26th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Thursday 8 June, 2017
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

Leave of absence was granted to Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan from today’s Sitting. Ms. Alisha Romano was appointed temporary Senator in his place.

Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member
Temporary Senator

Ms. Alisha Romano, temporary Senator, took her oath of allegiance.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Six urgent questions

Six urgent questions were posed. Five questions were answered before the time for urgent questions expired. See Order Paper for details.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Miscellaneous Provisions (Trial By Judge Alone) Bill, 2017

Debate continued on The Miscellaneous Provisions (Trial By Judge Alone) Bill, 2017. The Senate then resolved to a Committee of the Whole to consider the Bill on a clause by clause basis. The Committee Stage will resume at the next Sitting.

Matter On The Adjournment
Two Matters

Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter on the adjournment namely the need for the Government to provide the public with good reasons for requesting the Public Service Commission to delegate its recruiting and disciplining authority to Permanent Secretaries in five (5) Ministries. Hon. Maxie Cuffie, MP, responded.
Sen. Mark raised another matter namely the failure of the Government to appropriately address the numerous challenges plaguing the sea bridge which adversely affect the movement of goods and passengers between Trinidad and Tobago. The Leader of Government Business responded.

The Senate adjourned to Tuesday June 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

The Sitting concluded at 8:54 p.m. The Senate adjourned to Tuesday June 13, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.