Dr Keith Rowley---use

‘No crisis here’: Dr Keith Rowley

There is no crisis in Trinidad and Tobago. In fact, citizens should “feel good” white-collar criminals are running scared for the first time, says Prime Minister Dr Keith ­Rowley. Addressing the media at yesterday’s post-Cabinet conference at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s, the prime minister said there was grave cynicism where the people felt no action would be taken against white-collar criminals, but the Government he leads worked to fix the system.

“And where you are seeing a crisis today, we are saying to you, the people of Trinidad and Tobago, feel good about it, this is how it is supposed to happen. “This is how it is happening for the first time, exactly what you want to happen is happening—that if persons, especially public officials, misconduct themselves, there must be policing to identify the misconduct and the person must be held accountable, and it will end up as a trial in the court house where they are innocent until proven guilty,” he said.

Get caught up with news from the news leader
Subscribe now and get access to the Trinidad Express E-paper


WHILE Trinidad and Tobago is likely to be sprinkled with a few thundershowers from the passage of Tropical Storm Dorian, neighbouring islands, including Barbados, are bracing for the possibility of a hurricane by Wednesday.

Police are trying to determine what would have pushed an 18-year-old relative to attack a 36-year-old woman, who was four months pregnant, with a cutlass. The incident, which took place after midnight yesterday at the Las Lomas home of Alistra Mack-Kampo, also known as Roxanne Mack, resulted in the death of the mother of three.

Machel Montano was at his all-time best at the Caribbean Festival of the Arts (Carifesta) Island Beats Super Concert, on Saturday evening, at the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

PRISON reform is crucial, says Prisons Commissioner Gerard Wilson. And while there have been advances made in this area, he notes that there is still much to be done. During an interview with the Express last week, Wilson noted that a task force had been appointed by Cabinet several years ago to look into prison reform and transformation.