27th Sitting of the Senate
2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament
The Leader of Government Business moved that the next stage of the Bill be taken on Tuesday May 31, 2022. The Senate agreed.
Three Papers were laid. See the Order Paper.
One Report was presented. See the Supplemental Order Paper.
Two Urgent Questions qualified for oral answer. See the Order Paper.
Four Questions on Notice qualify for oral answer. One question was deferred. See the Order Paper.
Senator Anthony Vieira moved a Private Motion asking the Government to recognise the Caribbean Court of Justice as Trinidad and Tobago’s final Court of Appeal. Debate then began with The Attorney General, followed by Senator Wade Mark. Five Members made contributions before debate was suspended.
Senator Amrita Deonarine raised the first matter, the need for the Government to conduct a comprehensive review of the crisis management and emergency response protocols of all State-owned Enterprises and Statutory Authorities, in light of the deficiencies underscored by the major emergency incidents at T&TEC and the Paria Fuel Trading Company Ltd. The Minister of National Security responded.
Senator Wade Mark raised the second matter, the failure of Cable and Wireless Company (CWC) to comply with the condition imposed by the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) to divest/sell its 49 per cent shareholding in TSTT.
At the next sitting, debate is expected to begin on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill, 2020. Before adjourning, the Senate extended greetings to the East Indian community in Trinidad and Tobago on the occasion of Indian Arrival Day, which is celebrated on May 30th each year. The Sitting ended at 6:22 p.m.