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Opening of the 2nd Session of the 9th Republican Parliament


His Excellency Prof. George Maxwell Richards, TC, CMT, Ph.D, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, has issued a proclamation appointing the location, date and time for the opening of the 2nd Session of the 9th Republican Parliament. In the Legal Notice (No. 1 of 2009) the date and time for the commencement of …

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January 5, 2009


Prorogation of the 1st Session of the 9th Parliament


On December 16, 2008 the 1st Session of the 9th Republican Parliament, which commenced on December 17, 2007 will be prorogued via a Proclamation issued by His Excellency the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Details of the 1st Session of the 9th Republican Parliament: Sittings Number of House of Representatives Sittings: 48 …

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December 15, 2008


Comment on the Tobacco Control Bill


Special Select Committee of the Senate – The Tobacco Control Bill, 2008 The above-named Committee was appointed on November 18, 2008 to consider and report to the Senate on the Tobacco Control Bill, 2008. The Members of the Committee are:  Mrs. Hazel Manning (Chairman), Mr. Jerry Narace, Dr. Emily Gaynor Dick-Forde, Ms. Cindy Devika Sharma …

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November 28, 2008


Seventh National Youth Parliament


On Monday November 3, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. Sixth Form students from across the country will convene in the Parliament Chamber as members of the Seventh National Youth Parliament. The students will occupy the roles of Parliamentarians and staff, and debate a Motion dealing with violence in schools. This sitting of the National Youth Parliament …

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October 31, 2008


Budget Presentation


The Honourable Karen Nunez-Teshiera, MP, Minister of Finance, will present the budget for fiscal 2009 in the House of Representatives on Monday September 22, 2008. The sitting commences at 2 p.m. On Friday September 12th, the Minister made the announcement in a brief statement in the House. This marks the first occasion in which a …

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September 12, 2008


New Holders of Top CPA Posts


54th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1 – 10 August 2008 NEWS RELEASE Malaysian Minister and four Commonwealth Presiding Officers elected to top CPA posts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: A senior Malaysian cabinet Minister has been elected as the Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the association which links more than 175 Commonwealth Parliaments and …

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September 4, 2008


Post Election Seminar


Trinidad and Tobago Parliamentarians will participate in a two day Post Election Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedure, which will take place in the Parliament Chamber, The Red House, Port-of-Spain on Tuesday June 24 and Wednesday June 25, 2008. This workshop is organized by the Trinidad and Tobago Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), …

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June 18, 2008


Prime Minister’s Statement on UDeCOTT


Statement by the Honourable Patrick Manning, MP, Prime Minister, in the Senate on Tuesday May 13, 2008 Mr. President, Permit me to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to address this august chamber on a matter of national interest. At the Post Cabinet Press Briefing held at Whitehall on Thursday 8th May, 2008 it …

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May 13, 2008


More Portfolio Changes


A release from the Office of The Prime Minister on Wednesday April 23, 2008 announced that Member for Parliament for Diego Martin West, Dr. Keith Rowley would no longer hold the portfolio of Minister of Trade and Industry. The release also indicated that Senator the Honourable Dr. Lenny Saith, currently Minister in the Office of …

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April 23, 2008


Portfolio Changes


During an address to the nation on Wednesday April 2, 2008, Prime Minister Patrick Manning announced two portfolio changes. The Honourable Donna Cox, Minister of State in the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs is now Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, and Mr. Roger Joseph, Member for La Horquetta/Talparo, …

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April 3, 2008


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