Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Kamla Persad-Bissessar to receive 'women of distinction' award

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is being recognized for her leadership qualities and work in the public sphere.

In a statement issued by the party this morning, the UNC stated that Persad-Bissessar will be presented with the 2017 ‘women of distinction’ award.

The award is being presented by "celebrating women international", which is a nonprofit organization aiming to mobilize and inspire women across the globe.

Persad-Bissessar: Fake-oil controversy warrants attention of DPP, COP & Integrity Commission

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says the Prime Minister is calling on the prime minister to take action with regard to the Petrotrin fake oil controversy.

The Opposition Leader said in a statement today that the matter is serious enough to warrant the attention of the DPP, Commissioner of Police and Integrity Commission.

The following is a statement by the Opposition Leader.

Persad-Bissessar: 'PM has run away from the country during crisis'

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is accusing Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of "running away" from the country while she says it is in crisis.

The PNM was elected into office on this day two years ago.

Dr Rowley is out of the country today, having left on Friday for California on a medical trip.

The Opposition Leader issued the following statement on Thursday.

"Two years ago, Dr Rowley convinced Trinidad and Tobago that he could lead our country.

I warned the country that he had no plan and no ideas.

Persad-Bissessar welcomes Appeal Court ruling on Property Tax

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is welcoming today's ruling in the Appeal Court on property tax.

Persad-Bissessar says the ruling is consistent with what the Opposition has been saying all along.

The following is a statement she issued today:

"We welcome the Orders made by the Court of Appeal directing the Commissioner of Valuations to clarify that the demand by the Government for citizens to submit the Valuation Return Form (“VRF”) and supporting documents is purely voluntary.