Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Opposition Leader: "Government has no plan for the economy"

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has responded to the Prime Minister's address to the nation on the economy, saying it is clear to her that the Government does not have a plan for the economy.

The Office of the Leader of the Opposition issued the following statement in response to the PM's address.

Opposition Leader's Christmas message

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling on the nation to reflect on the values of sharing and giving back to the less fortunate.

The former prime minister made the call in her Christmas message below:

Opposition Leader "shocked but not surprised" at Jwala Rambarran's dismissal

Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says she is shocked at the dismissal of Central Bank Governor Jwala Rambarran but says she is not surprised by the decision because of signals coming from the Government.

The Opposition Leader issued a statement on the dismissal this afternoon.

The following is the complete statement.

"I am shocked but not surprised at the decision of the government of Trinidad and Tobago to instruct the acting President to fire Central Bank Governor, Jwala Rambarran. 

Kamla Persad-Bissessar says don't blame her Government for the recession

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the People's Partnership Government is not to blame for the recession that this country is now in.

Persad-Bissessar posted a statement on her Facebook page this morning, saying that it is mismanagement of the current Government that has lead to this economic position.

The following is the former Prime Minister's full statement:

"The Government would want you to believe that the People’s Partnership (PP) administration is to be blamed for the recession which Trinidad and Tobago is now in.