senate

Sittings

21st Sitting of the Senate

4th Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 11 June, 2024
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Sen. Jayanti Lutchmedial-Ramdial, who is ill. Mr. Colin Neil Gosine was appointed temporary senator in her place.

Sen. the Hon. Nigel de Freitas [President of the Senate]
Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member
Temporary Senator

Temporary Senator Gosine took the oath of allegiance.

Sen. Colin Gosine [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Bills Brought From The House Of Representatives
The Finance (Supplementary Appropriation) (Financial Year 2024) Bill, 2024

The Finance (Supplementary Appropriation) (Financial Year 2024) Bill, 2024, which was passed in the House of Representatives on June 7, 2024, was read a first time in the Senate, in the name of the Minister of Finance. The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, moved that the next stage of the bill be taken later in the proceedings. The motion was carried.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Papers
14 Papers

Fourteen papers were laid. See the Order Paper.

Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell [Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts]
Sen. the Hon. Dr. Amery Browne [Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs]
Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Four Reports

Four reports were presented. See the Order Paper.

Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
11 Questions on Notice

11 Questions on Notice qualified for oral answer. See the Order Paper. Question #124 was deferred for two weeks.

Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Minister of Public Utilities]
Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, MP [Minister of Health]
Sen. Dr. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Sen. Dr. Sharda Patasar [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell [Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts]
Sen. the Hon. Dr. Amery Browne [Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs]
Sen. David Nakhid [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
Hon. Fitzgerald Hinds, MP [Minister of National Security]
Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Extension of Time - SSC The Miscellaneous Provisions (Trial by Judge Alone) Bill, 2023

The Leader of Government Business moved a motion asking the Senate to extend the time to report of the Special Select Committee of the Senate appointed to consider and report on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Trial by Judge Alone) Bill, 2023 to July 5, 2024. The Senate agreed.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Finance (Supplementary Appropriation) (Financial Year 2024) Bill, 2024

The Minister of Finance moved the second reading of the Finance (Supplementary Appropriation) (Financial Year 2024) Bill, 2024. Seventeen senators added their voice to the debate before the wind up by the Minister of Finance. The bill was read a third time and passed.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Sharda Patasar [Independent Senator]
Hon. Stuart Young, MP [Minister of Energy and Energy Industries and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Sen. Damian Lyder [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell [Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts]
Sen. Anil Roberts [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan [Minister of Works and Transport]
Sen. Colin Gosine [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Dr. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen Laurence Hislop [Government Senator]
Sen. David Nakhid [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Sunity Maharaj [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Sen. Helon Francis [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Dr. Amery Browne [Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs]
Adjournment
The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed

The Sitting concluded at 11:28 p.m.