Opposition Leader

Kamla: It's not true, no UNC change of faces decided upon

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is refuting media claims that she is changing the faces of the UNC based on the advice of caucus members.

Persad-Bissessar said in a statement that she wished to "strenuously deny" the reports.

The following is a statement issued by the Opposition Leader on Monday.

"I wish to publicly refute recent media reports with respect to the selection of candidates of United National Congress (UNC) for forthcoming national elections. 

Opposition calls on government to declare parts of T&T disaster areas

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissesar is calling on the governemnt to activate Section 2 of the Disasters Measures Act.

The following is a statement by the Opposition Leader: 

The torrential rains that we have experienced over the past three days and the resultant catastrophic flooding has transformed areas of our country into virtual disaster areas.

Persad-Bissessar: Let lessons of pioneers who fought for our rights inspire us

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the lessons of the pioneers who fought for all our rights, from the famous ones to the unnamed marchers and hunger strikers, should forever endure and inspire us all in these times of despair.

She gave this statement in celebration of Labour Day.

"Eighty-one (81) years ago, the trade union movement of Trinidad and Tobago was officially cemented as a viable and social, economic and political force on June 19, 1937, when the Butler Oilfield Riots occurred, creating, essentially, the very foundation of our modern-day democracy.

Sat Maharaj: "Kamla you will pay a hell of a price"

Secretary-General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha, Sat Maharaj has told Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar that she will pay a "hell of a price" and says she is no longer welcome at the Lakshmi Girls' College.

Maharaj has revoked an invitation for Persad-Bissessar to speak at Indian Arrival Day proceedings at the College next week and is now calling on Hindus to vote for whichever party they feel has the best measures.

Maharaj made the announcement during a programme on TV Jaagriti on Friday.

Opposition Leader calls for action on crime at murdered Uber driver's funeral

“Enough is enough; time for tough action on crime.”

These were the words of Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar as she delivered a tribute to Christopher Mohammed, who was found murdered in St James on Friday.

Christopher, 28, worked as a sous chef aboard an oil rig and was a part-time Uber driver.