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PM Defends National Awards Selection Process

NEWS GRAPHIC 15The process used to select recipients of the National Awards is being defended by Prime Minister , Kamla Persad Bissessar.

Some persons have criticized the decision to bestow the country’s highest award the Order of Trinidad and Tobago to Labour Minister Errol Mc Cleod and Foreign Affairs Minister , Winston Dookeran.

Questioned on the matter on Tuesday evening Mrs Persad Bissessar outlined the steps taken before persons are chosen for the national awards.

She said citizens input and nominations are also included process and then the Awards Committee deliberate over the recommendations and then the venture moves on to another stage.

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Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar.

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