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Trinidad & Tobago: Update: Foster responds to Cabinet WhatsApp ‘rift’

Minister Foster Cummings said he stands firmly behind the decisions taken by government to keep the country safe. 

In a statement, Cummings denies there’s any rift in the Cabinet, following the circulation of a screenshot of a WhatsApp group chat involving Government Members of Parliament. 

An exchange between Cummings and National Security Minister Stuart Young seemed to show that the Minister of State was not in favour of Government’s exemption policy.

Cummings said parliamentary caucus is confidential and is a democratic forum – something “foreign to” the Opposition. 

The following is his full statement:

“The UNC needs to come better than that. The discussion between Members of Parliament in a parliamentary caucus is, and should be, private and confidential.

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