Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has instructed National Security Minister Jack Warner to get some rest.
Persad-Bissessar, speaking at a lavish fund-raising dinner by the Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) on Sunday at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya, said Warner had not slept in 48 hours and ordered that he not work on Monday.
"Jack Warner, you are grounded after you leave here tonight, you will go home tomorrow, I will ask other ministers to take up all your meetings, and Maureen Warner, ground him tomorrow, let him sleep because he hasn't slept in 24 to 48 hours," said Persad-Bissessar.
"Do you guys agree?" Persad-Bissessar asked the large audience who responded with loud applause.
The Prime Minister thanked all her ministers for attending the event on Sunday, as well as citizens who took time out of their schedule to lend support.
She made special mention of gynaecologist Dr Sherene Kalloo who was in attendance and celebrated her birthday on that day.
Kalloo was one of the gynaecologists who were instrumental in the implementation of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine on the immunisation schedule in this country.
Said Persad-Bissessar: "Tonight, there is a beautiful woman with us, she will understand what I'm saying because she is celebrating her birthday today, so she came out on her birthday, can we say happy birthday to Dr Sherene Kalloo who is here with us."
The PM said her ministers work round-the-clock to ensure delivery to the people and this was no easy task.
"We will continue to do our best in whatever we have to," said Persad-Bissessar as she reiterated her Government's commitment to serving the people.