Sunday 22 September, 2019

Regional leaders on standby to assist T&T: Rowley says 'we are coping'

Photo courtesy Hindu non-profit organisation (SWAHA)

Photo courtesy Hindu non-profit organisation (SWAHA)

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has received calls from regional leaders who have offered assistance to Trinidad and Tobago, following the recent floods which have impacted large parts of the country.

This was revealed via a statement by the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) on Monday.

Dr Rowley received calls from Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Grenadian Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell and Venezuelan President Nicolas Máduro.

According to the OPM, the regional leaders expressed their concern for the people of Trinidad and Tobago as we grapple with the effects of the floods due to the unusually protracted period of inclement weather.

They have all indicated that they are on standby to assist T&T in the event that requests for assistance are forthcoming.

Dr Rowley thanked the leaders but said Trinidad and Tobago is managing its affairs at this time.

“The Prime Minister thanked all the leaders for their concern and best wishes and indicated that difficult as it is, we are coping for the moment through Government agency responses and private outpourings from persons across the nation,” the statement said.

 

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