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With the population reeling from the news of yesterday’s record-breaking 31 deaths and 624 new Covid-19 ­cases, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley delivered a 45-minute address to the nation that was the definition of ­anticlimax.

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As Trinidad and Tobago recorded its highest Covid-19 death rate of 31 yesterday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley again appealed to the population to act now and get ­vaccinated.

In his highly anticipated address to the nation last night, which lasted 45 minutes, the Prime Minister warned that the parallel healthcare system is under immense pressure, and the time may come when drastic decisions would have to be taken. “As with any emergency response, as the demand on healthcare resources increases, we may have no choice but to redirect our efforts from providing the highest level of care to a few, to providing the greatest good for the greatest number of persons. This is the reality that we face,” he said.

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The Prime Minister’s writing to the Police Service Commission last year to state that he’d lost confidence in the then Commissioner of Police …

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PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley has warned Tobago that it will face increased hardship under the governance of the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP).

Rowley was in Tobago campaigning on Saturday night for the December 6 Tobago House of Assembly (THA) election.

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OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling on House Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George to declare whether her husband owns a “million-dollar” townhouse developed by a contractor who is a close friend of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.

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Among the issues touched on by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley on return home from COP26 were illegal quarrying, the need for rehabilitating mined lands and the allocation of uncultivable mined areas for solar manufacturing.

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Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says Trinidad and Tobago will continue in the business of natural gas production as long as there is a market for it.

He says while the world is leaning towards cleaner, more environmentally-friendly sources of energy, the change cannot be made overnight.