Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Opposition Leader: “2020 Budget an insult to the poor.”

In her opening salvos of her response to the Finance Minister’s Budget Presentation… Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar S.C., has described the 2020 Budget as an insult to the poor.

She says government should call the general election now.

According to Opposition Leader, the Finance Minister did little more than throw crumbs at the most vulnerable in the society.

The Opposition Leader argues that government’s provisions have meant that CEPEP’s allocation was the lowest in years.

"PNM wants Venezuelan votes to win elections" - Kamla

Opposition Leader  Kamla Persad-Bissessar has accused the PNM of wanting to use Venezuelan migrants to steal upcoming elections. 

Persad-Bissessar, who is also the UNC leader, was at the time delivering the feature address when Ummah TT/Muslim Federation held its annual Eid Dinner on Sunday night June 23, at the Felicity Diplomatic Centre, Chaguanas.

She said the government is seeking to pass legislation that would give the aliens the right to vote. 

Kamla urges peace, forgiveness in Eid message

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says citizens need to ensure that the characteristics of peace, forgiveness and unity are instilled in our daily lives and she's calling for more care towards the less fortunate.

Persad-Bissessar made the call within her 2019 message to commemorate Eid-Ul-Fitr.

"Assalamu Alaikum

I wish all members of the Muslim community in Trinidad and Tobago Eid Mubarak!

Kamla: No Cabinet approval required for legal fee payout

Le­gal fees paid dur­ing the past PP ad­min­is­tra­tion’s tenure did not have to be brought to Cab­i­net for ap­proval since fees from min­istries and State en­ter­pris­es don’t have to be ap­proved there.

That was Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad- Bisses­sar’s re­sponse fol­low­ing at­tacks on the is­sue by Gov­ern­ment at Tues­day’s PNM Ch­agua­nas meet­ing.

Kamla promises to create 50,000 jobs

As the Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar launched her lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tion cam­paign, she promised to cre­ate 50,000 jobs if she is re-elect­ed Prime Min­is­ter. Re­it­er­at­ing her warn­ing that the Row­ley-led Peo­ples Na­tion­al Move­ment (PNM) gov­ern­ment wants to steal the elec­tions, Per­sad-Bisses­sar said the Unit­ed Na­tion­al Con­gress (UNC) will not al­low it.

Kamla: UNC ensured citizens were protected

p­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar says the UNC on­ly agreed to sup­port the Civ­il As­set Re­cov­ery and Man­age­ment and Un­ex­plained Wealth Bill, 2019, af­ter it en­sured the fun­da­men­tal rights of cit­i­zens were not erod­ed and that the prop­er­ty of in­no­cent cit­i­zens would not be in jeop­ardy.

The bill was passed unan­i­mous­ly Mon­day night af­ter the Gov­ern­ment and Op­po­si­tion agreed to sev­er­al changes to the ini­tial bill pro­posed by At­tor­ney Gen­er­al Faris Al-Rawi dur­ing an al­most 12-hour­long ses­sion.