16th Sitting of the Senate

4th Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 19 February, 2019
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

Leave of absence was granted to Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye and Sen. Taharqa Obika, who are out of the country. Ms. Zola Phillips and Mr. Brian Baig were appointed temporary Senators in their place.

Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member
Temporary Senators

Temporary Senators Zola Phillips and Brian Baig took the oath of allegiance.

One Paper

One paper was laid. See Order Paper for details.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
One Report

One report was presented. See Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Two urgent questions

Two urgent questions were posed.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions on Notice

Three questions qualified for oral answer.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Trespass (Amendment) Bill, 2019

The Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP, moved the second reading of The Trespass (Amendment) Bill, 2019. Debate began on the Bill. Following the wind up, the Bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause.

Matter On The Adjournment
One Matter

Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter on the adjournment regarding the need for the State to ensure the safety and security of Cedros fishermen whilst fishing in Trinidad and Tobago’s waters. The Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries responded.

The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed

The Sitting concluded at 9:34 p.m. The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed.