26th Sitting of the Senate

3rd Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Friday 18 May, 2018
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

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.

Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member
Temporary Senators

Temporary Senators Ms. Alisha Romano and Ms. Ayanna Lewis took the oath of allegiance.

Ten Papers

Ten papers were laid.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
One Report

One Report was presented.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Five Urgent questions

Five urgent questions were posed.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four Questions on Notice

Four questions qualified for oral answer. Question #111 was deferred.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Insurance Bill, 2016

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.

Matter On The Adjournment
Two Matters

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.

The Senate adjourned to Monday May 21, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

The Sitting concluded at 8:34 p.m. The Senate adjourned to Monday May 21, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

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Part 1
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