Almost $20 million spent on PM’s overseas travel
The government today tabled in the National Assembly the overseas expenses associated with travels of the Prime Minister from October 2015 to July 2017. The full amount equals to US$39, 604 plus G$11.3 million. Below is a full breakdown.
|October 25-29, 2015||Summit of Open Governance Partnership (Mexico); delegation included Minister Raphael Trotman and Coordinator of the Department of Governance Tamara Khan||US$3, 225 for partial airfare, accommodation and meals.|
|December 9-12, 2015||Inauguration of new Argentine President; accompanied by Ambassador Audrey Waddell.||US$4, 000 plus G$4 million|
|December 2015||Mercosur Summit (Paraguay)||US$3, 900 (of which US$2, 000 were for contingencies) plus G$699, 603.|
|January 15-18, 2015||Launch of Golden Jubilee celebrations (Queens, New York); accompanied by Mrs SitaNagamootoo.||US$2, 400 plus G$982, 675.|
|June 24-26, 2016||27th anniversary of People of Indian Origin and Global Convention (New York)||US$5, 824 and G$609, 500|
|July 2016||State Funeral for late Prime Minister of Trinidad Patrick Manning; accompanied by Mrs SitaNagamootoo.||US$3, 420|
|September 2016||World Tamils Economic Conference; Convocation Ceremony of the Bharrat University in Chennai; Delhi Law Society’s Conference; accompanied by Mrs SitaNagamootoo||Airfare and accommodation provided by sponsors.
Miscellaneous costs US$4, 200, of which US$1, 000 was for contingency for in transit accommodation.
|November, 2016||17 International Conference of Chief Justices and Judges, Uttar Pradesh; accompanied by Mrs SitaNagamootoo and Mrs Deeann Ali (Confidential Secretary).||Airfare and accommodation provided by sponsors.
US$5, 600 and G$54, 000 for gifts.
|November 2016||Funeral of Fidel Castro (Cuba); accompanied by Dr George Norton and Parliamentarian Gail Teixeira.||US$3, 535 plus G$4, 944, 780.|
|March 2017||Indian Diaspora World Convention on 100th year of abolition of Indian Indentureship (Trinidad); accompanied by Mrs SitaNagamootoo.||Airfare and accommodation provided by sponsors.
US$1, 250 for meals and out of pocket expenses.
|May 2017||100th Anniversary Festival to mark end to Indian Indentureship (Guadeloupe); accompanied by Mrs SitaNagamootoo.||Airfares and accommodation provided by sponsors
US$1, 250 for meals and out of pocket allowance
|June 2017||Convention of the Federation of Tamil Organisations (Minnesota, USA); accompanied by Special Assistant and Aide Wallace Ng-See-Quan.||Airfares and accommodation provided by sponsors.
US$1, 000 for miscellaneous costs