“Any casual observation that is not motivated by hysteria or bias will conclude that there is no anti-media restriction in the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.”
This according to the Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley in a statement via the Office of the Prime Minister’s official Facebook page.
Dr. Rowley in response to recent reports by News at 7TT; said that “it cannot be truthfully disputed that this Government has been more accessible to the media than most.”
He said “there has been no Prime Minister who has consistently spent more hours before the local media fielding questions to the media’s exhaustion.”
Dr. Rowley said TTT is a small part of local media and not the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
He went on to say that it is an “unnecessary stretch to interpret any misunderstanding or operational mix-up there as a label for the Government.”
“Additionally, every Ministry and most public sector departments have separate communication units which are always open to the media.”
“These being the undisputed facts, allegations of dictatorship and government restrictions are rejected.”