Message from Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar on the occasion of Indian Arrival Day 2018

One hundred and seventy-three years ago the first group of immigrants arrived on our shores, and began a period of indentureship, in the hope of providing a better future for themselves and their children. It is a vision which they lived, and laboured to ensure that it became a...
Posted On 29 May 2018
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Charles: PM’s recent trip was an inefficient and less than optimal use of time and resources

“Rowley’s recent trip to China and Australia was poorly planned, not targeted on our trade and economic diversification goals, and lacking in measurable outputs,” says Naparima MP Rodney Charles. “The only outcomes that we have heard thus far from this trip were; extending of...
Posted On 28 May 2018
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MP Moonilal opens Penal/Debe Community Organizations’s 10 week Cricket Academy

On Sunday 27, May 2018 Member of Parliament for Oropouche East, Dr Roodal Moonilal officially declared open the ten week cricket academy hosted by the Penal Debe Community Organization. The opening was held at the Mohess Road Recreation ground. This training activity is geared...
Posted On 27 May 2018
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Kamla Congratulates Newly Elected Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley

Dear Prime Minister Designate Mottley, I take this opportunity on behalf of the United National Congress and indeed on my own behalf to extend sincerest congratulations to you and the Barbados Labour Party on your historic victory at the polls on May 24, 2018. The significance of...
Posted On 25 May 2018
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Kamla: A hijab is sacred wear for Muslim women and they should be free to wear such without let or hinder

While I agree that a dress code is appropriate at schools, the reality is a hijab cannot be classed in the same category as hats, capes, sleeveless dress or see through mini-skirts. A hijab is sacred wear for Muslim women and they should be free to wear such without let or...
Posted On 23 May 2018
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Kamla reiterates call for tough action on crime – calls on Government to get serious about protecting citizens

  “Enough is enough; time for tough action on crime.”  These were the words of Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP, who delivered a tribute to Christopher Mohammed, a young man who was found murdered in St. James a few days ago. Christopher, who was just...
Posted On 22 May 2018
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Charles: Why have most CARICOM countries, unlike T&T, been removed from the EU blacklist?

Finance Minister Colm Imbert needs to level with the country and tell us why T&T has been unable to qualify for removal from the EU list of tax havens, while in very recent times St Lucia, Grenada and Barbados have been removed. Are we witness here to the usual sloth...
Posted On 19 May 2018
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MP Ramdial renews call for 24-hour joint Police/Army patrols in Central

Couva North MP Ramona Ramdial is renewing her call for 24-hour joint Police/Army patrols in Central Trinidad due to escalating gang warfare. The MP notes with concern that there has been an increase in shootings and murders in Central Trinidad after the murder of popular...
Posted On 18 May 2018
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Chinese visa waiver: Another example of Rowley’s penchant for grand gestures without any foresight

PM Rowley’s recent announcement that T&T may attempt to tap into the tourism market in China by allowing Chinese nationals with a Canadian or US visa to also be eligible to travel to Trinidad and Tobago is being described as impulsive, thoughtless and mad by Naparima MP...
Posted On 17 May 2018
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MP David Lee – “Economists and Political Analysts endangered professions under this Rowley and Imbert led government”

Given the recent distasteful rants by the Minister of Finance against some of our nation’s most intelligent, experienced and revered economists as well as political analyst during his midyear budget review the question must be asked ; “ Are Economists and Political Analysts...
Posted On 17 May 2018
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