The passenger ferry, the Galleons Passage, which was expected to set sail to T&T last Friday is still docked in China as delivery of the new Catamaran is being finalised with the National Infrastructure Development Company (NIDCO).
On February 5, Finance Minister Colm Imbert posted on his Twitter account that delivery date of the Galleons Passage “is now set for Wednesday, February 7th, 2018,” and that the vessel “is scheduled to set sail for Trinidad and Tobago on February 9th, 2018.”
Stop trying to embarrass the Chinese government!
A visibly frustrated Dr. Keith Rowley told this to the opposition bench in the lower house this afternoon.
During the prime minister's question time, Dr. Rowley was asked about the withdrawal of an invitation by the communist party of China for a high-level meeting with 9 other world leaders.
That has since been replaced by a state visit at a date to be announced next year.
But Dr. Keith Rowley says to use the term withdrawal of an invitation is incorrect.
The reason why the Chinese Government withdrew the invitation to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to attend high-level meetings in China and replaced it with an Official Visit next year, was because the Chinese Government downgraded the scope of the high-level meetings.
The Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs has announced that Chinese officials have withdrawn the invitation to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to attend a 'high-level meeting' in China this year.
A statement by the ministry says the prime minister has instead been invited to visit China on a State Visit next year.
Last week Minister Stuart Young announced that the prime minister would attend the high-level meeting and then proceed immediately on a state visit.
Huawei has released its audited financial results for 2016, reporting that its Carrier, Enterprise, and Consumer business groups (BGs) each achieved solid year-on-year growth.
Group annual revenue was CNY521.6 billion (US$75.1 billion), an increase of 32% over 2015.
Net profits were CNY37.1 billion (US$5.3 billion), an increase of 0.4%.
In 2016, Huawei continued to invest in the future, with the company's annual spending on research and development reaching CNY76.4 billion (US$11 billion).
More than 160 couples in a village in eastern China have decided to divorce in order to get more compensation after the forced demolition of their homes.
The village of Jiangbei, in Jiangsu province, is being razed to make way for a high-tech development zone.
The couples found they could qualify for two new houses and at least $19,000 (£15,500) extra if they divorced and claimed compensation as singles.
Some are over 80, and most said they planned to continue living together.