36th Sitting of the Senate
5th Session - 11th Republican Parliament
In light of the relaxation of COVID-19 measures, the President of the Senate announced that the seating arrangement in the Chamber will revert to that of March 17, where all Senators are allowed in the Chamber, however, observing social distancing.
Five papers were laid. See Order Paper for details.
Three reports were presented.
One urgent question was posed.
Six questions qualified for oral answer. Questions #143 and #167 were deferred for two weeks.
The Miscellaneous Amendments (No. 2) Bill, 2020 was introduced in the name of the Attorney General. The Leader of Government Business moved that the next Stage of the Bill be taken on Monday June 29, 2020. The motion was approved.
Sen. Wade Mark moved a private motion calling on the Government to ensure the protection of leased lands to General Earth Movers Limited / Marilissa Farms Limited. Debate began on the motion. With 5 votes for, 14 votes against and 7 abstentions, the motion was not approved.
Sen. Wade Mark raised a matter on the adjournment regarding the guidelines and/or criteria utilized by the Government to allow exemptions for entry into Trinidad and Tobago. Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat responded.
Sen. Mark raised a second matter regarding the change of the corporate ownership structure of National Lotteries Control Board. The Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Sen. the Hon. Allyson West, responded.
The Sitting concluded at 5:14 p.m. The Senate adjourned to Monday June 29, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.