11th REPUBLICAN PARLIAMENT: 5th SESSION

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2nd Session of the 10th Republican Parliament

Extension of State of Emergency

WHEREAS it is enacted by section 8(1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago that the President may from time to time make a Proclamation declaring that a state of public emergency exists:

AND WHEREAS the President has by Proclamation made on the 21st day of August, 2011, declared that a state of emergency exists in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago:

AND WHEREAS it is enacted by section 9(2) of the Constitution that a Proclamation made by the President for the purposes of and in accordance with section 8 shall, unless previously revoked, remain in force for fifteen days:

AND WHEREAS it is enacted by section 10(1) of the Constitution that before its expiration the Proclamation may be extended from time to time by resolution supported by a simple majority vote of the House of Representatives, so however that no extension exceeds three months and the extensions do not in the aggregate exceed six months:

AND WHEREAS it is necessary and expedient that the Proclamation made by the President on the 21st day of August, 2011 declaring that a state of emergency exists in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, should be extended for a further period, not exceeding three months:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Proclamation made by the President on the 21st day of August, 2011 declaring that a state of emergency exists in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago be extended for a further period of three months.

(By the Minister of National Security)

First Debated: 03-Sep-2011
Approved on: 4-Sep-2011
Speakers in the:
House of Representatives
03-Sep-2011 House Debate - Day 1 | Hansard PDF icon (1,291.3 kb)
Sen. the Hon. Brig. John Sandy [Minister of National Security]
Mr. Colm Imbert, MP [Diego Martin North/East] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan, MP [Tabaquite] [Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communication]
Dr. Amery Browne, MP [Diego Martin Central] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Winston Dookeran, MP [Tunapuna] [Minister of Finance]
Mr. NiLeung Hypolite, MP [Laventille West] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Stephen Cadiz, MP [Chaguanas East] [Minister of Trade and Industry]
Mrs. Paula Gopee-Scoon, MP [Point Fortin] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Vernella Alleyne-Toppin, MP [Tobago East] [Minister of Tobago Development]
Mr. Fitzgerald Jeffrey, MP [La Brea] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Stacy Roopnarine, MP [Oropouche West] [Minister of State in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure]
Ms. Alicia Hospedales, MP [Arouca/Maloney] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Collin Partap, MP [Cumuto/Manzanilla] [Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security]
Ms. Marlene McDonald, MP [Port-of-Spain South] [Opposition Chief Whip]
Hon. Chandresh Sharma, MP [Fyzabad] [Minister of Local Government]
Hon. Dr. Keith Rowley, MP [Diego Martin West] [Leader of the Opposition]
Hon. Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Oropouche East] [Minister of Housing and the Environment and Leader of the House]
04-Sep-2011 House Debate - Day 2 | Hansard PDF icon (676.7 kb)
Hon. Dr. Roodal Moonilal, MP [Oropouche East] [Minister of Housing and the Environment and Leader of the House]
Mrs. Joanne Thomas, MP [St. Ann's East] [Opposition Member]
Hon. Anil Roberts, MP [D'Abadie/O'Meara] [Minister of Sport]
Hon. Winston Peters, MP [Mayaro] [Minister of the Arts and Multiculturalism]
Hon. Rodger Samuel, MP [Arima] [Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister]
Hon. Dr. Lincoln Douglas, MP [Lopinot/Bon Air West] [Minister of State in the Ministry of the People and Social Development]
Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, MP [Siparia] [Prime Minister]
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