelming majority as either a “major problem” or in a state of “crisis”.


Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says there will be a strong presence of police officers general election day, August 10.

In a statement from the Police Service yesterday, Griffith said he gave this assurance to Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) chief election officer Fern Narcis-Scope and deputy chief election officer Lena Sahadeo.

WITH mere weeks to the 2020 general election, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday opened yet another facility, this time the $90 million Moruga Agro-Processing and Light Industrial Park.

Sixty-one-year-old Joanne Pantin, who has been stranded in Florida, says she is heartbroken over comments made by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and her son, Stephen Nicholas Pantin.

In a telephone interview with the Express yesterday, Pantin said she had a meltdown when she learned that the Government had agreed to host the 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and allow players to come to Trinidad.

Anti-Christopher Columbus lobbyists are happy Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has finally chimed in the conversation over the removal of the statue.

While speaking at the opening of the Bagatelle Community Centre last week, Rowley said after the August 10 election there should be a “sane and sober” national conversation on what colonial statues and monuments should come down.

WITH the early closure of bars imposed by the Government and Caribbean Premier League (CPL) games beginning on August 18, the Barkeepers Association is calling for the 8 p.m. lock-off time to be lifted before the CPL bowls off, as the early closure will further hit their earnings.