11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 3rd SESSION

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Summary of the 14th Sitting of the 3rd Session of the 11th Republican Parliament
(Tuesday March 13, 2018 at 1:30 PM)

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Announcements By The President/Vice-President

  • Establishment of a JSC - The Constitution (Amendment) (Tobago Self-Government) Bill, 2018: The President of the House read correspondence received from the Speaker of the House on the establishment of a Joint Select Committee to consider and report on The Constitution (Amendment) (Tobago Self-Government) Bill, 2018.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo [President of the Senate]

Introduction Of Bills

  • One Bill: The Anti-Gang Bill, 2018 was brought from the House of Representatives.

Papers

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer

Requests For Leave To Move The Adjournment Of The House On Definite Matters Of Urgent Public Importance

  • One Request: Sen. Obika requested leave to move the adjournment of the House on a definite matter of urgent public importance namely the failure of the Government to effectively manage the Trinidad and Tobago Seabridge. The President of the Senate was satisfied that this matter qualified to be raised. With the support of the Senate, she ruled that this motion will stand over until 6:00 p.m.
    Contributions by: Sen. Taharqa Obika [Opposition Senator]

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary

  • Establishment of a JSC - The Constitution (Amendment) (Tobago Self-Government) Bill, 2018: The Leader of Government Business moved a motion to concur with the House on the establishment of a JSC to consider and report on The Constitution (Amendment) (Tobago Self-Government) Bill, 2018. This motion was approved. Six Senators were approved to serve on this Committee.
    Contributions by: Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries]

Government Business: Bills Second Reading

Requests For Leave To Move The Adjournment Of The House On Definite Matters Of Urgent Public Importance

  • Failure of the Government to effectively manage the Trinidad and Tobago sea bridge: Sen. Taharqa Obika made a motion on the ineffective management of the Trinidad and Tobago sea bridge. The Minister of Works and Transport, Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan was first to respond, follwed by Sen. Saddam Hosein, Sen. Nigel De Freitas, Sen. Anita Haynes, Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan and Sen. Wade Mark.
    Contributions by: Sen. Taharqa Obika [Opposition Senator], Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport], Sen. Saddam Hosein [Opposition Senator], Sen. Nigel De Freitas [Vice-President of the Senate], Sen. Anita Haynes [Opposition Senator], Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries], Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]

Matter On The Adjournment

  • Two Matters: Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter on the adjournment namely the need for the Government to explain its decision to establish a national investment fund to secure the assets of CLICO and CL Financial and its implications on wealth ownership and distribution in the country. The Minister in the Ministry of Finance responded.
    Sen. Saddam Hosein raised a matter on the failure of the Government to properly manage and administer our nation?s prisons, resulting in the safety and security of Prison Officers and their families, and Inmates being compromised. The Minister of National Security responded.
    Contributions by: Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator], Sen. the Hon. Allyson West [Minister in the Ministry of Finance], Sen. Saddam Hosein [Opposition Senator], Hon. Maj. Gen. Edmund Dillon, MP [Point Fortin] [Minister of National Security]

Adjournment

  • The Senate adjourned to Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.: The Sitting concluded at 7:58 p.m. The Senate adjourned to Tuesday March 20, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
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