It’s a failed effort to help their friends in the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) election.
That is how Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley responded to the “false” allegations of the United National Congress (UNC) that he sought to conceal his ownership of a townhouse in Shirvan, Tobago, from the Integrity Commission (IC).
The Prime Minister has sought to assuage the concerns of prison officers, assuring them the Government will do everything possible to secure them and their families.
In a statement on the Office of the Prime Minister’s Facebook page yesterday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said: “We are very aware of the perils surrounding the duties of honest, hard-working prison officers and have taken note of the onslaught aimed at these officers of State. We will do everything possible to secure them and their families.”
Senator Anthony Vieira has compromised the independence of the Judiciary and violated the entrenched principle of separation of powers by bringing senior jurists into his senseless squabble with the Opposition, UNC Senator Jayanti Lutchmedial has said.
There is a new process for the selection of the Police Commissioner.
The Government has revoked the controversial June 2021 Commissioner of Police (Selection Process) Order, as well as the 2009 Order, and has replaced them with a new revised Order, titled Legal Notice 277 of November 25, 2021 Commissioner of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Selection Process) Order.
The Ministry of Health is negotiating with the manufacturers/suppliers of the new Covid-19 potentially life-saving Covid treatment antiviral drugs with a view to procuring them in the fight against the pandemic, if and when they are approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
This was disclosed by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday who indicated Government was in talks with both manufacturers—Merck and Pfizer International (who make molnupiravir and paxlovid, respectively).