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Wednesday 18 October 2017
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PM: Senator Baksh stays

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said Government Senator Allyson Baksh will stay in office despite the fact that her father’s firm is under query with regards to the alleged fake oil scandal.

He gave the assurance at the third leg of his “National Conversations” held on Wednesday at St Augustine Secondary School in reply to a question from the floor. “Let me ask you a question: On what basis will the daughter of AV Drilling be suspended?” The questioner replied that her father is now under probe. Rowley said, “He is being investigated. And you think the daughter should be suspended? That doesn’t sound to me as though they are connected. Unless of course you are making an allegation against the daughter. I do not find that that is a reasonable conclusion.”

With most questions posed on youth and schooling, Rowley urged the population to reach out to their local schools in a spirit of voluntarism.

He said there is nothing to stop a person from walking in a school, declaring their skills/talents and offering to help pupils.

Youth activist Nikoli Edwards suggested the “youth” portfolio be shifted from the Ministry of Sport to Ministry of Education.

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