JIS News

Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller left the island on Monday (Apr. 24) for a three-day official visit to Trinidad and Tobago. The visit which is being made on the invitation of Trinidadian Prime Minister and Chairman of CARICOM the Hon. Patrick Manning, is Mrs. Simpson Miller’s first overseas engagement since her appointment as Prime Minister.
On her arrival in Trinidad, Prime Minister Simpson Miller will be met by Prime Minister Manning and members of his Cabinet. She will be accorded full honours which will include a military parade and a twenty-one gun salute, followed by a cultural presentation.
On Tuesday, Mrs. Simpson Miller will have bilateral talks with Prime Minister Patrick Manning which is to be followed by a media briefing at the Prime Minister’s Office. She will later be hosted at a luncheon by the Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers’ Association and is also scheduled to address a Children’s Rally.
The Prime Minister’s other engagements include a meeting with Jamaican nationals living in Trinidad and a visit to the National Gas Company. She will also pay a courtesy call on His Worship Alderman Murchison Brown, Mayor of Port of Spain.
Prime Minister Simpson Miller returns to the island on Wednesday April 26th. During her absence, the Hon. Robert Pickersgill, Minister of Housing, Transport and Works and Water, will be in charge of the government.