4th Session of the 10th Republican Parliament

The Libel and Defamation (Amendment) Bill, 2013

An Act to amend the Libel and Defamation Act, Chap. 11:16 to abolish malicious defamatory libel

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Introduced By:
Anand Ramlogan
Bill No:
House of Representatives Bill 14 of 2013
Introduced On:
Published In Gazette On
06-Sep-2013, Vol.52 No.142
President of the Republic - Assent


6 Sep 2013
House of Representatives
1 speakersShow Speakers
17 Jan 2014
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
2 speakersShow Speakers
2.Mr. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Opposition Member]
24 Jan 2014
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
9 speakersShow Speakers
1.Hon. Dr. Tim Gopeesingh, MP [Caroni East] [Minister of Education]
2.Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Leader of the Opposition]
3.Hon. Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Oropouche East] [Minister of Housing and Urban Development]
4.Ms. Marlene McDonald, MP [Port-of-Spain South] [Opposition Chief Whip]
5.Hon. Jairam Seemungal, MP [La Horquetta/Talparo] [Minister of Land and Marine Resources]
6.Mr. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [St. Joseph] [Opposition Member]
7. Dr. Amery Browne, MP [Diego Martin Central] [Opposition Member]
8.Mrs. Paula Gopee-Scoon, MP [Point Fortin] [Opposition Member]
24 Jan 2014
Committee Stage Hansard
24 Jan 2014
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill Hansard
28 Jan 2014
1st Reading of the Bill Hansard
1 speakersShow Speakers
18 Feb 2014
2nd Reading of the Bill Hansard
12 speakersShow Speakers
2.Sen. Faris Al-Rawi [Opposition Senator]
3.Sen. Anthony Vieira, SC [Independent Senator]
4.Sen. the Hon. Devant Maharaj [Minister of Food Production]
5.Sen. Camille Robinson-Regis [Opposition Senator]
6.Sen. Dr. Rolph Balgobin [Independent Senator]
7.Sen. the Hon. Gerald Hadeed [Minister of Communications]
8.Sen. Diane Baldeo-Chadeesingh [Opposition Senator]
9.Sen. Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir [Independent Senator]
10.Sen. the Hon. Raziah Ahmed [Minister of State in the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development]
11.Sen. Avinash Singh [Opposition Senator]
12.Sen. Shamfa Cudjoe-Lewis [Opposition Senator]
18 Feb 2014
3rd Reading and Passage of the Bill Hansard
With a division of 21 For 7 Against and 0 Abstentions, the Libel and Defamation (Amendment) Bill, 2013 was read a third time and passed without amendment.
25 Feb 2014
President of the Republic
Act 2 of 2014
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