Speaking Notes of the Leader of the Opposition on the Election of the Sixth President

Madam Chair, I thank you for the opportunity to speak today. My esteemed colleagues, today is truly a historic one for our country. For the first time in its history as a Republic, Trinidad and Tobago has elected its first woman to serve as our nation’s President. Madam Chair,...
Posted On 19 Jan 2018
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Minister Imbert Still Hiding the Ferry Procurement Process

Minister of Finance attempt to allay the fears of the population regarding the procurement process of the inter island ferry at the post cabinet press conference failed to deliver any concrete details on the process. Minister Imbert continued to obfuscate the issue without...
Posted On 18 Jan 2018
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Moonilal: Rowley comment prejudicial, reckless and repulsive

The incredulous statements by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley about his Government’s refusal to honour debts to contractors once more unveil his incompetence, haughtiness and disturbing sense of injustice. Dr. Rowley criticised the $1 billion claim of a contractor while that...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018
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The Government needs to come clean about the Implementation Committee and its members

  Unfortunately today, corruption is apparent and widespread in government agencies and public enterprises. Our country is plagued, yet again by a PNM administration that promotes nepotism and wasting money. Last Thursday the Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister,...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018
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MP Moonilal and councillor Kumarie Kuarsingh Joins Parents and Students in Protest for Completion of Ramai Trace Hindu School

In joining the hundreds of students, parents and villagers of the Ramai trace area this morning in protest, I wish to appeal once again to the Ministry of Education to end the daily misery of 271 students by opening the Ramai Trace Hindu Primary School. For the past three years,...
Posted On 15 Jan 2018
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Opposition Leader Pays Tribute to former President Max Richards in The House of Representatives

Please see below and attached, tribute to former President George Maxwell Richards, TC, CM, delivered by the Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP during today’s sitting of the House of Representatives. Check against delivery. Madam Speaker, I thank you for this opportunity...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
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$7.2 Billion but No Money for Tea and Water at Ministry of Education

The stunning revelation that the Ministry of Education has terminated the basic courtesy of a tea service at meetings typifies the rank incompetence of Minister Anthony Garcia, who is presiding over a $7.2 billion annual budget. The shameful and unprecedented decline in the...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
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Leader of the Opposition calls for meeting with Government to propose bi-partisan approach to crime legislation

“We must put the safety, security and protection of our people first. It is our paramount responsibility to them and we must do all in our power to discharge that responsibility.” Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP, is calling for a meeting with the...
Posted On 11 Jan 2018
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Padarath Slams Garcia on Princes Town East Secondary, Accuses Gov’t of Spite, Malice and Discrimination

Princes Town MP, Barry Padarath slammed Education Minister Anthony Garcia for the deplorable conditions that continue to exist at the Princes Town East Secondary School which now makes it unsuitable and unsafe for students to occupy. Padarath stated that for the past seven months...
Posted On 11 Jan 2018
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Kamla to Rowley: You’re in charge, man up and take responsibility

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, issues a clarion call to Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley to man up to his responsibilities as Prime Minister and stop the blame game, because it will not bring any comfort and security to terrified citizens. You were red and ready and...
Posted On 10 Jan 2018
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