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Summary of the 2nd Sitting of the 1st Session of the 10th Republican Parliament
(Tuesday July 6, 2010 at 1:30 PM)

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Announcements By The President/Vice-President

  • Welcome to All Senators: The President granted leave to the Leaders of the Government, Opposition and Indepdendent Benches to make brief welcome remarks to all Senators on the first working day of the Senate in the 10th Parliament.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Subhas Panday [Minister in the Ministry of National Security and Leader of Government Business], Sen. Pennelope Beckles [Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate], Sen. Basharat Ali [Independent Senator]


Introduction Of Bills

  • EBC Validation Bill: The Elections and Boundaries Commission (Local Government and Tobago House of Assembly)(Validation of the Ninth Report of the Elections and Boundaries Commission)(No.2) Bill, 2010 was introduced in the name of the Minister of Local Government.
    Contributions by: Hon. Chandresh Sharma, MP [Fyzabad] [Minister of Local Government]

Government Business: Motions

  • State of the Economy: The Minister of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs moved a Motion asking the Senate to take note of the state of the economy. Sen. Dr. Lester Henry was first to respond to the Motion, making his maiden contribution. He was followed by Sen. Subhas Ramkhelawan, the Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs, Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe, and Sen. Basharat Ali. Debate on the Motion was then suspended.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Mary King [Minister of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs], Sen. Dr. Lester Henry [Opposition Senator], Sen Subhas Ramkhelawan [Independent Senator], Sen. Kevin Ramnarine [Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs], Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe [Opposition Senator], Sen. Basharat Ali [Independent Senator]


  • The Senate adjourned to Tuesday July 13, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.: At the next sitting of the Senate, debate is expected to begin on a Bill to amend the Firearms Act. Time permitting, debate will continue on the Motion on the State of the Economy. Before adjourning, the President congratulated those members making their maiden contributions. The sitting ended at 5:52 p.m.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Timothy Hamel-Smith [President of the Senate]
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