11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 4th SESSION

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3rd Session of the 10th Republican Parliament

Loss of Confidence in the Prime Minister and Government of Trinidad and Tobago

WHEREAS the sanctity of the Parliament and lawfully constituted institutions and other public bodies are fundamental to our democracy and must be protected at all times; and

WHEREAS by a series of actions, the UNC-led Government of Trinidad and Tobago under the leadership of the Prime Minister, has attacked and conspired to undermine key institutions of State, namely:

  • The Judiciary;
  • The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions;
  • The Parliamentary Opposition; and
  • The Media; and

WHEREAS other Members of the Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago, specifically, the Attorney General and the Minister of Local Government have also participated in such attacks against these important institutions of our democracy:

BE IT RESOLVED that this House confirms its loss of confidence in the Prime Minister and the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.

By the Leader of the Opposition

This motion qualifies for the Order Paper on Monday May 20, 2013. The Leader of the House has indicated that debate will begin on that day.
First Debated: 20-May-2013
Speakers in the:
House of Representatives
20-May-2013 House Debate - Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (498.5 kb)
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Leader of the Opposition]
Sen. the Hon. Anand Ramlogan, SC [Attorney General]
Ms. Marlene McDonald, MP [Port-of-Spain South] [Opposition Chief Whip]
Hon. Anil Roberts, MP [D'Abadie/O'Meara] [Minister of Sport]
Dr. Amery Browne, MP [Diego Martin Central] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Stacy Roopnarine, MP [Oropouche West] [Minister of State in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure]
Mrs. Paula Gopee-Scoon, MP [Point Fortin] [Opposition Member]
21-May-2013 House Debate - Day 2 | Hansard PDF icon (594.3 kb)
Hon. Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Oropouche East] [Minister of Housing, Land and Marine Affairs]
Hon. Prakash Ramadhar, MP [St. Augustine] [Minister of Legal Affairs]
Mr. Herbert Volney, MP [St. Joseph] [Government Member]
Mr. Fitzgerald Jeffrey, MP [La Brea] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Minister of Education]
Hon. Ramona Ramdial, MP [Couva North] [Minister of State in the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources]
Ms. Alicia Hospedales, MP [Arouca/Maloney] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP [Tabaquite] [Minister of Local Government and Minister of Works and Infrastructure]
Hon. Dr. Glenn Ramadharsingh, MP [Caroni Central] [Minister of the People and Social Development]
Hon. Jairam Seemungal, MP [La Horquetta/Talparo] [Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Production]
Hon. Vernella Alleyne-Toppin, MP [Tobago East] [Minister in the Ministry of the People and Social Development]
22-May-2013 House Debate - Day 3 | Hansard PDF icon (358.2 kb)
Hon. Winston Dookeran, MP [Tunapuna] [Minister of Foreign Affairs]
Hon. Errol Mc Leod, MP [Pointe-a-Pierre] [Minister of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development]
Hon. Dr. Rupert Griffith, MP [Toco/Sangre Grande] [Minister of Science and Technology]
Hon. Rodger Samuel, MP [Arima] [Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Leader of the Opposition]
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP [Siparia] [Prime Minister]
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