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Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar,
Leader of the Opposition
Member for Siparia
Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar has
represented the people of
Siparia for 20 years. In addition
to holding various Ministerial portfolios
during her Parliamentary career, she is the
rst woman to be appointed Prime Minister
and Leader of the Opposition. Mrs. Persad-
Bissessar will respond to the Minister of
Finance's Annual Budget Presentation on
Friday October 9, 2016.
Constituency O ce - Penal Junction, Penal.
Dr. Lester Henry served as an
Opposition Senator in the 10th
Parliament. He was appointed a
Government Senator on
Thursday September 15, 2015.
Dr. Henry holds a PhD in Economics and was
the Head of the Economics Department at the
University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.
Sen. Dr. Lester Henry
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that the Leader of the Opposition plays an
important role in the Budget debate?
By convention, the Leader of the Opposition is
always the rst Member to respond to the Minister
of Finance's annual Budget Presentation. The Leader
of the Opposition is allocated the same amount of
speaking time that the Minister of Finance had in
making his Budget presentation. Today, the
Honourable Kamla Persad - Bissessar, SC, MP, will
have 2 hours and 1 minute to respond.
The Leader of the Opposition is also entitled to
determine the order in which the various Ministries
will be examined by the SFC. If the Leader of the
Opposition fails to do so, the Government will have
the right to determine the order.
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LONDON---It was the loss which Michael Cheika
so eloquently described as a boot to the backside
that is driving his Wallabies at the Rugby World
From Warren Gatland s perspective, it s a streak of
10 losses that is serving as motivation for his Wales
squad ahead of tomorrow s Pool A decider against
Cheika s Australians.
Both teams are into the quarterfinals with three
wins apiece, including victories over England that
ensured the host team will not feature in the knockout
First is foremost, though, for both coaches. The
winner of Pool A avoids two-time champion South
Africa, the Pool B winner, in the quarters.
The Australians have lost just one test in 2015, a
heavy 41-13 defeat to the All Blacks at Auckland in
August, a week after clinching the Rugby Champi-
onship title with a 27-19 win over New Zealand in
Asked what kind of momentum the two-time
champion Australians had built, Cheika s response
was short and to the point.
"None," he said. "We supposedly had momentum
after we beat New Zealand. And then they put their
boot to our backside. That can happen if you are not
on every day. We have to learn from those times."
The Welsh has lost all 10 tests to Australia since
2008, and 22 of the last 25 dating to their upset 22-
21 win over a 14-man Wallabies lineup in the bronze-
medal match at the first Rugby World Cup in 1987,
but Gatland is focusing on the fact they ve been
getting closer. The last five games have been decided
by five or fewer points.
"We are desperate to win this game, as win this
group and potentially your road through to quarters,
semis, and final is a little bit easier," he said. "The
last five times against Australia there has been a score
in it. We ve been ahead in games and not been able
to finish it off --- you learn from that, and experience
comes from that."
Gatland predicted a "fierce contest" at the break-
down after selecting two openside flankers in his
starting lineup in a slight variation on Australia s plan.
He shifted skipper Sam Warburton to the blindside
flank to make room for Justin Tipuric on the openside
of the scrum, and retained Taulupe Faletau at No 8.
Cheika opted for Sean McMahon to replace sus-
pended flanker Michael Hooper in a like-for-like
selection. He kept David Pocock, arguably the game s
best fetcher, at No. 8, and Scott Fardy on the blindside
Romania captain banned
for dangerous tackle
LONDON---Romania captain Mihai Macovei was
suspended for two weeks yesterday for a dangerous
tackle in the 17-15 win against Canada in the Rugby
The ruling means Macovei will miss the Oaks last
Pool D match on Sunday against Italy in Exeter.
His absence is a blow to Romania, which has a
chance to finish third in the pool and qualify directly
for the 2019 World Cup, if it beats Italy.
Macovei s two tries and driving runs from the back
of the scrum helped Romania overturn a 15-0 deficit
against Canada on Tuesday.
But he was cited by independent citing commis-
sioner Yves Thieffine of France for a dangerous tackle,
grasping a player not in possession of the ball in the
neck or head area.
Macovei denied an act of foul play at his hearing
on Thursday, but judicial officer Simon Thomas of
Wales upheld it.
The Italy match counts as one week of the sus-
pension, and Macovei has to miss one game for his
French club. He can play again from October 19.
Fierce contest expected
in Rugby WC decider
Australia's Michael Hooper is greeted by the crowd after their Rugby World Cup
Pool A match against England at Twickenham stadium in London, Saturday.
Australia won the match 33-13. AP PHOTO
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