30th Sitting of the Senate
5th Session - 11th Republican Parliament
Three papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.
Three urgent questions were posed and answered.
Four questions qualified for oral answer. Question #110 was deferred for two weeks.
Opposition Senator Saddam Hosein sought leave to move the adjournment of the House on a definite matter of urgent public importance namely the failure of the Government to address the ongoing water shortage crisis and its dreadful impact on our citizenry if not addressed urgently. The President of the Senate was not satisfied that this matter qualified under this Standing Order.
Debate continued on the private motion: Condemn the Government for its failure to deal with crime.
Sen. Anita Haynes raised a matter on the adjournment regarding the need for the Government to account for its disregard of the Rio Treaty when facilitating the Venezuelan Vice-President and delegation. The Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs responded.
Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter regarding the plight of the stay at home workers in light of COVID-19 pandemic and the negative effects of this on their livelihood. Sen. the Hon. Allyson West responded.
The Senate brought greetings on the celebration of Indian Arrival Day on May 30. The Sitting concluded at 6:25 p.m. The Senate adjourned to a date to be fixed.