Government “fell flat” on its face on its flagship Sandals project after the administration withheld information from the public and dismissed concerns on it, says Opposition Leader Kamla Persad- Bissessar.
“The position presented during (yesterday’s) press conference that Sandals withdrew based on negative publicity is bordering on absurd. It’s yet another attempt by Government to deflect attention from their incompetence, “Persad-Bissessar added in a statement yesterday.
Lack of plans and bad plans were among the responses from various quarters to the first part of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley's address to the nation on Sunday night.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar criticised Rowley's televised address as lacking plans, while officials of the T&T Chamber were awaiting last night's second part of the address to hear Government's plans.
The Oilfields Workers' Trade Union (OWTU) said the plans so far have put T&T into a deeper hole, rather than lifting it from one.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has described the prime minister's first of two addresses last night, as a "rehash of excuses" without any clear idea of where the country will go in the future.
The Opposition Leader issued a statement following the prime minister's statement last night.
"Prime Minister Keith Rowley subjected citizens of this country to yet another long-winded and bizarre lecture- which has not yet finished - which said nothing and offered no hope for people who continue to suffer under his administration.
A special caucus meeting of the United National Congress which will take place on Monday, is being described as a first in a series of strategic meetings as the party sets its sight on claiming victory in two major elections slated for this year and 2020.
In a statement, the UNC says political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar will be meeting with all members of the parliamentary caucus as well as the national executive of the party.
The party is said to be employing an all hands on deck approach as it prepares for local government and general elections.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar speaks to the media on the Opposition's position regarding the Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, prior to today's sitting of the House of Representatives.
She maintains that today is not the deadline for the passage of the bill.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has asked Police Commissioner Gary Griffith to secure important documents relating to A&V Drilling investigation which could be lost when Petrotrin shuts down.
Persad-Bissessar was speaking with reporters outside the San Fernando High Court shortly after she won her libel lawsuit against Sunshine Newspaper owned by her former Cabinet colleague Jack Warner on Wednesday.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says she was saddened to learn of the passing of pan legen Ken 'Professor' Philmore.
Philmore died at the San Fernando General Hospital this morning following injuries sustained in a vehicular accident on Monday.
Persad-Bissessar issued the following tribute on Sunday.
"I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ken “Professor” Philmore, and I join in paying tribute to a musical giant and distinguished son of Trinidad and Tobago, one who has made immense contributions to steelpan music and culture.
Opposition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar will be taking her concerns over a recent skit at a PNM Family Day to the doorsteps of the Office of the Prime Minister.
She is calling on members of the public who have deemed the skit offensive to join with her on Thursday for the planned protest.
In a Facebook post, Persad-Bbissessar labeled the skit portraying the removal of a woman's clothing by men dressed in masks as shameful and an insult to women.
She said the depiction of men as brutish and violent was equally insulting.