Monday, October 23, 2017

Rowley: Don’t see race in move to accept Dominicans*


THE reactions of some citi­zens to the invitation for des­perate Dominicans to seek refuge in Trinidad and Tobago temporarily have disappointed Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.
Rowley appealed to people “not to see race in everything we do in Trinidad and Tobago”.
At Thursday’s post-Cabinet media briefing, the Prime Minister asked Trinidadians to open their homes to displaced Dominicans as part of its humanitarian effort to help the devastated island of Dominica.
The island is so badly damaged that its prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, wept on Thursday as he spoke about the deaths and damage while appealing for international help.
On TV6’s Morning Edition yesterday, Rowley said he was disappointed some were saying Dominicans accepting temporary refuge in T&T was a means of the People’s National Movement (PNM) securing votes in upcoming elections.

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