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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO | Robert Le Hunte resigns as Public Service Minister

Featured Minister of Public Utilities Robert Le Hunte, who tendered his resignation on Sunday Minister of Public Utilities Robert Le Hunte, who tendered his resignation on Sunday
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, May 18, 2020 - Prime Minister Dr  Keith Rowley has accepted the resignation of Minister of Public Utilities Robert Le Hunte, who tendered his resignation effective on Sunday.

The Prime Minister is in the process of making the necessary adjustments consequent to Mr Le Hunte’s resignation. The adjustment include the revocation of Le Hunte's senatorship, the appointment a new public utilities minister and the appointment of a new vice-chairman of the road map team.

The Former Public Utilities Minister has confirmed that his resignation from Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley's People’s National Movement administration was the result of professional conflict on policy positions.

In a statement sent to the Media, Le Hunte said he had, in fact, resigned to Rowley since Friday but dated his letter May 17.

"My resignation was as a result of professional conflict on policy positions. In these circumstances, I gave our Prime Minister the opportunity to proceed in a manner which allows the Government to achieve its objectives," Le Hunte said.

It is a understood that Le Hunte was not too happy about how the Prime Minister has handled a number of issues including the gas Paria Trading Company sale to Aruba that may have exposed the country to US sanctions.

Despite his departure from the Government, Le Hunte, who was made a senator in order to be appointed a minister, said he was still supporting the PNM.

"I remain committed to the People's National Movement and continue to serve as party vice chairman," Le Hunte said.

Le Hunte was appointed a government senator and public utilities minister on August 31, 2017. His initial appointment earlier in the month was revoked after concerns were raised about his dual citizenship in Ghana. Before his appointment, Le Hunte was working in the commercial banking sector in Ghana.

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