Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar, returned from her trip to New York this morning.

Mrs. Persad Bissessar had flown to New York to deliver the feature address at a special meeting of the UN General Assembly held to discuss non-communicable diseases.

Many persons criticized her decision to leave the country at this time.

However, the Prime Minister says she thought long and hard about her decision to attend and decided her absence would not have a major impact on the country’s governance.

She addressed her detractors at a media conference at the Piarco International Airport upon her return.