17th Sitting of the Senate
5th Session - 11th Republican Parliament
Leave of absence was granted to Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye, who is out of the country. Ms. Zola Phillips was appointed temporary Senator in her absence.
Temporary Senator Zola Phillips took the oath of allegiance.
Twelve papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.
Three urgent questions were posed and answered.
Seven questions qualified for oral answer. All questions were answered.
The Attorney General, Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP, moved the second reading of the The Interception of Communications (Amendment) Bill, 2020. Debate began on the bill.
Sen. Taharqa Obika raised a matter on the adjournment namely the failure of the Government to take steps to secure a permanent site for the Fanny Village Government Primary School in Point Fortin. The minister of Education responded.
Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter namely the failure of the Government to take decisive action to halt the award of state contracts to gang leaders and other criminal elements located in Port of Spain and western areas of our country. Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat responded.
The Sitting concluded at 6:56 p.m. The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed.