While alleged threats to the State from leader of the Jamaat al Muslimeen Yasin Abu Bakr were not discussed in Cabinet yesterday, the public squabble between the ministers of Sport and National Security, Anil Roberts and Gary Griffith, was addressed.
The two have been at odds over whether the Red Steel cricket team in the CPL T20 franchise competition may use "T&T" in its name.
At the weekly news conference at her St Clair office, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said she had taken note of the squabble.
The PM said she had "dealt with this matter. We have discussed it today. I have made my views known to both ministers and I want to further indicate I do not approve of public squabbling between ministers."
She said such differences should be discussed in the Cabinet or Cabinet sub-committees.
The ministers had openly criticised each other.
Roberts said the team was not a national team and was not authorised to use "T&T." Griffith subsequently said that was not so.
She said she was pleased the "the final matches (of the CPL) are being played in T&T and Red Steel is amongst those that will be performing. Those games for T&T are going to be immense for promotion as a destination. I am very pleased that Trinidad is the home base for the Red Steel team."
But even after Persad-Bissessar spoke about the Red Steel issue, it was not absolutely clear what the status of the matter was.
Persad-Bissessar said she had indicated previously that whenever there were disagreements between Cabinet ministers the Cabinet should be the forum to resolve the dispute.
She noted that the issue had been receiving national attention, but did not change the price of sugar, flour or oil.
Earlier she announced a 20 per cent reduction in the price of flour and oil produced by the National Flour Mills from Saturday (July 26) to August 1, for the Eid-ul-Fitr and Emancipation Day holidays, which are being celebrated on Tuesday and Friday next week respectively.
Persad-Bissessar did not allow questions, leaving immediately to resume her Cabinet meeting.