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Kamla sets the record straight – the Opposition did not walk out of a debate on the floods

Some recent Newspaper reports on the Opposition’s walkout of the House of Representatives last Friday 23rd June 2017 warrant responses in order to correct some inaccuracies and to present the facts. The Sunday Express’ editorial of June 25, in particular, suggested that the...
Posted On 26 Jun 2017
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Message from the Leader of the Opposition on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr

Assalam u Alaikum Eid Mubarak! I extend warm greetings to the Muslim community in Trinidad and Tobago and around the world on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr, the breaking of the fast and the end of the holy month of Ramadan. For Muslims, Eid ul-Fitr is a significant religious...
Posted On 26 Jun 2017
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Kamla: The UNC remains very concerned about the economic outlook for T&T

The United National Congress (UNC) today held a Strategic Planning Session to discuss the state of the country and national issues, and to develop an approach for improved service delivery and representation. The session was attended by Members of Parliament, Senators, and...
Posted On 24 Jun 2017
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Kamla takes Government to task over failure to provide relief to citizens affected by Tropical Storm Bret

Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP, on Friday 23rd June, 2017 moved a motion to adjourn the sitting of the House of Representatives on a definite matter of urgent public importance namely, “the failure of the government to provide adequate resources and...
Posted On 24 Jun 2017
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Kamla seek House leave to discuss government failure to adequately deal with the aftermath of Bret

The government has failed to address the flooding, destruction, devastation and damage that was inflicted on the population by Tropical Storm Bret. The areas that have suffered the catastrophic effects of Tropical Storm Bret are concentrated in the southern, central and eastern...
Posted On 23 Jun 2017
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MP for Cumuto/Manzanilla outrage over lack of support from Government 72 hours after Bret

The residents who reside in the constituency of Cumuto/Manzanilla are calling on the Government to respond to their urgent cry for assistance in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Bret.The constituency of Cumuto/Manzanilla was hit hard by Bret resulting in severe damage to many...
Posted On 22 Jun 2017
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Kamla calls for urgent response and leadership from the Govt in the aftermath of Bret

Leader of the Opposition of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago & Political Leader of the United National Congress Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling on the Government to move urgently to mobilise national human and technical resources to expeditiously deal with the effects of...
Posted On 20 Jun 2017
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Labour Day Message from the Leader of the Opposition

On behalf of the Alternative Government and the Opposition, I extend warmest greetings and fraternal solidarity to the Labour movement and workers throughout the country who continue to perform an integral role in national development, as we commemorate Labour Day 2017. As we...
Posted On 18 Jun 2017
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Message from the Leader of the Opposition on the occasion of Father’s Day 2017

Each year, we join the rest of the world in honouring, celebrating, and showing our appreciation for the role that fathers play in our families, and in our society. Like many of these commemorative occasions, one day is simply not enough to thank fathers for the enormous...
Posted On 18 Jun 2017
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Moonilal calls on Rowley to state if government provided any inducements to top TTDF Officials

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley must state whether his Government provided any inducements to the most senior officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force in the midst of an investigation into “Armygate.” “Armygate” pertains to the photographed evidence of the children of...
Posted On 13 Jun 2017
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Opposition Leader responds to the Court of Appeal Ruling clarifying the submission of the VRF

We welcome the Orders made by the Court of Appeal directing the Commissioner of Valuations to clarify that the demand by the Government for citizens to submit the Valuation Return Form (“VRF”) and supporting documents is purely voluntary. This means that citizens are not under...
Posted On 07 Jun 2017
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Opposition Leader’s Message on the occasion of Indian Arrival Day 2017

They braved the Kala Paani to travel thousands of miles from their homeland to our shores, many of them bringing their hopes, their dreams and their belief in a better future for themselves and their families. On the occasion of Indian Arrival Day 2017, we recognize the coming of...
Posted On 29 May 2017
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