Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Persad-Bissessar welcomes Appeal Court ruling on Property Tax

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is welcoming today's ruling in the Appeal Court on property tax.

Persad-Bissessar says the ruling is consistent with what the Opposition has been saying all along.

The following is a statement she issued today:

"We welcome the Orders made by the Court of Appeal directing the Commissioner of Valuations to clarify that the demand by the Government for citizens to submit the Valuation Return Form (“VRF”) and supporting documents is purely voluntary.

Persad-Bissessar: Dr Anthony Sabga will be remembered for his "generous spirit"

Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the late Chairman Emeritus of the ANSA McAL Group of Companies, Dr Anthony Sabga, will be remembered for his generous spirit.

Persad-Bissessar issued a statement saying she was saddened by Dr Sabga's passing.

"I was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Dr Anthony Norman Sabga, O.R.T.T., Founder and Chairman Emeritus of the ANSA McAl Group of Companies.

Opposition Leader concerned about Children's Life Fund's rejection of Shannen

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is expressing concern over the rejection by the Children’s Life Fund to a request for assistance for 4-year-old Shannen Luke.

On Tuesday the head of the Children’s Life Fund rejected an application for assistance on two grounds.

Persad-Bissessar: Many lessons to learn from Spiritual Baptists

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says there is a lot this country can learn from the experiences of Spiritual Baptists.

She made the comment in her message in recognition of Shouter Baptists Liberation Day.

"On behalf of the Opposition and my family, I extend greetings to the entire Spiritual Shouter Baptist Community as we commemorate and celebrate Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day 2017.