Consider the Opposition Leader’s proposals of an Economic Master Plan

Senate - 5th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS the Government is bungling the management of the human aspect of the COVID-19 crisis to the distress of citizens, a large number of whom is without work and struggle to put food on the table;

AND WHEREAS the emergency economic measures put in place to support businesses are not working and are having a devastating effect on general commerce especially small, medium and micro businesses;

AND WHEREAS citizens are fearful for their future and see no hope of recovery and prosperity under this Government post-COVID-19, especially given the state of the oil and gas sector, the loss of business confidence, little investment, continuous decline and lack of growth:

BE IT RESOLVED that this House agree that the Government should favourably consider the Leader of the Opposition’s proposals to the Prime Minister of an Economic Master Plan; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this House agree that the Government should facilitate a genuine bipartisan collaboration, towards a national policy for recovery and growth in Trinidad and Tobago.

(By the Member for Caroni Central)

22 May 2020
House Debate - Day 1Hansard
9 speakersShow Speakers
1. Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie [Caroni Central] [Opposition Member]
2.The Honourable Colm Imbert [Diego Martin North/East] [Minister of Finance]
3. Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]
4.Mr. Rushton Paray [Mayaro] [Opposition Member]
5.The Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh [St. Joseph] [Minister of Health]
6.Senator Dr. Tim Gopeesingh [Caroni East] [Opposition Member]
7.Mr. Rodney Charles [Naparima] [Opposition Member]
8.The Honourable Stuart Young SC [Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann’s West] [Minister of National Security and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
9.Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh [Couva South] [Opposition Member]