Charles to the incompetent PNM: Don’t compare yourselves with Singapore

On Wednesday St Joseph MP Terrence Deyalsingh, during his contribution, sought to justify the ill conceived PNM version of a Revenue Authority by stressing that “Singapore has a Revenue Authority.” In typical PNM fashion, they highlight minor similarities which serve their narrow...
Posted On 06 Jul 2019
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Moonilal calls on House Speaker Annisette-George to apologise and explain her ‘religious comments’

‘I think an urgent statement or personal explanation by the Speaker is warranted,’ said Moonilal yesterday. Moonilal was responding to an Express report which stated that Annisette George sought to appeal to religion in dealing with Opposition Chief Whip David Lee...
Posted On 06 Jul 2019
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Opposition says Government’s proposed Revenue Authority not the best option for Trinidad and Tobago

Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar is knocking the Government’s attempts to push forward with its proposed Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority, with the move to debate the Report of the Joint Select Committee established to consider and report on The Trinidad And...
Posted On 02 Jul 2019
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Charles to Al Rawi and Young: Why so many gang killings?

On March 9th 2018 we were told by Faris Al Rawi in Parliament that, “the aim of this Bill (Anti-Gang Bill) is to cause a disruption to gang activity. We propose to do that squarely by the clauses of the Bill.”  We were promised that once we passed the legislation gang warfare...
Posted On 01 Jul 2019
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Kamla calls for full disclosure on status of T&T’s energy sector

Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to account to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago on how the successor companies of Petrotrin have fared in the months following its closure. Given that Petrotrin’s operations were a...
Posted On 27 Jun 2019
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Kamla calls for a JSC on The Miscellaneous Provisions(Local Government Reform) Bill 2019

The Opposition declares its support for Progressive Reforms in any regard and especially that which can improve the functioning of Local Government. We believe that local government corporations must be empowered, and we agree with moving forward with reform of loc...
Posted On 26 Jun 2019
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Kamla: This Corpus Christi let us follow Christ’s example, and ensure goodness in all our actions, thoughts and deeds

As Leader of the Opposition, I would like to extend warm greetings to our Roman Catholic brothers and sisters as well as other members of the Christian Community of Trinidad and Tobago on the celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi. Corpus Christi is one of the most sacred...
Posted On 19 Jun 2019
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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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