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TT | Dec 15, 2020

Rowley apologises for caustic statement on Trinidad’s official OPM account; moves rhetoric to personal Facebook page

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Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr Keith Rowley. (Photo: The West Indian Online)

The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) in Trinidad and Tobago has apologised for a polarising Facebook post, in which it seemed to dimiss the reported drowning of Venezuelan migrants.

The Tuesday (December 15) post, which was later deleted, was seemingly approved by Prime Minister Keith Rowley himself, who admitted the statement was intended for his personal Facebook page.

“The previous post should have been written as two separate statements and was intended for publication on the Prime Minister’s personal social media account. I regret and apologise to all for the distress caused by the post,” Rowley said.

As stated, the deleted post resurfaced on Rowley’s political page, where its scathing rhetoric found the audience of his over 106,000 followers.

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