26th Sitting of the Senate
3rd Session - 11th Republican Parliament
Leave of absence was granted to Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon, who is out of the country and Sen. Daniel Dookie, who is ill. Ms. Alisha Romano and Ms. Ayanna Lewis were appointed temporary Senators in their place.
Temporary Senators Ms. Alisha Romano and Ms. Ayanna Lewis took the oath of allegiance.
Ten papers were laid.
One Report was presented.
Five urgent questions were posed.
Four questions qualified for oral answer. Question #111 was deferred.
The Minister of Finance moved the second reading of The Insurance Bill, 2016. Debate began on this Bill, following which, the Bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole Senate for consideration on a clause by clause basis. The Bill was read a third time and passed, without amendments.
Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter on the adjournment regarding the accumulated vacation leave by the current Acting Commissioner of Police. The Minister of National Security responded.
Sen. Khadijah Ameen raised a matter regarding the failure of the Government to appoint persons to the Board of Management of the Children’s Life Fund. The Minister of Health responded.