3rd Sitting of the Senate

4th Session - 12th Republican Parliament

Monday 23 October, 2023
10:00 AM
Announcements By The President/Vice-President
Leave of absence

Leave of absence was granted to Sen. Damian Lyder, who is ill. Dr. Carson Charles was appointed temporary Senator in his place.

Sen. the Hon. Nigel de Freitas [President of the Senate]
Oath Of Allegiance Of A New Member
Temporary Senator

Temporary Senator, Dr. Carson Charles, took the oath of allegiance.

Sen. Dr. Carson Charles [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Government Business: Bills Second Reading
The Appropriation (Financial Year 2024) Bill, 2023

Debate resumed on The Appropriation (Financial Year 2024) Bill, 2023. Twelve senators contributed to the debate before the adjournment of the Sitting.

Sen Laurence Hislop [Government Senator]
Sen. Dr. Muhammad Yunus Ibrahim [Vice-President of the Senate]
Sen. Jearlean John [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Dr. Sharda Patasar [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Sen. Anil Roberts [Opposition Senator]
Sen. Helon Francis [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Donna Cox [Minister of Social Development and Family Services]
Sen. Dr. Carson Charles [Opposition Senator (Temporary)]
Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye [Independent Senator]
Sen. the Hon. Richie Sookhai [Minister in the Ministry of Works and Transport]
Sen. the Hon. Randall Mitchell [Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts]
The Senate adjourned to Tuesday October 24, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.

The Sitting concluded at 5:16 p.m.