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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, May 9, 2013
The need to improve citizen security
is one of the major issues to be dis-
cussed in bilateral talks between Prime
Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and
United States Vice President Joe Biden
during his visit to Port-of-Spain on
This is according to a release issued
by the Office of the Prime Minister
yesterday. The White House confirmed
the issue of security would be among
the issues discussed in the visit.
The release, which was published on
the Internet, said Biden and his wife,
Dr Jill Biden, would travel to Brazil,
Colombia and T&T during the week
of May 26.
It said Biden would meet with key
leaders in each of the three nations to
discuss the full range of bilateral and
"In T&T, the Vice President looks
forward to meeting with Prime Minister
Persad-Bissessar as well as leaders of
other Caribbean countries. This trip
will be an important chance to discuss
our collective efforts to promote eco-
nomic growth and development, access
to energy and our ongoing collaboration
on citizen security," the White House
And Persad-Bissessar, in a release
from her office, said she welcomed
Biden s visit.
She said the bilateral meeting
between T&T and the US "will focus
on collaboration in a number of areas,
including citizen security."
That meeting would be followed by
a meeting with Caricom heads whom
Persad-Bissessar has invited "to discuss
issues, such as the collective efforts to
promote economic growth, energy
inter-dependence and development in
Biden s visit comes on the heels of
Persad-Bissessar s visit to Washington,
USA, last month.
During that visit she discussed with
US Deputy Secretary of State William
Burns several matters of critical interest
to T&T and Caricom.
She said those matters included the
US Foreign Account Tax Compliance
Act, assistance in the fight against the
illegal drug trade and the process of
criminal deportations from the US.
Persad-Bissessar, who is to assume
the chairmanship of Caricom in July,
said discussions also focused on con-
vening a Caricom-US summit.
She expressed her enthusiasm for
Biden s visit, describing it as the con-
tinued strengthening of diplomatic rela-
tions between the US and T&T.
to talk on
Government is considering
giving tablet computers to pri-
mary school pupils.
This was stated by Prime Min-
ister Kamla Persad-Bissessar after
a brief visit to pupils of the Tran-
quillity Government Primary
School, who are scheduled to write
the Secondary Entrance Assess-
ment exam today.
In her remarks to the 53 pupils,
Persad-Bissessar advised them to
pray and do the best they could.
She assured that all children who
were writing the exam could be
sure of places in secondary schools.
Many pupils hugged Persad-
Bissessar as she was about to leave
She was accompanied by Edu-
cation Minister Dr Tim
She also said Government had
secured 200 braille machines for
"challenged students" across the
Govt looking at tablet
computers for pupils
Director of Rainbow Rescue Judy Wilson, centre, is presented with a cheque for $155,000 by Hands
of Hope representatives, from left, Julie Baillie, Jodie Thompson, Jill Darlow and Jo Kelyrack at
Rainbow Rescue, Maraval, yesterday. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
Leader of the Opposition Dr Keith
Rowley yesterday submitted a motion
of no confidence in the PP Government
for possible debate on May 24, the third
anniversary of the Government s elec-
The motion was submitted to the
Parliament yesterday and has to await
approval from Speaker Wade Mark
before it can qualify. The Opposition
said details of the private motion would
be released subsequently.
Rowley has previously moved a
motion of no confidence in Prime Min-
ister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and a
motion against her alleged inability to
act against former National Security
Minister Jack Warner.
Both motions were defeated. RL
Rowley files motion
of no confidence
United States Vice President Joe Biden
Dr Keith Rowley
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