Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Kamla urges peace, forgiveness in Eid message

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says citizens need to ensure that the characteristics of peace, forgiveness and unity are instilled in our daily lives and she's calling for more care towards the less fortunate.

Persad-Bissessar made the call within her 2019 message to commemorate Eid-Ul-Fitr.

"Assalamu Alaikum

I wish all members of the Muslim community in Trinidad and Tobago Eid Mubarak!

Kamla: No Cabinet approval required for legal fee payout

Le­gal fees paid dur­ing the past PP ad­min­is­tra­tion’s tenure did not have to be brought to Cab­i­net for ap­proval since fees from min­istries and State en­ter­pris­es don’t have to be ap­proved there.

That was Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad- Bisses­sar’s re­sponse fol­low­ing at­tacks on the is­sue by Gov­ern­ment at Tues­day’s PNM Ch­agua­nas meet­ing.

Kamla promises to create 50,000 jobs

As the Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar launched her lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tion cam­paign, she promised to cre­ate 50,000 jobs if she is re-elect­ed Prime Min­is­ter. Re­it­er­at­ing her warn­ing that the Row­ley-led Peo­ples Na­tion­al Move­ment (PNM) gov­ern­ment wants to steal the elec­tions, Per­sad-Bisses­sar said the Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress (UNC) will not al­low it.

Kamla: UNC ensured citizens were protected

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.

Kamla to speak at International Women’s Day event in Barbados

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. 

Kamla: PM's 'conversation' was a convoluted diatribe of blaming others

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.

Kamla: Gov't fell flat on face with Sandals deal

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.

Kamla: Gov't intent on misleading the country

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.