He made the comment during yesterday’s post-Cabinet news conference at the Office of the Prime Minister, St Clair. He said he was aware of the unfortunate developments in the area and in Tobago.
"We are aware of the hardships being experienced by the people of that area (and) also in Tobago," he added.
Rowley said the Minister of Works and others were doing all they could to ensure the affected residents were given the required assistance. He said the Tobago House of Assembly was assisting the people on the sister isle.
He said there were 11 landslides and the Ministry of Works and other agencies were doing all they could to ensure the road was cleared as soon as possible.
He said there was significant damage in the area to bridges and other infrastructure but the immediate priority was to assist residents trapped there. The PM said he hoped by the end of yesterday those relief measures would have been effectively completed.
Rowley also announced that he would lead a T&T delegation to Venezuela on Monday to sign an energy agreement to allow for access to gas from that country here.
The PM said details of the agreement, which seeks to present medium to long-term solutions to recurrent gas shortages in Trinidad and Tobago, would be made public after signing.
Rowley said the agreement was good news for T&T.
PM: Residents our priority
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