Trinidad and Tobago: UNC to celebrate its 30th Anniversary with vibrant party

Leader of Opposition and Former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Persad Bissessar has announced the 33rd Anniversary of the United National Congress, which will be celebrated on April 30, 2022. 

Trinidad and Tobago: UNC to celebrate its 30th Anniversary with most vibrant party
Trinidad and Tobago: UNC to celebrate its 30th Anniversary with most vibrant party

Trinidad and Tobago: Leader of Opposition and Former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamla Persad Bissessar has announced the 33rd Anniversary of the United National Congress, which will be celebrated on April 30, 2022. 

Further, she also outlined the history of UNC and the purpose behind its formation. In addition to that, a press release has also been released in observance of the 30th Anniversary of UNC. 

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Here are some aspects of the United National Congress highlighted by its members in a press release: 

  • On April 30, 2022, The United National Congress will celebrate its 33rd Anniversary. The launch of the United National Congress in 1989 ensured that the struggle for ordinary Trinidadians and Tobagonians would continue and progress.
  • Since then, the UNC has broken glass ceilings and barriers, delivering progress to Trinidad and Tobago like no other party. The first Prime Minister of Indian descent, the first trade unionist Prime Minister, the first woman Attorney General, the first woman Leader of Opposition, the first woman leader of a parliamentary party, the first woman Prime Minister, and the first woman Chair of the Commonwealth all came out of the UNC.

It further stated,” We remain guided by our Mission: “To be a knowledge-based society with a globally competitive, technologically driven, diversified economy that will sustain full employment, growing prosperity, equal opportunity, a secure life, social cohesion, and the highest standard of living for all citizens”.

The press release stressed that UNC has an unmatched record of advancing political evolution and accountability, economic progress, unprecedented educational expansion, civil and social rights, and social, cultural and economic equality.

Importantly, we acknowledge that our patriotic supporters and base remain the heart of the party. Without their selfless sacrifice, love and support, the UNC could not exist. We thank them sincerely.

From the beginning, the UNC has been the most democratic party in Trinidad and Tobago. Even the other major party has adopted the UNC’s “one person, one vote” system to modernise and democratise their old, colonial-era internal election process, it added. 

Even with all these accomplishments, at 33 years old, the UNC finds itself stronger than ever. In the last election, the UNC received more votes than it ever did in history, re-establishing itself as the most popular party in Trinidad.

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Lauding Political Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar, SC writes that she has moulded the UNC into the strongest Opposition Trinidad and Tobago has seen.

Her bench of young MPs has become world-class Parliamentarians defending the constitution and standing up to the PNM’s attack on democracy.

This Opposition has stood up more to the PNM than any other.

Kamla Persad-Bissessar has ensured from the very beginning of this Twelfth Parliament that her team launched an attack on the PNM Government’s suppression of national development through an unprecedented four motions of No-confidence against senior Cabinet Ministers, namely the Ministers of National Security, Finance, Energy, and Health.

Even during the pandemic and State of Emergency, the Monday Virtual Reports, Sunday Opposition Media Briefings and, most recently, T&T Speaks on Thursdays — held consistently every week — tells the population the truth about the state of the country and gives a voice to the people of Trinidad and Tobago in every constituency. In addition to Douglar Politics, these programmes debunk and overturn PNM propaganda and diversion, exposing the naked tyranny and oppression of the Rowley regime.

Today Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s team has the government on the ropes, making Kamla’s UNC the most vibrant Opposition in our nation’s history.

Kamla Persad Bissessar has been more than a political leader. She has been a pioneer in representative politics, shaping the UNC into more than a political party, but a vehicle to give a place, plan and purpose for all citizens. She has created a national vehicle for unity and representation, ready to take back government and save Trinidad and Tobago.

While greeting Kamla Persad, it wrote, “Congratulations to our great party on its 33rd Anniversary. Even with its unbeatable record, the UNC’s best years and greatest achievements are still to come.”

They further greets the entire, loyal membership for allowing us to achieve this milestone. They remain the very lifeblood of the UNC. The party also thanks its supporters who may not be members, as the UNC fights for all the people of Trinidad and Tobago.