Post Cabinet Media Briefing – Thursday March 31st 2022

Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Stuart Young, assured citizens that the Commission of Enquiry looking into the tragic deaths of four divers at the Paria facility in Pointe-a-Pierre will take place.

He said the Chairman of the Commission of Enquiry, Sir Dennis Morrison, is expected in T&T on April 18th, 2022, and he has asked Sir Dennis, along with Subsea Specialist Gregory Wilson, and Lead Counsel Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj to present themselves to the public on the week of April 18th and say how they intend to conduct the Commission of Enquiry.

Minister of Trade and Industry, Paula Gopee-Scoon, confirmed that Cabinet has approved the implementation of an Apprenticeship Programme for the non-energy manufacturing sector. Along with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Education will implement the programme (through the MIC Institute of Technology). The National Training Agency and TTMA will also partner with the Ministries on this initiative.

The Apprenticeship Programme is expected to be launched in the next four to six weeks.

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