FOR the second time in four days, Prime Minister Dr Rowley will face the nation when he hosts a press conference on Monday.
What he will announce is anyone’s guess, but it is a safe bet he will be discussing the covid19 pandemic from a TT perspective.
In confirming this press conference, scheduled for 2 pm at the Diplomatic Centre in St Ann’s, a press release issued by the Office of the Prime Minister on Sunday indicated that the Prime Minister will also be joined by Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh and National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds at Monday’s press briefing.
Last Thursday, Rowley staged his first press conference – in Tobago – since being tested negative for the covid19 virus which he contracted several weeks earlier and was forced to quarantine at the PM’s official Tobago residence in Blenheim.
At that press conference, he announced a raft of stricter public health regulations as he acknowledged that person irresponsibility by citizens were responsible for new covid19 infections rising at alarming rate.
He incurred the ire of the Law Association for stating at that press conference that the police had powers to go on to people’s private property if they believe that public health regulations were being broken. This led to the law group issuing a press release a day later contradicting Rowley’s assertions.
When contacted for comment, Government sources remained tight-lipped when asked if they had any idea what Rowley would announce at Monday’s press conference.