Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Kamla to speak at International Women’s Day event in Barbados

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is carded to speak at an International Women’s Day event organized by the American Chamber of Commerce for Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean (AMCHAM BEC). 

The event takes place on International Women’s Day, March 8th 2019, with the theme: “Journey to Greatness – Her Story”.    

Persad-Bissessar will be part of a panel of leading women from the region, sharing her inspirational story as a woman politician, leader and Trinidad and Tobago’s first female prime minister. 

Kamla: PM's 'conversation' was a convoluted diatribe of blaming others

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has described the Prime Minister's "Conversation with the Media" as a "convoluted diatribe" of blaming everyone, instead of putting forward measures for the country.

In her response to the prime minister's media event today, Persad-Bissessar said it appears that the prime minister has reached a state of meltdown and is incapable of leading the country.

Persad-Bissessar issued the following statement on Thursday.

Kamla: Gov't fell flat on face with Sandals deal

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.

Kamla: Gov't intent on misleading the country

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.

Kamla: PM's statement was rehash of excuses

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.

UNC special caucus to set stage for two upcoming elections

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.

Kamla: Today is not the deadline for passage of Income Tax Bill

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.

Warner loses to Kamla in court

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 saddened by passing of "musical giant"

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.