On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, it is with great sadness that I extend deepest condolences to the Government and people of Cuba and to his family on the passing of former President, Fidel Castro, who was one of the world’s longest serving leaders.
A letter expressing condolences on behalf of the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago has been dispatched to His Excellency General Raul Modesto Castro Ruiz, President of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Cuba. Our prayers accompany them in their time of grief.
The people of Trinidad and Tobago, and indeed many of our CARICOM nations, have long enjoyed cordial diplomatic relations with Cuba. (more…)
Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley at the 2016 IMF Caribbean Forum, in Port of Spain, 2-3 November 2016:
There are both differences and similarities among us as a group. Three of the regional economies (Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana and Suriname) are commodity exporters while the others are largely dependent on tourism and remittances. However, we are all relatively undiversified economies and all highly vulnerable to developments in the US and UK. Above all we are all convinced that our economic prospects are enhanced by close collaboration and involving intensified dialogue and coordinated policies.
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Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, was inducted on Wednesday July 20, into the Prime Minister’s Park of Honour located at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona.
The park is used to honour UWI graduates who have been or are serving as Heads of Government. The addition of Dr. Rowley’s name brings to 17 the number of heads who have been added to the monument at the park.
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Bilateral discussions between Jamaica and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are expected to result in robust initiatives that will lead to increased co-operation, and the promotion of improved trade relations.
This is the sentiment expressed by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, who is hosting his Trinidadian counterpart, Dr. the Hon. Keith Rowley, on an official four-day visit.
He noted that the interactions will also facilitate “the sharing of information, experience and best practices for capacity building in our institutions, to better create growth and prosperity in a stable and secure environment.”
…In his remarks, Prime Minister Rowley stressed his country’s commitment “to treating with the challenges, whatever they might be,” noting that as members of CARICOM, Jamaica and Trinidad are family. We are one people with a common purpose, common history and cultural norms that we would defend for ourselves and for each other.”
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Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr. Rt. Hon. Keith Rowley chose, as his first institution to visit, the Cyril Ross Nursery which cares for children living with HIV/AIDS.
Prime Minister Rowley visited the institution yesterday.
Dr. Rowley led his People’s National Movement to victory in Trinidad and Tobago’s 7 September general elections and was sworn in as Prime Minister on 9 September.