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Protection of the nation’s children

House of Representatives - 2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS there has been an overwhelming number of reports of children being abused during the current Government’s administration;

AND WHEREAS children have the right to grow up in a safe, supportive environment devoid of abuse, exploitation, harassment, and neglect;

AND WHEREAS the state has a duty of care to protect all the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago especially the children to which their policies have not been effective on safety, security, health and education;

AND WHEREAS several state agencies have indicated that there is a work overload within the system to particularly address matters affecting children;

AND WHEREAS several state agencies have indicated that there is a work overload within the system to particularly address matters affecting children;

BE IT RESOLVED that this House call on the Government to implement effective data driven policies, take all urgent steps to protect the children of this nation immediately and reprimand this Government for its failure to effectively protect and support our nation’s children.

(By the Member for Princes Town)

Private Motion by the Member for Princes Town

27 May 2022
House Debate - Day 1Hansard
9 speakersShow Speakers
1.Mr. Barry Padarath [Princes Town] [Opposition Member]
2.The Honourable Ayanna Webster-Roy [Tobago East] [Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
3.Ms. Anita Haynes [Tabaquite] [Opposition Member]
4.The Honourable Lisa Morris-Julian [D’Abadie/O’Meara] [Minister in the Ministry of Education]
5.Mr. Rodney Charles [Naparima] [Opposition Member]
6.The Honourable Fitzgerald Hinds [Laventille West] [Minister of National Security]
7.Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh [Couva South] [Opposition Member]
8.The Honourable Symon de Nobriga [Diego Martin Central] [Minister of Communications and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
9. Dr. Rai Ragbir [Cumuto/Manzanilla] [Opposition Member]