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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Address by the Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar at UNC Monday Night Forum – COUVA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

And while we are talking about government projects I want to address the matter of health care and that Children’s Hospital that is within the line of sight from where we are tonight. It’s walking distance from here … and if the government had any concern for the people that...
Posted On 12 Apr 2016
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Address by the Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar at UNC Monday Night Forum – THE HIGHWAY LIE

My sisters and brothers Dr. Rowley is known for telling stories that have no bearing of facts and the truth. Some of you might remember the time when he suddenly discovered a secret door in his office. Or when he fabricated a story about a cabinet minister making racist comments...
Posted On 12 Apr 2016
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Speech by the Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar at UNC Congress

Welcome to our party’s National Congress and thank you all for coming and being part of this moment of re-dedication to service to our country.   TODAY: All our party institutions are in place… a national executive, constituency executives, a Women’s Arm and Youth Arm. The...
Posted On 20 Mar 2016
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Opposition Leader speaks out on the Malcolm Jones issue

Excerpts from an address by The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP, Political Leader of the United National Congress (UNC) Leader of the Opposition of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago at The Congress of the Youth & Women’s Arm of the Party, Sunday March 13, 2016...
Posted On 13 Mar 2016
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