Almost $20 million spent on PM’s overseas travel

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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.

Date Event Cost
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

 

 

 

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