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2nd Session of the 12th Republican Parliament

The Immigration (Caribbean Community Skilled Nationals)(Amendment) Bill, 2022

AN ACT to amend the Immigration (Caribbean Community Skilled Nationals) Act, Chap. 18:03

This Bill seeks to amend the Immigration (Caribbean Community Skilled Nationals) Act, Chap. 18:03 to, among other things, expand the categories of skilled nationals from other qualifying Caribbean Community State to enter Trinidad and Tobago under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy regime.

Bill Essentials:
Bill No:
Senate Bill 3 of 2022
Introduced In:
Introduced On:
15-Feb-2022
Published In Gazette On
15th February 2022, Vol.61 No. 23
Status
President of the Republic - Assent

Progress

15 Feb 2022
Senate


1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister of National Security]
8 Mar 2022
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
8 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Dr. Amery Browne [Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs]
2.Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
3.Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
4.Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
5.Sen. Jayanti Lutchmedial [Opposition Senator]
6.Sen. Anthony Vieira, SC [Independent Senator]
7.Sen. Damian Lyder [Opposition Senator]
8.Sen. John Heath [Independent Senator (Temporary)]
15 Mar 2022
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
9 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. Nigel de Freitas [Vice-President of the Senate]
2.Sen. David Nakhid [Opposition Senator]
3.Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
4.Sen. Yokymma Bethelmy [Government Senator]
5.Sen. Jearlean John [Opposition Senator]
6.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Attorney General]
7.Sen. Anil Roberts [Opposition Senator]
8.Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
9.Sen. the Hon. Dr. Amery Browne [Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs]
15 Mar 2022
Committee Stage Hansard

amendments made in the Senate

15 Mar 2022
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill Hansard

23 for, seven against, no abstentions

1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Dr. Amery Browne [Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs]
23 Mar 2022
House of Representatives

Bill incorporating Senate amendments

1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Dr. Amery Browne [Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs]
3 Jun 2022
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
9 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Dr. Amery Browne [Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs]
2.Mr. Rodney Charles, MP [Naparima] [Opposition Member]
3.Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Prime Minister]
4.Mr. David Lee, MP [Pointe-a-Pierre] [Opposition Member]
5.Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour, SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
6.Mr. Rushton Paray, MP [Mayaro] [Opposition Member]
7.Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Laventille West] [Minister of National Security]
8.Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [San Fernando West] [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
9.Sen. the Hon. Dr. Amery Browne [Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs]
3 Jun 2022
Committee Stage Hansard

no amendments made

3 Jun 2022
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill Hansard

Division: 19 for, 11 against, no abstentions

1 speakersShow Speakers
1.Sen. the Hon. Dr. Amery Browne [Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs]
17 Jun 2022
President of the Republic
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