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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Kamla Persad-Bissessar has labelled Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s claims of a plot to assassinate Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi as Emailgate two.
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.