Probe report on T&T,Dominica matter at OAS to go to T&T House committee

Prime Minister Keith Rowley

A report on a probe by the Trinidad and Tobago government into that country’s rejection of Dominica’s plea for a two-year waiver of dues at an OAS meeting held on March 23 this year, will be sent to a parliamentary committee in a week, Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, announced recently.

Dominica sought the waiver after being devastated by Hurricane Maria in September 2017..

Rowley said last week that it was Government’s intention to send the report that was done by former ambassador Christopher Thomas , to the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Parliament, within a week.

Rowley said in April that the incident left him “shocked and embarrassed” and lamented that ahead of the critical vote at the OAS, where Trinidad and Tobago is represented by Brigadier General Anthony Phillips-Spencer, that the country “had no presence at a preparatory meeting where the waiver was agreed to by other OAS states.”

He said in Parliament in May, that the report was in the hands of the Office of the Prime Minister and would be sent to the committee as soon “as it was appropriate”.

When asked if he was, at that stage, prepared to say whether the report attached responsibility to any party for issues which arose from the incident, Rowley responded that the contents of the report indicate there were shortcomings on the part of people who hold office.

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3 Comments

  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    November 17, 2018

    “Dominica sought the waiver after being devastated by Hurricane Maria in September 2017.. ”

    The devastation of the country should not matter, and no waiver should be given, or granted to the nation as long as Roosevelt is prime minister of the country! 

    When one spends more than thirty million dollars buying votes last election, and spend one half of a billion dollars digging up a river bed which helps to flood a municipal airport on which he installed landing, when he could have built a new International Airport, that proves the incompetents of the man Roosevelt.

     One who throw away money as he does do not deserve any empathy. In the past Roosevelt claimed to have given more than ten million dollars Antigua government, and the same to Nevis.

    The boy Roosevelt manufactures passport money, hence a waiver is not deserving. The man has power over hurricanes, and stated Maria; the hurricane messed with the wrong island!

    The man is a god, he needs nothing! 

  2. Larry Grell
    November 17, 2018

    Much ado about nothing! Dominica could and can pay the dues. We are selling lots of passports and even hosting campaign gospel concerts sponsored by The Government. Trinidad you did nothing wrong.

  3. %
    November 15, 2018

    Reasons why I don’t have Caricom in high regard…Let the fight begin .
    S M G
    S M G
    L S M G N

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