Trinidad and Tobago: United National Congress to provide free legal services to people

UNC launched a legal committee that will assist persons who feel their basic rights are being threatened and stomped by the government.

UNC leader Kamla Persad Bissessar.

Port of Spain: The Opposition of Trinidad and Tobago, United National Congress -UNC launched a legal committee that will assist persons who feel their basic rights are being threatened and stomped by the government. UNC leader Kamla Persad Bissessar made the announcement citing the committee will provide free legal services to the individuals against the dictator government.   

Bissessar asserted, “I want to say; therefore, the UNC has launched a Legal Committee. Yes, we have lawyers helping when things happen, but we are formalising that arrangement. So that we will use this legal committee to protect you when you are threatened, harassed and being abused by this wicked government through the arm of the TTPS.”  

She added that the government is forcing and clinging on the general public to share their private medical information, and they will face the consequences of not being permitted to go to their workplaces if they don’t agree to do it. UNC leader underscored that not sharing private information is an individual’s constitutional right.   

“Do not come to work, you are not getting paid! They want to get your private medical information. Again, that is your constitutional right. So we are saying — anyone that is being discriminated against or abused by this wicked government, the UNC will stand with and for you. We will fight for you!”. 

Kamla Bissesar noted that her party will always stand, support and fight for the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago against the government’s abuse and dictatorship behaviour. She cited, “We will not participate in helping you with your private law rights. Because if you cannot afford private law rights — that is, if you have a dispute with your neighbour or with somebody else about property or lands — those are private law matters. You can go to the legal aid authority, who will give you free legal advice. So you are not left in the cold”. 

“But when it comes to the abuse by the state, by the government or their entities —we will stand with you and fight them for you. Because of those cases, very few lawyers take them,” the leader of the opposition concluded her statement.