The proposed Campaign Finance Reform legislation (CFR) will be brought to Parliament in a couple weeks, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi says.
He gave the yesterday estimate in response to queries from Opposition Senator Gerald Ramdeen, who asked if the Non-Profit Organisations (NPO) bill would extend to political parties.
The Civil Asset Recovery and Management and Unexplained Wealth Bill, 2019 has been passed in the House of Representatives with the full support of the Opposition.
There were no objections or abstentions when the vote was taken, with 34 members voting for the bill and none against.
The House adjourned to a date to be fixed.
The Controversial Bill went through more than five hours in the Committee Stage where the government presented some amendments before it was eventually passed.
While the Housing Development Corporation (HDC) is not considering relocating Greenvale residents who were hit by the October floods, some residents have also withdrawn relocation requests because of flood mitigation programmes.
Housing Minister Edmund Dillon made both points in the Senate on Monday. He was questioned by the Opposition concerning the situation with HDC’s 634 Greenvale development residents who were severely affected by the October floods.
The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce is warning that delay-tactics regarding the passage of the Income Tax Amendment Bill will negatively impact an already fragile economy and the stability in this country's financial system.
In a statement it issued today, the Chamber says cross-border tax regulations are fast becoming the norm in global business.
Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan says he will be taking a policy document to cabinet this Thursday aimed at protecting cyclists on the nation’s roadways.
Minister Sinanan was on the scene of today’s horrific double fatality along the Beetham Highway involving members of the Slipstream Cycling Club.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Bridgid Annisette-George has ruled that a prima facie case have been made out against Oropouche East MP, Dr Roodal Moonilal, fo a statement made in the House towards Laventille West MP Fitzgerald Hinds.
The Speaker had been asked to consider whether Moonilal breached Parliament's privileges, for telling Hinds, "Da is why Snake have some lead for you.”
The following is the Speaker's ruling:
Oropouche East Member of Parliament, Dr Roodal Moonilal says the decision by Government Members of Parliament to call for him to be referred to the Privileges Committee of Parliament on two issues, is tantamount to harassment and intimidation.
In a statement today, Moonilal said, however, that he has faith in the institutions of Parliament and is not afraid of the process.
Dr Moonilal has been referred to the Privileges Committee for statements he made in the Lower House regarding Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and A&V Oil and Gas Limited.