senate

Sittings

35th Sitting of the Senate

2nd Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Monday 4 July, 2022
10:00 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of Absence

The President of the Senate announced that Sen. the Hon. Dr. Amery Browne was out of the country. Mr. Michael Seales was appointed to temporarily replace Sen. Dr. Browne during his absence.

Sen. Michael Seales [Government Senator (Temporary)]
Papers
One Paper

There is one Paper to be laid. See the Order Paper.

Presentation Of Reports From Select Committees
Three Reports

Three Reports were presented. See the Supplemental Order Paper.

Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell, MP [Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts]
Sen. Dr. Muhammad Yunus Ibrahim [Vice-President of the Senate]
Sen. the Hon. Nigel de Freitas [Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands and Fisheries]
Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Urgent Questions

Three Questions on Notice qualify for oral answer. See the Order Paper.

Questions To Ministers: Oral Answer
Three Questions on Notice

Three Questions on Notice qualify for oral answer.

Motions Relating To The Business Or Sittings Of The House And Moved By A Minister Or Parliamentary Secretary
Extension to JSC Fisheries Management (No.2) Bill

The Leader of Government Business moved that the Joint Select Committee on the Fisheries Management(No.2) Bill 2020 be granted an extension to September 9, 2022 in order to complete its work and report. The Senate agreed.

Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Bail (Amendment)(Extension of Duration) Bill, 2022

The Attorney General moved the second reading of the Bail (Amendment)(Extension of Duration) Bill, 2022. Nineteen senators contributed to the debate before the debate on the bill was adjourned.

Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour SC [Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs]
Sen. Wade Mark [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Paul Richards [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal [Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs]
Sen. Jearlean John [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Evans Welch [Independent Senator]
Sen. Charrise Seepersad [Independent Senator]
Sen. Damian Lyder [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh [Independent Senator]
Sen. Marsha Walker [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy [Independent Senator]
Sen. Laurel Lezama-Lee Sing [Government Senator]
Sen. David Nakhid [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Deoroop Teemal [Independent Senator]
Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Hassel Bacchus [Minister of Digital Transformation]
Sen. Anil Roberts, MP [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Anthony Vieira [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell, MP [Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts]
Sen. Amrita Deonarine [Independent Senator]
Private Business: Bills Second Reading
The Soroptimist Club of Port of Spain (Incorporation) (Amendment) Bill, 2022

The President of the Senate, Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo, moved the second reading of the Soroptimist Club of Port of Spain (Incorporation) (Amendment) Bill, 2022. The bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. No amendments were made. The bill was read a third time and passed.

Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo, MP [President of the Senate]
Private Business: Bills Second Reading
The Trinidad and Tobago Association for Retarded Children (Incorporation) (Amendment) Bill, 2022

The President of the Senate, Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo, moved the second reading of the Trinidad and Tobago Association for Retarded Children (Incorporation) (Amendment) Bill, 2022. The bill was committed to a Committee of the Whole for consideration clause by clause. No amendments were made. The bill was read a third time and passed.

Sen. the Hon. Christine Kangaloo, MP [President of the Senate]
Matter On The Adjournment
Implementation of Public Procurement Legislation

Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter on the adjournment regarding the need for the Government to fully implement and operationalize the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property Act of 2015. The Attorney General, Sen. the Hon. Reginald Armour, responded.

Adjournment
The Senate adjourned to Wednesday July 6, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

The Sitting ended at 6:23 p.m.