Speaking Notes of the Leader of the Opposition, Hon Kamla Persad-Bissessar at Divali Nagar 2016

Namaskar. I am very pleased to be with you this evening and to have the opportunity to speak for a few minutes about the wonderful festival we are celebrating and about the great contribution that the NCIC has made and continues to make to the culture that our ancestors brought...
Posted On 26 Oct 2016
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Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar response to the 2016-17 National Budget

  Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has strongly criticised the Government for the crime crisis, loss of jobs, lack of energy exploration and interlocking directorships in companies to benefit from the sale of State assets. In a stirring three-hour response to the 2016-17...
Posted On 06 Oct 2016
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Speaking Notes of Hon Kamla Persad-Bissessar at the Rio Claro West Secondary School

Speaking Notes of 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, Monday Night Forum, Monday August 29, 2016. at the Rio Claro West Secondary School. It’s such a wonderful...
Posted On 30 Aug 2016
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Address by the Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar at the opening of New UNC Headquarters

Greetings and Acknowledgements Thank you so much for joining us on this historic occasion as we continue to grow as a strong national political force that remains true to our founding principles and ready to take on the challenges of the 21st century and beyond. I have always...
Posted On 04 Aug 2016
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Address by Political Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar at Launch of Local Gov’t Elections Screening of Candidates

Good afternoon to you all and thank you for joining us as we intensify our walk back to the governance of Trinidad and Tobago. We have come to a time of great turbulence in our nation. In 10 months, now in their 11th month, an Administration has proven that even the best laid...
Posted On 15 Jul 2016
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Address by Political Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar at UNC Monday Night Forum Naparima College

“T&T is a nation on auto-pilot, we have a Gov’t that has formed a bad habit of bluntly ignoring the real issues; it is destroying the middle class, punishing the poor and vulnerable and taxes the nation in a time of job loss, company closure, higher inflation and economic...
Posted On 07 Jun 2016
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Statement by Leader of the Opposition on ending Child Marriages

The issue is that of Child Marriage, and the current position where it is permitted by law for children to be married at from the age of 12 years old. Our very clear position is that it must not be allowed by law; it must not be seen as right or permissible by society and whether...
Posted On 20 May 2016
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Address by the Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar at UNC Monday Night Forum – GRAND BAY PAPER PRODUCTS LIMITED

I want to turn attention to the Grand Bay deal with the PNM Government which I mentioned Friday during the Mid-Term review. The MOF indicated that the PNM Government plans to guarantee a US$5 Million loan (or TT$32.95 Million), through the EXIM Bank to a Trinidad company called...
Posted On 12 Apr 2016
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Address by the Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar at UNC Monday Night Forum – PAYMENT TO CANE FARMERS

There is an issue that is very close to my heart that I want to speak to you about tonight. It concerns the payment by the government to the former cane farmers of Caroni 1975 Limited. When the PNM government closed Caroni in 2003 they made a number of promises to the former...
Posted On 12 Apr 2016
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Address by the Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar at UNC Monday Night Forum – MID YEAR REVIEW

DR TEWARIE has already spoken about the mid year review so I won’t deal with much of the details but there are some fundamental issues which I will address. More than fifty years ago Winston Churchill said: “We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is...
Posted On 12 Apr 2016
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