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Opposition blanked in Parliament from discussing urgent National Public matters.

Opposition blanked in Parliament from discussing urgent National Public matters.

NEWS GRAPHIC 7The Opposition fails in its bid to get two matters discussed in parliament as issues of urgent public importance.

Couva North Member of Parliament, Ramona Ramdial, raised the first issue relating to the closure of 16 schools two months after the opening of the new term.

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Couva North Member of Parliament, Ramona Ramdial

Siparia Member of Parliament and former Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar, presented the second matter pertaining to economic challenges and how government is addressing them.

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Siparia Member of Parliament and former Prime Minister, Kamla Persad Bissessar

However, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Brigid Anisette George, turned down both motions explaining that they did not qualify under the required Standing Orders.

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Brigid Anisette George.

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