Prime Minister Keith Rowley announced at his Press Conference on Sunday afternoon (22nd May 2022) that Trinidad and Tobago has been chosen to receive “not-insignificant” funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. However, in a most-embarrassing turn of events, the Prime Minister is now saying he was scammed — and that there is NO funding on its way from the coveted Foundation.
In a statement released on Monday (23rd May 2022), the Prime Minister was forced to admit that someone “attempted to encourage me to use a foreign bank to receive this grant but there would be a significant processing fee.” He added, “My suspicion was further aroused when the person on the other end attempted to guide me towards making a substantial deposit in a Chinese bank as a prerequisite to receiving the grant. P.M Rowley later in his statement admitted said he was now “convinced that this was a most brazen scam being run in the shocking manner as described” and he also promised to get the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) involved in the matter.
See the Prime Minister’s rather strange statement in full below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments section:
Last Saturday whilst in Guyana the Chairman of Caricom communicated with me that the Office of the Secretary General of the UN wanted to reach me and a couple other Caricom Heads to advise us that he had received a substantial grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to be distributed among us in its ongoing poverty alleviation program.
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