The economy has gone from being on life support to totally dead under the People’s National Movement.
This was how Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar summed up Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s presentation on the Mid-Year Budget Review yesterday in Parliament, adding he did not put forward any policy or plans in place for the country’s real development.
The Whistleblower Blower protection legislation failed to be passed in the Lower House on Monday night after the Opposition opted not to vote in favour of the bill.
All 16 Opposition members voted against the bill at the end of the two-day debate in the House of Representatives.
The bill required a three-fifth majority, so despite all 22 government members voting in favour, the bill was not passed.
The Bill was referred to the Committee at around 8 pm.
The Opposition says they stand with the United States and other countries in recognising Juan Guaido as the interim President of Venezuela.
They also accused the gov't of standing with Maduro to protect energy deal.
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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.
What was the cost of the show? Why was there no mention of crime-handling? Where was attention to the basics affecting citizens?
These and other questions have been raised by the Opposition, former head of the public service Reginald Dumas and economist Mariano Browne on Prime Minister Keith Rowley’s paid political announcement, which aired between Sunday and Monday night local TV.
The first segment was billed as an address to the nation.
The second, which was a continuation of the first, was prefaced by an announcement that it was a paid political announcement.
The UNC Women's Arm says the PNM Women's Arm is trying to distract the country away from real issues, by raising the matter of Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar's reference of the prime minister as an "Orea".
The UNC Women's Arm says there are many other issues that the PNM needs to address, as it issued a statement on Tuesday.
The Opposition is criticizing the appearance of two government ministers at a news conference hosted by Police Commissioner Gary Griffith on the night that Natalie Pollonais was rescued.
The Opposition has issued a statement emphasising that the position of Police Commissioner is an independent one.
"The United National applaud the news that kidnap victim Natalie Pollonais was rescued late last evening and that the mother of three is reported to be in good health and unharmed.