OPPOSITION LEADER CONGRATULATES BP

The Leader of the Opposition, Kamla Persad-Bissessar congratulates BPTT on the announcement of its success in its two exploration wells Savannah and Macadamia. This success by BP vindicates the decision by the former PP administration to introduce a wide-ranging package of fiscal...
Posted On 31 May 2017
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Speaking Notes of the Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC at this afternoon’s media briefing

The legal maneuver by the government to let the stay which was previously granted by the court until today May 31st today backfired. Justice Frank Seepersad today instead granted an interim injunction against the Commissioner of Valuations as follows: “(i) An interim injunction...
Posted On 31 May 2017
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REAPING THE FRUITS

By Kevin Ramnarine In 2014, at an Annual Technical Meeting between BP and the Ministry of Energy, I said that the most important economic relationship in T&T was the relationship between BP and the Government of T&T. Today, T&T accounts for 17% of BP’s global...
Posted On 30 May 2017
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Opposition Leader’s Message on the occasion of Indian Arrival Day 2017

They braved the Kala Paani to travel thousands of miles from their homeland to our shores, many of them bringing their hopes, their dreams and their belief in a better future for themselves and their families. On the occasion of Indian Arrival Day 2017, we recognize the coming of...
Posted On 29 May 2017
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UNC Chairman – Let us rekindle values of determination as we celebrate Indian Arrival Day

Chairman of the United National Congress and Member of Parliament for the Constituency of Pointe a Pierre I would like to wish the East Indian Community and all of Trinidad and Tobago a Happy Arrival Day 2017. As our nation celebrates this very significant and defining day it is...
Posted On 29 May 2017
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Opposition Leader’s Message on the start of the Holy Month of Ramadan

Assalam-wa alaikum Peace and blessings be upon you! On behalf of the Opposition, I extend best wishes to our Muslim brothers and sisters in Trinidad and Tobago, and around the world, as they begin the observance of Ramadan, a month devoted to fasting, prayer, honouring Allah...
Posted On 26 May 2017
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Opposition calls for investigation into possible attempts to interfere in the Judicial Process

The revelations in media reports have confirmed the Opposition’s suspicions of political interference by the government in the administration of justice. From the reports, it appears that the court’s process was tampered with by the Government in its hasty attempt to overturn the...
Posted On 25 May 2017
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UNC calls upon the government to respect the Court Order & allow due process to take its course

The United National Congress condemns the reckless and scandalous attempt by Finance Minister Colm Imbert to subvert and undermine the judicial process by inviting property owners to continue to submit their valuation forms. We condemn such deception and trickery by the...
Posted On 23 May 2017
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UNC Chairman & Pointe a Pierre MP Lee – Another “Nothing” Committee appointed by Government

Once more Government has instituted another “nothing happens ” committee in the form of the Cabinet appointed Inter ministerial Committee for the approval and facilitation of investments in the non energy sector. It is quite disturbing that after 20 months in office,...
Posted On 23 May 2017
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PNM Ministers Show Contempt For Public Funds

The response by Minister Hinds and Minster Imbert to the exorbitant telephone bill by Shamfa Cudjoe is a demonstration of the contempt the PNM has for tax payers and their disdain for the Public Purse. It is inconceivable that experienced Ministers are not aware and can claim...
Posted On 22 May 2017
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