President Danny Montano is acting as President of the Republic
of T&T while President George Maxwell Richards is on
Yesterday, acting Senate President George Hadeed announced
in the Senate that Montano was acting for Richards.
This will be the first time that Montano, a former PNM Senator,
has acted as President, officials at Presidents House
They said Richards was on vacation. He will be back in approximately
15 days, they added.
Richards left T&T yesterday.
Montano began his assignment last night with a visit to
the Esmeralda, a Chilean training vessel. Tomorrow, Montano
will host a reception at Presidents House.
Since Hadeed, a Government Senator, is acting for Montano
in the Senate, the Governments numbers are reduced
by one in the Upper House.
At yesterdays Senate session, PNMs Foster Cummings
was sworn in as a temporary Senator to balance the Governments
numbers while Hadeed and Montano handle their new duties.