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Rowley heads for UN General Assembly as T&T drenched by Karen

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has left to participate at the United Nations General Assembly. Finance Minister Colm Imbert is acting PM in his absence. He issued a statement upon his departure.

“Fellow citizens,
The Gov­ern­ment of Trinidad and To­ba­go is work­ing through its var­i­ous agen­cies to take all nec­es­sary steps to pre­pare for the im­pact of Trop­i­cal Storm Karen.

Cit­i­zens are urged to re­main vig­i­lant and heed the warn­ings and alerts from the Of­fice of Dis­as­ter Pre­pared­ness and Man­age­ment and the Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Of­fice.

To­day I will de­part for New York where I am sched­uled to par­tic­i­pate at the Unit­ed Na­tions Gen­er­al As­sem­bly.

The Cab­i­net re­mains alert to the de­vel­op­ing sit­u­a­tion and stands ready to re­spond.

The Min­is­ter of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty and Min­is­ter in the Of­fice of the Prime Min­is­ter, the Hon. Stu­art Young will host a me­dia con­fer­ence at 10 am to share per­ti­nent in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing the pro­ject­ed move­ment of Trop­i­cal Storm Karen.

Min­is­ter of Fi­nance, the Hon. Colm Im­bert will act as Prime Min­is­ter un­til I re­turn.”