34th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 11th Republican Parliament

Thursday 14 September, 2017
2:00 PM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Appointment of Senators

The President first advised of the revocation of the appointment of Mr. W. Michael Coppin and the appointment of Mr. Robert Le Hunte as a Senator. The President then granted leave of absence to Sen. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus and Sen. Daniel Solomon. Mr. Ronald Huggins and Mrs. Sharla Alexander-Dolabaille were appointed to temporarily replace Senators Baptiste-Primus and Solomon respectively.

Announcements By The Speaker/Deputy Speaker
Appointment on Joint Select Committee

The President of the Senate read a letter from the Speaker of the House informing of a resolution of the House that Mr. Stuart Young replace Ms. Allana Webster Roy on the Joint Select Committee on Energy Affairs with effect from June 14, 2017.

86 Papers

There are 86 Papers to be laid. See the Order Paper, Supplemental Order Paper and Second Supplemental Order Paper.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Two Reports from Committees

There are two Reports from Committees to be presented. See the Supplemental Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Five Urgent Questions

There are five urgent questions to be answered. See the Order Paper for details.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Four Questions

Four Questions qualify for oral answer. See the Order Paper.

Requests For Leave To Move The Adjournment Of The House On Definite Matters Of Urgent Public Importance
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
Indictable Offences (Pre-Trial Procedure) Bill, 2017.

The Attorney General moved the second reading of the Indictable Offences (Pre-Trial Procedure) Bill, 2017. Senator Wayne Sturge was first to enter the debate, followed by Senator Sophia Chote, the Minister of Agriculture Lands and Fisheries, Sen. Khadijah Ameen and Sen. Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir. Nine Senators made contributions before debate was suspended.

Matter On The Adjournment
Resurgence in Kidnappings

Senator Mark raised as a matter on the Motion for the adjournment of the Senate, the failure of the Government to adequately address the resurgence in kidnappings of defenseless citizens.