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New Prime Minister sworn in following elections in Trinidad and Tobago

New Prime Minister sworn in following elections in Trinidad and Tobago ( PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Dr. the Honorable Keith Rowley was sworn in as Trinidad and Tobago’s seventh Prime Minister at a ceremony held on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at Queen’s Hall, Port of Spain.

Also being sworn in by President Anthony Carmona was National Security Minister the Honorable Edmund Dillon, a retired Major General, and the new Attorney General the Honorable Faris Al-Rawi.

Trinidad and Tobago elected a new government following general elections held on Monday, September 7, 2015, which saw the People’s National Movement defeat the incumbent People’s Partnership Government, led by former Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, by winning 23 seats to the incumbent’s 18.

Speaking to reporters following the ceremony, the new Prime Minister said that a Finance Minister would be sworn in by Friday, with the rest of his Cabinet being sworn in next week.

About Trinidad&Tobago

Trinidad&Tobago is located in the southeastern region of the Caribbean. With its careful approach to tourism, the dual-island nation offers a distinct blend of culture, eclectic cuisine and an assortment of eco-adventure activities. Trinidad, the ‘cultural capital of the Caribbean,’ is home to the world famous Carnival and the birthplace of the steel pan, the only new musical instrument to be invented in the 20th century. It is also home to one of the world’s top three nesting sites for endangered leatherback turtles and world class fine flavored cocoa. Tobago, sister island to Trinidad, is the quintessential Caribbean paradise with secluded beaches, quaint villages, private villas and award-winning eco-attractions that include the Main Ridge Rainforest, the oldest protected reserve in the western hemisphere and the six-time award winner for World’s Leading Ecotourism Destination by the World Travel Awards.

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