While Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday expressed delight with Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s proposal to increase the minimum wage from $15 to $17.50 an hour for 194,000 low income workers across the country, she feels the pay hike was insufficient as it should have been $20 an hour instead.
This was how Persad-Bissessar responded at a press conference at the Parliament Building, Port-of-Spain, minutes after Imbert delivered his $53 billion 2019/20120 budget presentation in the House of Representatives.
Any attempt by the Government to stifle the public's freedom to information will be met with court action, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar warned on Monday night.
Although debate on the Miscellaneous Provisions (Tax Amnesty, Pensions, Freedoms of Information, National Insurance, Central Bank and non-profit organisations) Bill 2019 had been scheduled for Parliament, Persad-Bissessar took time off to attend the United National Congress' Monday Night Forum at Naparima College in San Fernando.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has been cleared of any wrongdoing in connection to marijuana found on her property some five years ago.
Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith on Thursday announced that Persad-Bissessar was not found responsible for the drugs on her premises in any way.
Griffith, speaking during the police briefing at the Police Administration Building, Port-of-Spain responded to questions about the five-year-old case.
The economy has gone from being on life support to totally dead under the People’s National Movement.
This was how Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar summed up Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s presentation on the Mid-Year Budget Review yesterday in Parliament, adding he did not put forward any policy or plans in place for the country’s real development.
Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar issued a rallying call to citizens in her emancipation day message to make T&T better, stronger and safer.
According to her, the crime situation had severely reduced the quality of life of all citizens.
Persad-Bissessar recalled the determination and spirit of those who fought for and won their freedom from slavery.