Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie

Member of Parliament for Caroni Central, Dr. Bhoendradatt “Bhoe” Tewarie

In a statement on Thursday, Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, announced the formal withdrawal of Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie as the country’s nominee for the office of Commonwealth secretary general.

Dr. Rowley said that the secretary general of the Commonwealth has been advised by letter, through the
appropriate diplomatic channels, that Trinidad and Tobago has exercised its discretion to formally withdraw
its nominee.

Sir Ronald Sanders, was selected as a candidate put forward by the government of Antigua and Barbuda.

In a televised interview Dr. Tewarie said that he withdrew his candidacy under the previous Government since
January of this year.

Dr. Tewarie went on to say that when he formally withdrew he was already a Member of Parliament and could
not commit himself to both jobs.