Opposition MP says self-gov’t bill an insult to Tobagonians

Opposition MP says self-gov’t bill an insult to Tobagonians

Opposition and Joint Select Committee member, Dinesh Rambally, said the Tobago Self-Government Bill 2021 and Tobago Island Government Bill (2021) is an insult to all right-thinking Tobagonians and the outcome of a rude and condescending consultation process.

Speaking in Parliament yesterday during debate on the bill, Rambally noted an article by the former Head of the Public Service, Reginald Dumas, which stated that the consultations were limited and did not include “all stakeholders” as only members of groups were invited to meet the committee.

He also said former Tobago House of Assembly’s(THA) Presiding Officer Dr Denise Tsoiafatt -Angus indicated she was “disappointed” by the bills.

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi said the bills sought to enshrine the equality of Tobago and Trinidad in the constitution.

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