Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation chose Trinidad to receive funding from its foundation.
“Today I have been advised that we are lucky to be identified for a not-insignificant share of some funding to be made available from the Bill Gates Foundation. I spoke to the Secretary-General of the United Nations who has identified us for that gift that we will accept and put to good use in T&T,” Dr Rowley said.
He did not elaborate on why Trinidad was selected, the amount of funds, or exactly how it would be used.
He did note that the relations between Trinidad & Guyana are good: “I have been in Guyana for a week and I’ve had nothing but a warm welcome and a clear understanding and enthusiasm from the government and people of Guyana."
Source: T&T Guardian
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