WHEREAS the Minister of Finance in announcing the Government bailout of CL Financial clearly enunciated its commitment to ensure that depositorsí assets will not be at risk;
AND WHEREAS the government has now agreed to inject $5,000 million into CL Financial over the next two years to protect policyholders of CL Financial subsidiary CLICO and depositors of the failed wealth management firm CLICO Investment Bank;
AND WHEREAS the Hindu Credit Union consists of over 100,000 depositors many of whom are small investors who have invested their life savings in the Credit Union;
AND WHEREAS the total liability of the Hindu Credit Union is estimated to be in the vicinity of $776 million;
AND WHEREAS Trinidad and Tobago is currently experiencing symptoms of a recession with the resultant financial hardships on depositors who are unable to access their savings and investments in the Hindu Credit Union;
BE IT RESOLVED that this Honourable House call on the Government to take immediate steps to bailout the Hindu Credit Union so as to ensure that the deposits and investments of depositors and shareholders are totally protected from loss.
(By the Member for Couva North)
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