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Mr. George Michael Chambers
The 2nd Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago(1981- 1986)
Mr. George Michael Chambers (4 October 1928 – 4 November 1997) was the second Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. Chambers was one of three Deputy Leaders of the People’s National Movement when Prime Minister Dr. Eric Williams died suddenly in 1981. He was appointed as Prime Minister by President Sir Ellis Clarke and led the PNM to victory in the 1981 General Elections.
Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar
The 7th Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago (2010- 2016)
Kamla Persad-Bissessar was born on April 22, 1952 in Sipiria, Trinidad. She is the seventh Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Mrs. Persad-Bissessar was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2010 becoming the country's first female Prime Minister. Mrs. Persad-Bissessar is the political leader of the United National Congress and leads the People’s Partnership, a coalition of five parties, formed for the Trinidad and Tobago 2010 general election. She was the first woman to serve as Attorney General, acting Prime Minister and leader of the Opposition of Trinidad and Tobago.
Mr. Basdeo Panday
The 5th Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago (1995 – 2000) (2001)
Basdeo Panday was born on May 25, 1933 and was the 5th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 1995 to 2001 and has served as the Leader of the Opposition from 1976–1977, 1978–1986, 1989–1995 and 2001–2010. He was first elected to Parliament in 1976 as the Member of Parliament for Couva North. He is the former Chairman and party leader of the United National Congress.
Mr. Arthur N.R. Robinson
The 3rd Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago(1986-1991)
Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson was born on December 16, 1926 in Calder Hall, Tobago. He was the third President of Trinidad and Tobago, serving from 19 March 1997 to 17 March 2003. He was also Trinidad and Tobago's third Prime Minister, serving in that capacity from 18 December 1986 to 17 December 1991. He is internationally recognized for his proposal that eventually led to the founding of the International Criminal Court.
Mr. Patrick Manning 4th (1991- 1995) & 5th (2001-2010)
Patrick Augustus Mervyn Manning was born on August 17, 1946. He was the fourth and sixth Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as the former Political Leader of the People’s National Movement (PNM). He served as Prime Minister from 17 December 1991 to 9 November 1995 and held that office again from 24 December 2001 until 26 May 2010. He was also the Leader of the Opposition from 1986 to 1990 and from 1995 to 2001. He was the Political Leader of the PNM from 1987 to 2010. A geologist by training, Mr. Manning has served as a Member of Parliament for the San Fernando East since 1971 and is currently the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives.
Dr. Eric Eustace Williams
The 1st Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago (1956-1981)
Dr. Eric Eustace Williams (25 September 1911 – 29 March 1981) served as the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. He served from 1956 until his death in 1981. He was also a noted historian, and is widely regarded as "The Father of The Nation."
Dr. Keith Christopher Rowley is the current Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, in office since September 2015. He has led the People's National Movement since May 2010 and was Leader of the Opposition from 2010 to 2015. Rowley was a pupil of Bishop's High School, Tobago and graduated from the University of the West Indies (Mona). He first served in Parliament as an Opposition Senator from 1987 to 1990 (3rd Parliament). Subsequently he was appointed as Minister of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources (4th Parliament), Minister of Planning and Development and Minister of Housing (8th Parliament) and Minister of Trade and Industry (9th Parliament) until he was fired by Prime Minister Patrick Manning. Following the People's National Movement's defeat in the 2010 general election, Rowley was appointed as Leader of the Opposition. Rowley has served on several parliamentary committees. In 2004 he chaired the Joint Select Committee of Parliament which examined and made recommendations for the live broadcasting of parliamentary debates.
Office of the Prime Minister, Republic of
Trinidad and Tobago
Port of Spain, our bustling capital city, is filled with an enchanting myriad of art galleries and restaurants. At the National Museum you can delve into the culture of our country and its diverse people. If you prefer to be more laid back and take your time discovering our treasures, we also have our share of quiet quality. Once part of the South American mainland, Trinidad, with its boot-like shape measuring 37 miles (80km) by 50 miles (60 km), boasts an ecological and geographical diversity unmatched in the region. The gorgeous, sandy beaches along our North Coast provide the perfect atmosphere for seclusion, rest and recreation. Dominated by densely forested peaks, the northern interior offers excellent hiking trails framed by canopies of lush, indigenous rain forest, while the low, predominantly agricultural plains of Central Trinidad strike a fascinating contrast.
Our East Coast is home to protected wetlands and miles of beach frontage lined by groves of coconut palms, known to locals as the ‘Cocal’. The island’s ‘Industrial Capital’ is a hilly, friendly base from which to explore the island’s modern oil towns, picturesque fishing villages and calm, deserted beaches. Tobago The more serene of the siblings, Tobago is home to the oldest protected rainforest in the Western Hemisphere. It is the very last of the unspoilt Caribbean. Once you behold her beauty, you will understand why Tobago was Robinson Crusoe’s isle – and why our European settlers fought over her ownership more than any other Caribbean island. This strip of elongated land, just 41 by 14 kilometres, abounds with natural allure - palm-lined beaches, lush rain forests and pristine coral reefs teeming with rich marine life. Contrasts of rolling hills against wave-beaten shores create a stunning backdrop for the island’s unequalled beauty. The South (Windward) Coast is washed by the dark green, wave-whipped Atlantic and is lined with vibrant fishing villages, while the North (Leeward) Coast provides Tobago with some of its finest beaches. In the main, the eastern landscape of the interior rises steeply into tall peaks and rolling hillocks, providing shelter for the oldest protected forest reserve in the Western Hemisphere. A perfect complement to bustling Trinidad, Tobago is a true jewel of the Caribbean Sea, whose sparkle will live in your memory long after you have left her shores.
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