Message from the Leader of the Opposition on the occasion of Emancipation Day 2017

Today we recognize and celebrate the courage, the will and enduring spirit of those who fought for and won their freedom from slavery. Today none of us can truly understand the atrocities that slaves faced at the hands of those who were comfortable with treating fellow humans as...
Posted On 31 Jul 2017
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Statement from the United National Congress on the 27th anniversary of the 1990 attempted coup

On July 27, 1990, the Jamaat al Muslimeen instigated an attempted coup against the government of Trinidad  and Tobago. Forty-two insurgents stormed the Parliament, our seat of democracy, taking Prime Minister A. N. R. Robinson and most of his cabinet hostage in the Red House....
Posted On 27 Jul 2017
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Highlights of Speech by UNC Political Leader and Leader of the Opposition at UNC’s Monday Night Forum 24-07-17

The Rowley-led Government’s incompetence has destroyed years of hard work by the People’s Partnership Government in tertiary education.  This, according to Political Leader of the United National Congress and Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP.  Speaking at...
Posted On 26 Jul 2017
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G.A.T.E: From Participation to Oppression

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) Programme was introduced in 2004 as a replacement to the UNC’s Dollar-for-Dollar Education Plan which started in 2001. Up until 2015 successive Governments recognised the value of education, be it at the pre-primary, primary,...
Posted On 25 Jul 2017
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UNC: Who is in charge of the country, Prime Minister Keith Rowley or his errant Ministers?

The United National Congress is questioning whether the Prime Minister acted in good faith during his meeting with Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar on the issues of the ongoing imbroglio in the Judiciary and Trinidad and Tobago’s failing health care system....
Posted On 22 Jul 2017
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Moonilal calls on Rowley to dismiss Al Rawi as Attorney General

The much-belated and half-hearted apology of Brigadier General Rodney Smart to his predecessor Major General Kenrick Maharaj raises several troubling issues. The statement gives the impression that no stone is being left unturned to perpetrate a massive cover-up in this sordid...
Posted On 21 Jul 2017
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Be Warned About Sandals Mr PM

Couva North MP Ramona Ramdial is calling for Prime Minister, Keith Rowley to be warned and take heed of what is happening in Antigua where for the first time in 25 years, the Sandals Resort will be shutting down for three months due to a dispute over concessions with the...
Posted On 20 Jul 2017
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Ramdeen: Who is it that the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force is protecting?

Brigadier General Rodney Smart cannot continue in office as the Chief of Defence Staff after the shocking revelation today by the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force in the matter of the how children of the Attorney General came to be in possession of high powered weapons at the...
Posted On 20 Jul 2017
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Former Education Minister Slams Garcia Misleading Statement over Fanny Village Gov’t Primary School

Minister of Education Anthony Garcia must immediately cease, deliberately misleading the nation by wickedly disguising the truths and misrepresenting the facts for his political expediency. Mr. Garcia’s vicious propensity for spreading untruths came to a head in Parliament...
Posted On 13 Jul 2017
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Kamla successful in challenge to Children’s Life Fund

Today the Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC, MP was successful in her application seeking permission to apply for judicial review against the Children’s Life Fund Authority. Mrs. Persad Bissessar led the legal team representing Opposition Senator Wayne Sturge in...
Posted On 13 Jul 2017
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