Parliament To Debate SoE Extension Today

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley will pilot a Motion for the extension of the State of Emergency in the Parliament today.

The extension is expected to run for an additional three months – from August 31st until November 30th.

The Motion can be passed by a Simple Majority vote and does not need the support of the Opposition. However, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said she does not support the extended SoE but will listen to the arguments with an open mind.

Mrs. Persad-Bissessar urged people who are against the SoE to honk their horns and turn on their flashlights in protest.

Parliamentarians will meet in House of Representatives from 1:30pm.

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