Minister of Finance, Colm Imbert, says Government has purchased a brand new passenger/vehicle vessel at a cost of US$17.4 million, to service the inter-island sea bridge.
The Minister of Finance has taken note of an article in the Newsday of Friday January 12th, 2018, with the headline “Slow Boat To ‘Bago”. The article claims that the Government is negotiating with a company in Singapore by the name of Singapore Technologies Marine Limited to purchase what the newspaper has described as a very large and fancy cruise ferry, built in Singapore, and equipped with a helicopter landing pad and entertainment facilities, among other things.
After a long wait, outgoing President Anthony Carmona, has sworn in the Procurement Board and its chairman, Mr. Moonilal Lalchan, who will be the new Procurement Regulator.
Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley and Mrs. Sharon Rowley visited Dr. Jean Ramjohn-Richards and her family today (Thursday 11 January, 2018) to personally extend condolences on the passing of former President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Professor George Maxwell Richards.