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T&T PM takes charge following dismissal of Government minister

Published:Thursday | March 27, 2014 | 1:42 PM

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has assumed responsibility for the Ministry of the People and Social Development following Tuesday’s firing of Glenn Ramadharsingh - the member of parliament for Caroni Central.

The prime minister says she will be taking charge of the portfolio for the time being as the work of the ministry is important her vision of poverty eradication, the achievement of social justice and empowerment of people.

Ramadharsingh was removed from his portfolio following an incident in which he was accused of behaving inappropriately with a flight attendant on a Caribbean Airlines flight from Tobago.

After meeting for three hours with Ramadharsingh on Tuesday, Persad-Bissessar advised President Anthony Carmona to revoke his appointment.

Ramadharsingh was appointed to spearhead the ministry from May 2010, following the People’s Partnership victory at the polls.

The former minister who has professed his continuing loyalty to the party, is expected to take a position on the back bench when parliament meets tomorrow.


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