Opposition Leader referred PM Rowley to privileges committee, Speaker to decide

Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP, today sought to raise a matter concerning the privileges of the House involving the Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Diego Martin West, Dr. Keith Rowley. At the opening of the 3rd Session of the 11th Parliament...
Posted On 29 Sep 2017
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UNC Calls on PM Rowley to Revoke Senator Henry’s Appointment

The United National Congress calls upon Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to revoke the senatorial appointment of Dr Lester Henry with immediate effect in light of the alarming finding that he suppressed evidence from the High Court in the defamation case brought by former Central...
Posted On 29 Sep 2017
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Jwala Wins Landmark Defamation Case Against PNM Senator

I am pleased to announce that today I was victorious in my defamation case against PNM Government Senator, Dr. Lester Henry. Justice Devindra Rampersad presiding in the High Court granted judgment in my favour and ordered Dr. Henry to pay aggravated damages in the sum of Five...
Posted On 28 Sep 2017
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Government Playing Politics With Couva Children’s Hospital

It is a complete shame and disgrace to hear Minister Deyalsingh say while the Ministry had started the process for staffing the Point Fortin and Arima Hospitals, government was yet to make a decision on how the Children’s Hospital in Couva will be integrated into the public...
Posted On 28 Sep 2017
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Message from the Leader of the Opposition on the occasion of Republic Day 2017

Today, we celebrate the 41st anniversary of the significant move forward in our country’s self-determination – the attainment of Republican status. The determination of our people to create our own rules for governance was realized when we adopted a Republican Constitution,...
Posted On 23 Sep 2017
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THE WORST POVERTY IS A POVERTY OF IDEAS

By Kevin Ramnarine The budget is October 2nd, 2017. Brace for Impact. The Minister of Planning has already signaled that this will be a hard budget. How much more can the population take? Well at least they haven’t rioted as yet. The private sector is buckling under the weight of...
Posted On 20 Sep 2017
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Opposition Leader responds through her lawyers to A & V Oil and Gas Limited

Attorneys for The Hon Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC., MP, Leader of the Opposition of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Political Leader of the United National Congress have today responded to the proposed claim in defamation by Hanif (Nazim) Baksh and A and V OIL AND GAS...
Posted On 18 Sep 2017
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Kamla on Budget Date Announcement: Expect a Budget of Excuses

Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP does not expect much from the Government in the National Budget 2017/2018. The Opposition Leader issued the following statement: They will say things are hard, without saying how they intend to make things better. They will...
Posted On 15 Sep 2017
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Kamla to Rowley: Stop the ‘ole talk’ and take action on Petrotrin audit findings

Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP is calling on the Prime Minister to stop dithering on the serious allegations of fraud at Petrotrin and take immediate action. The Opposition Leader issued the following statement: In responding to questions posed by...
Posted On 15 Sep 2017
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UNC Women Condemns PM Rowley “Jamette” Talk, demands apology

The UNC National Women’s Arm notes with distaste the utterances of the Honorable Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at a Post Cabinet Conference held today, the reference made by the Prime Minister seeks to demean and degrade women. Referring to the Opposition Leader Mrs Kamla...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017
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