• 23 SEP 2020

Post-Cabinet Media Briefing – Wednesday 23rd September, 2020

The Government continues to work assiduously to bring solutions to ensure the survival of the Point Lisas Industrial Estate. Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Senator the Hon. Franklin Khan said the country continues to do reasonably well despite the challenges being faced in the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Minister Khan made the disclosure at the Post-Cabinet Media Conference held at the Diplomatic Center today (Wednesday 23 September 2020).

The Hon Minister of Energy and Energy Industries acknowledged that while certain plants at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate have been idle, Government expects to see the restart of these plants in the near future when there is an upturn in prices. Minister Khan maintained that the Government continues to meet with all the key players in the energy industry.

Minister of National Security and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, the Hon Stuart Young has assured that the repatriation of all Venezuelan nationals within the last few months has been done in accordance with the laws of Trinidad and Tobago. Minister Young reiterated if a person holds a Venezuelan Migrant Registration Card, it does not permit them to break the laws of Trinidad and Tobago.

Minister Young also highlighted the introduction of a new passport delivery system by the Immigration Division, where people will no longer be required to go to the Immigration Office to collect their Trinidad and Tobago passport.

Commenting on the return of $22 million in cash which was seized from a house in La Horquetta yesterday (Tuesday 22nd September, 2020) Minister Young said the matter continues to be investigated by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service and urged citizens to be wary of partaking in pyramid schemes. Minister Young maintains that in Trinidad and Tobago pyramid schemes are considered fraud.