Councillor Calls for Completion of New Reform Hindu School – Asks All Schools to Stand Together

Delivering the feature address at the 2019 Graduation Ceremony of the Reform Hindu School, Councillor for the district of Reform / Manahambre has issued another call on the government to complete the new Reform Hindu School. The new building is located a mere few feet away from...
Posted On 18 Jun 2019
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Message from the Leader of the Opposition on the occasion of Labour Day 2019

I join with the national community in commemorating the important occasion of Labour Day, as we mark the eighty-second anniversary of the Butler Oilfield Riots and strikes which took place on June 19, 1937 and which witnessed the ushering in of the modern trade union movement....
Posted On 18 Jun 2019
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Kamla: Opposition and public pressure cause Gov’t to cave in on FOIA

The Government has collapsed under intense pressure from the Opposition and widespread public dissatisfaction when it was forced to remove the controversial amendments to the Freedom of Information Act tonight in the Senate. As a result, the time frame for responding to freedom...
Posted On 18 Jun 2019
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Message from the Leader of the Opposition on the occasion of Father’s Day 2019

On the third Sunday in June each year, we pause to celebrate the fathers of our nation, and the critical role they play in raising productive citizens, building communities and in so doing, building the country. My own father stood as a pillar of strength in my family and in my...
Posted On 16 Jun 2019
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Lee: Rehire former Petrotrin Security

The Government of Trinidad and Tobago through its state entity, Trinidad Petroleum Holdings Limited, has no option but to rehire the former security personnel of Petrotrin in an effort to best secure the assets of its three newly formed successor companies. It was truly upsetting...
Posted On 12 Jun 2019
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Kamla slams AG Faris Al-Rawi’s attempts to downplay the significance of FOIA amendments

In spite of widespread public outcry and condemnation, the Government appears intent on moving forward with changes to the Freedom of Information Act which will weaken the legislation. In a hastily arranged press conference on Tuesday, a visibly agitated Attorney General said the...
Posted On 11 Jun 2019
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Charles: Another glaring failure of this Rowley Government

“Why we cannot win the war on crime? Inefficient support systems such as the FSC,” says Naparima MP, Rodney Charles. Today we were shocked but not surprised by the Commissioner of Police’s statements that it could take as many as six years to get the results of ballistic testing...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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UNC welcomes the conclusion of the ‘plant like substance’ investigation and calls for conclusion of outstanding investigations

After a protracted investigation surrounding allegations of a “plant-like” substance found on the property of former Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the United National Congress welcomes the statement by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith in which he quite correctly stated...
Posted On 06 Jun 2019
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Message from the Leader of the Opposition on the occasion of Eid ul Fitr 2019

Assalamu Alaikum I wish all members of the Muslim community in Trinidad and Tobago Eid Mubarak! Today, you have come to the end of the holy and blessed month of Ramadan, a time of fasting, charity, discipline, reflection and renewal. Ramadan is a reminder to live our lives in...
Posted On 04 Jun 2019
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UNC: No Connection with Senator Ashvani Mahabir and Leaks

The United National Congress unequivocally denies assertions and insinuations made with respect to Senator Ashvani Mahabir in an article titled “Kamla upset over UNC leaks” published in the Sunday Guardian of June 2, 2019. A statement issued by UNC PRO Senator Anita Haynes noted...
Posted On 02 Jun 2019
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