Embracing the new batch of young, vibrant Members of Parliament on both sides of the political divide, Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad Bissessar on Tuesday said she was impressed by those appointed to these positions, saying there is need for young, innovative minds in the parliament.

Mrs. Persad Bissessar said challenging times, such as what is being experienced presently, calls for out of the box thinking and efforts to change the present course of events.