Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Kamla promises real local government reform

Political Leader of the United National Congress, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, is promising to ensure that local government reform becomes a reality, once the UNC wins the next general election.

The UNC political leader made the declaration last night, during victory celebrations following the results of the 2019 Local Government Elections.

During yesterday’s local government election, the UNC managed to win the Sangre Grande seat, thus realising a 7-7 tie with the People’s National Movement (PNM), in terms of the number of regional corporations each party controls.

Kamla: “No Bail Bill support without our amendments…”

The Opposition Leader says she and her party will not support Government's Bail Amendment Bill this Wednesday in its current form.

Kamla Persad-Bissessar argues that the current Bill allows for persons to be framed by police, or unfairly denied bail just by being at the wrong place and the wrong time.

In paying respects to former Vision on Mission head, Wayne Chance, Mrs. Persad-Bissessar said he believed that people need a second chance. She said while the UNC is committed to fighting crime it does not intend to lock people away and throw away the key.

PM ROWLEY: “We must care about Cambridge Analytica…”

The prime minister has identified suspicious transactions allegedly in relation to payments by the former Peoples Partnership Government to Cambridge Analytica for data mining services.

Dr Rowley's comment comes after the UNC said there was nothing pinning the party to claims that members were responsible for breaching citizens’ privacy.

The PM told a meeting in Montrose, Chaguanas, last night, that Ross Advertising Agency appears to have been involved in the suspicious transactions.

Kamla: “Let us all put our nation's children first…”

Opposition Leader, Kamla Persa-Bissessar, is urging citizens in the nation to “refocus our energies, efforts and resources towards fulfilling the requirements of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a UN Convention to which this country is signatory.

In her message in observance of Universal Children’s Day 2019, the former prime minister and UNC political leader says the promotion and celebration of children’s rights will only redound towards building a better world for T&T’s children.

Funeral Service today for Sat Maharaj, Maha Sabha Sec-Gen

The funeral service for the long-serving Secretary-General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha, Satnarayan Maharaj, took place today.

With hundreds in attendance, the service started just after his body arrived at Maha Sabha headquarters in St Augustine at 8.27 am on Tuesday.

As his body was brought in, pundits and the congregation sang the theme song of the Maha Sabha, Kaho Ek Baar.

Reality struck one young woman who rushed to the front where his body was being placed with tears in her eyes. The realisation of the loss of a man she saw as a guru was too much for her.

Kamla promises a brighter future for T&T

In what ap­peared to be more of a gen­er­al elec­tion cam­paign rather than a lo­cal gov­ern­ment ral­ly, Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress po­lit­i­cal leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar dished out a list of promis­es if her par­ty re­turns to pow­er.

FUAD KHAN: “We did not hide any H1N1 data…”

Former health minister, Dr Fuad Khan, is demanding that the current health minister retract his allegation that the People’s Partnership Government hid critical information on the H1N1 virus and related deaths in the country.

The call comes in the wake of statements Terrence Deyalsingh made at a PNM political meeting in Tunapuna, this week.

According to Minister Deyalsingh, former Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar allegedly instructed public officials to hide swine flu mortality statistics, during the period 2013 to 2015.

Analyst wants police account of PM death threats

The back and forth po­lit­i­cal ban­ter re­gard­ing death threats against the Prime Min­is­ter and At­tor­ney Gen­er­al has prompt­ed a well-known po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst to call for the po­lice to clear the air on the mat­ter.

Dur­ing a post-bud­get po­lit­i­cal meet­ing in Bel­mont on Fri­day night, Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley said that in the lead up to the 2015 gen­er­al elec­tions two hit­men were of­fered US$2 mil­lion to as­sas­si­nate him.

Opposition Leader: “2020 Budget an insult to the poor.”

In her opening salvos of her response to the Finance Minister’s Budget Presentation… Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar S.C., has described the 2020 Budget as an insult to the poor.

She says government should call the general election now.

According to Opposition Leader, the Finance Minister did little more than throw crumbs at the most vulnerable in the society.

The Opposition Leader argues that government’s provisions have meant that CEPEP’s allocation was the lowest in years.

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