Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Kamla at funeral of murdered Princes Town teen: "How many more must be wiped out?"

Waheeda Ganesh broke down in tears, shaking and wailing loudly, as the body of her only child- murdered teenager Eric Ganesh was brought up the street in St Charles to the surprisingly sombre sounds of tassa drumming.

Mourners wore special tee-shirts emblazoned with Ganesh's smiling face and the words "Our Angel, Our Legend."

The funeral attracted hundreds of people who spilled from the houses of mourning, onto the streets. 

Opposition Leader: "Resist attempts to promote discord"

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling on the nation to resist attempts to promote discord and division in the country our nation.

In her Eid message, the Opposition Leader described the attempts by some in our society to promote discord and divide our nation as troubling.  

She urged citizens to not let these persons achieve their goal.

She called on citizens to “join hands and work together to ensure that our nation returns to peace and prosperity. Together, we can make a difference, and bring about positive change.”

Kamla on Indian Arrival Day: "Let not our differences divide us, let them unite us"

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says we should not let our differences divide us, but unite us as we take delight in our differences.

He remark formed part of her Indian Arrival Day address.

"One hundred and seventy-three years ago the first group of immigrants arrived on our shores, and began a period of indentureship, in the hope of providing a better future for themselves and their children.

It is a vision which they lived, and laboured to ensure that it became a reality.

Opposition Leader stands in support of Nafisah

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has come out in support of Nafisah Nakhid and is calling on the board of the Lakshmi Girls' College to reconsider its position.

Persad-Bissessar says this is a matter of natural justice, equality and fairness.

Persad-Bissessar issued the following statement on Wednesday:

"While I agree that a dress code is appropriate at schools, the reality is a hijab cannot be classed in the same category as hats, capes, sleeveless dress or see-through mini-skirts.

Opposition Leader calls for action on crime at murdered Uber driver's funeral

“Enough is enough; time for tough action on crime.”

These were the words of Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar as she delivered a tribute to Christopher Mohammed, who was found murdered in St James on Friday.

Christopher, 28, worked as a sous chef aboard an oil rig and was a part-time Uber driver.

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