Trinidad and Tobago: Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and Chairman of CARICOM Dr Keith Rowley virtually met with Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), Chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services, today (Thursday 25th March, 2021).
In a press release, the prime minister’s office stated that the meeting focused on several matters of mutual interests. Discussions included talks on access to COVID-19 vaccines, Venezuela, Haiti and other CARICOM related issues.
“Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Senator Dr Amery Browne and Ambassador for Trinidad and Tobago to CARICOM, Her Excellency Ms Frances Seignoret also attended the meeting.” releases added.
After weeks of the dilemma of its arrival date, Trinidad and Tobago’s supply of coronavirus vaccines is on its way.
The 33,600 shots of the AstraZeneca vaccine are scheduled to come on Wednesday.
Last week, Jamaica became the first Caribbean country to get vaccines through Covax, receiving 14,400 doses.
A live tracker on PAHO’s (Pan American Health Organization) website showed supplies are on their way to Suriname, Guyana, Belize and TT.
Suriname will get 24,000 doses on Friday, and Guyana and Belize will get 33,600 each. Guyana’s will arrive on Tuesday and Belize’s on Wednesday.
In total, Covax has delivered 2,213,280 doses of the vaccine so far.
Apart from this, Prime Minister Rowley delivered the feature address at the signing of an exploration and production agreement between Heritage and EOG Resources Trinidad Limited on Wednesday at Heritage’s Queen’s Park West, Port of Spain headquarters.
Office of Prime Minister said, “The agreement will see EOG farm into a portion of Heritage’s acreage within the Exploration and Production (Public Petroleum Rights) Licence covering the offshore Trinidad Northern Areas Block in the Gulf of Paria (“TNA Licence”).”
The last few weeks were quite tough for prime minister Rowley as the opposition regularly attacking on their vaccine policies.