pposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the UNC only agreed to support the Civil Asset Recovery and Management and Unexplained Wealth Bill, 2019, after it ensured the fundamental rights of citizens were not eroded and that the property of innocent citizens would not be in jeopardy.
The bill was passed unanimously Monday night after the Government and Opposition agreed to several changes to the initial bill proposed by Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi during an almost 12-hourlong session.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is carded to speak at an International Women’s Day event organized by the American Chamber of Commerce for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (AMCHAM BEC).
The event takes place on International Women’s Day, March 8th 2019, with the theme: “Journey to Greatness – Her Story”.
Persad-Bissessar will be part of a panel of leading women from the region, sharing her inspirational story as a woman politician, leader and Trinidad and Tobago’s first female prime minister.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has described the Prime Minister's "Conversation with the Media" as a "convoluted diatribe" of blaming everyone, instead of putting forward measures for the country.
In her response to the prime minister's media event today, Persad-Bissessar said it appears that the prime minister has reached a state of meltdown and is incapable of leading the country.
Persad-Bissessar issued the following statement on Thursday.
Government “fell flat” on its face on its flagship Sandals project after the administration withheld information from the public and dismissed concerns on it, says Opposition Leader Kamla Persad- Bissessar.
“The position presented during (yesterday’s) press conference that Sandals withdrew based on negative publicity is bordering on absurd. It’s yet another attempt by Government to deflect attention from their incompetence, “Persad-Bissessar added in a statement yesterday.
Lack of plans and bad plans were among the responses from various quarters to the first part of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley's address to the nation on Sunday night.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar criticised Rowley's televised address as lacking plans, while officials of the T&T Chamber were awaiting last night's second part of the address to hear Government's plans.
The Oilfields Workers' Trade Union (OWTU) said the plans so far have put T&T into a deeper hole, rather than lifting it from one.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has described the prime minister's first of two addresses last night, as a "rehash of excuses" without any clear idea of where the country will go in the future.
The Opposition Leader issued a statement following the prime minister's statement last night.
"Prime Minister Keith Rowley subjected citizens of this country to yet another long-winded and bizarre lecture- which has not yet finished - which said nothing and offered no hope for people who continue to suffer under his administration.
A special caucus meeting of the United National Congress which will take place on Monday, is being described as a first in a series of strategic meetings as the party sets its sight on claiming victory in two major elections slated for this year and 2020.
In a statement, the UNC says political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar will be meeting with all members of the parliamentary caucus as well as the national executive of the party.
The party is said to be employing an all hands on deck approach as it prepares for local government and general elections.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar speaks to the media on the Opposition's position regarding the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, prior to today's sitting of the House of Representatives.
She maintains that today is not the deadline for the passage of the bill.