Trinidad and Tobago

NWRHA: Patients were not at risk during power outage at POS General Hospital

The North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) says that at approximately 12:45 a.m. this morning, an electrical outage occurred at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital.

The NWRHA says that due to the collaborative efforts of the hospital’s in-house electrical team and the Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) electricity was restored at the institution around 8:30 a.m.

It added that during the power outage, emergency measures were successfully employed and at no time was patient care compromised.

Speaker rules that PM's statement was not Contempt of Parliament

House Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George has ruled that Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley will not be referred to Parliament's Committee of Privileges for Contempt of Parliament.

In September this year, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar had asked that Dr Rowley be referred to the Committee of Privileges, after saying that he had made comments that were “damaging, disparaging” and “negatively reflected on members of the House, bringing them all into ridicule, odium and contumely”.