28th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Tuesday 31 May, 2022
1:30 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The Vice-President advised that the President of the Senate was out of the country. Leave of absence was also granted to Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell. Mr. Ndale Young and Ms. Yokymma Bethelmy were appointed to replace Senators Kangaloo and Mitchell during their absence.

Three Papers

Three Papers were laid. See the Order Paper and Supplemental Order Paper.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill, 2020

The Minister of Rural Development and Local Government moved the second reading of the Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill, 2020. Eight Members made contributions before debate was suspended.

Hon. Faris Al-Rawi SC, MP [Minister of Rural Development and Local Government]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Allyson West [Minister of Public Administration]
Sen. Jearlean John [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Deoroop Teemal [Independent Senator]
Sen Laurence Hislop [Government Senator]
Sen. David Nakhid [Opposition Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal [Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs]
Matter On The Adjournment
Retrenchment of TSTT Estate Police Guards

Senator Wade Mark raised as a matter on the Motion for the Adjournment of the Senate, the need for the Government to explain the decision by the Management and Board of Directors of TSTT to send home its entire complement of estate police guards and have same replaced by private security. The Minister of Public Utilities responded.

Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Hon. Marvin Gonzales, MP [Minister of Public Utilities]
The Senate adjourned to Tuesday June 7, 2022 at 10 a.m.

At the next Sitting, debate is expected to resume on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Local Government Reform) Bill, 2020. The Sitting ended at 7:59 p.m.