House of Representatives

Motions

Extend State of Emergency for three months

House of Representatives - 1st Session - 12th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS it is enacted by section 8(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago that the President may from time to time make a Proclamation declaring that a state of public emergency exists;

AND WHEREAS it is enacted by section 9(2) of the Constitution that a Proclamation made by the President for the purposes of and in accordance with section 8 shall, unless previously revoked, remain in force for fifteen days;

AND WHEREAS it is enacted by section 10(1) of the Constitution that before its expiration the Proclamation may be extended from time to time by resolution supported by a simple majority vote of the House of Representatives, so however that no extension exceeds three months and the extensions do not in the aggregrate exceed six months;

AND WHEREAS the President, by Proclamation made on the 15th day of May, 2021, declared that a state of public emergency exists in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago;

AND WHEREAS the House of Representatives, by resolution on the 24th day of May, 2021, extended the said Proclamation for a period of three months;

AND WHEREAS it is necessary and expedient that the said Proclamation should be extended for a further period of three months:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Proclamation made by the President on the 15th day of May, 2021 declaring that a state of public emergency exists in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago be extended for a further period of three months.

(By the Prime Minister)

25 Aug 2021
Approved
House Debate - Day 1Hansard
21 votes for, 0 votes against, 18 abstentions
13 speakersShow Speakers
1.The Honourable Dr. Keith Rowley [Diego Martin West] [Prime Minister]
2.Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh [Couva South] [Opposition Member]
3.The Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh [St. Joseph] [Minister of Health]
4. Dr. Lackram Bodoe [Fyzabad] [Opposition Member]
5.The Honourable Faris Al-Rawi [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
6.Mr. Saddam Hosein [Barataria/San Juan] [Opposition Member]
7.The Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe [Tobago West] [Minister of Sport and Community Development]
8.Ms. Vandana Mohit [Chaguanas East] [Opposition Member]
9.The Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds [Laventille West] [Minister of National Security]
10. Dr. Roodal Moonilal [Oropouche East] [Opposition Member]
11.Mr. Keith Scotland [Port-of-Spain South] [Government Member]
12.The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC [Siparia] [Leader of the Opposition]
13.The Honourable Dr. Keith Rowley [Diego Martin West] [Prime Minister]