senate

Sittings

27th Sitting of the Senate

1st Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Friday 18 June, 2021
10:00 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Sen. David Nakhid, who is ill. Mr. Teron Mohan was appointed temporary Senator in his place.

Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo, MP [President of the Senate]
Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member
Temporary Senator

Mr. Teron Mohan took the oath of allegiance.

Sen. Teron Mohan [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Papers
Three Papers

Three papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.

Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
One urgent question

One urgent question was posed.

Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions on Notice

Three questions qualified for oral answer. Question #110 was deferred for two weeks.

Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat [Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Bill, 2021

The Minister of Finance, Hon. Colm Imbert, MP, moved the second reading of The Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Bill, 2021. Debate began on the bill. The debate will continue at the next Sitting.

Hon. Colm Imbert, MP [Minister of Finance]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Anthony Vieira [Independent Senator]
Hon. Faris Al-Rawi, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Sen. Renuka Rambhajan [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Deoroop Teemal [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Allyson West [Minister of Public Administration]
Sen. Teron Mohan [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon, MP [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Sen. the Hon. Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal [Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs]
Adjournment
The Senate adjourned to Monday June 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Senators brought greetings to the nation on the upcoming observance of Labour Day on June 19. The Sitting concluded at 3:33 p.m.

Sen. the Hon. Hassel Bacchus [Minister of Digital Transformation]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Nigel de Freitas [Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries]