Emancipation Day Message 2018 from the Leader of the Opposition

On August 1st, 2018, we pause to reflect on the bravery, the determination and spirit of those who fought for and won their freedom from slavery. The incredibly brutal conditions under which slaves lived, and the indignities they suffered are inconceivable, and their strength,...
Posted On 31 Jul 2018
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Oropouche West MP slams the PNM’s Misplaced Priorities

The Member of Parliament for Oropouche West, Mrs. Vidia Gayadeen- Gopeesingh, has strongly condemned the PNM led government’s inaction and misplaced priorities towards the protection of the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. In a release issued on Tuesday the MP stated, “Yet again...
Posted On 24 Jul 2018
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Protest action by Barrackpore residents shows Sinanan’s slothfulness in dealing with road repairs says Charles

Naparima MP Rodney Charles is disappointed that the Minister of Works and Transport has allowed roadways within Barrackpore to reach the appalling conditions that they have, in light of protest action today by members of the Barrackpore community. Deplorable road conditions lead...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
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NIF 101: Gov’t mis-informs nation on NIF Bonds; Please tell Stuart Young Bonds are a form of Borrowing

The man on the street is left in the dark by a Minister of Communications who does not even know that a bond is a form of borrowing. Government’s resulting misdescription of the NIF Bonds is best encapsulated by Stuart Young’s lack of understanding. Stuart Young’s blunder on CNC3...
Posted On 20 Jul 2018
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MP Lee: BHP Billiton’s Gas find, fruits of UNC/Partnership Gov’t

The announcement by BHP Billiton two days ago, that it had found new gas about two hundred Kilometres (200 Km) off the east coast of Mayaro, is testimony to the significant innovation, tremendous development and effective management that occured within the energy sector during...
Posted On 19 Jul 2018
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UNC: Government abusing Standing Orders by holding sittings during recess of House of Representatives

The Rowley-led administration’s continued attempts to convene the House of Representatives during the fixed recess are a breach and abuse of the Standing Orders. This, according to former Speaker of the House and Opposition Senator Wade Mark, at a media briefing held on Thursday...
Posted On 19 Jul 2018
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Bodoe: Doctors pumping gas

Member of Parliament for Fyzabad Dr. Lackram Bodoe has hit out at the government for not providing employment for young doctors, who he say has now been forced to do odd jobs to survive. Bodoe said :”This is the only country in the world where you have patients waiting long hours...
Posted On 19 Jul 2018
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UNC to Government: If Galleons Passage is safe, explain Lloyd’s report which identifies close to 150 issues

“A National Scandal of epic proportions.” This is the way Opposition Senator Wade Mark described the Government’s acquisition of the Galleons Passage, as he reiterated the call for a criminal investigation into the matter. Speaking at a media briefing held at the Office of the...
Posted On 18 Jul 2018
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UNC critical of Government’s PR gimmick on crime

The United National Congress is knocking the Rowley Government’s newly minted National Crime Prevention Plan, which is nothing more than yet another PR stunt aimed at placating and misleading the people of this country. Today, Minister Stuart Young and his comrades regaled us...
Posted On 18 Jul 2018
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Opposition Chief Whip writes Clerk of the House for clarification of sittings during Recess

I write seeking clarification on two recently held sittings on July 3rd and 9th, 2018 as well as the forthcoming sitting of July 20th, 2018, all held during the Fixed Recess period, as per our Standing Orders. As you may be aware, Standing Order 14 (Fixed Rece...
Posted On 17 Jul 2018
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