Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, centre at back,

Flashback, August 14: Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, centre at back, Energy Minister Franklin Khan,

La Brea MP Nicole Olivierre and other Government officials pose with young participants of the Three-Tier

Mentorship Programme for Young Professionals at the Hyatt Regency (Trinidad) hotel in Port of Spain.

The photo has sparked heated comments on social media over the ethnic composition of the group

selected for the programme.

THE Prime Minister addressed a number of national issues du­ring an interview with the Sunday Express, which coincided with the fourth anniversary of his assumption of office on Friday.

As he commences the last year of his tenure, during which he fa­ces two critical elections, Dr Keith Rowley is urging the country to resist any incitement to division and disorder.

He also threw down the gauntlet to his critics on the issues of race and educational attainment and opportunity. The Prime Minister is not allowing himself to be intimidated by the imminent ele ctions.

Here is Part 1 of the interview:

PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s greatest disappointment over the last four years has been the increasing propensity of certain sectors of the society to seek to divide the country.