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The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

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Who will you be voting for on Aug 10th

Poll ended at August 9th, 2020, 11:04 pm

PNM
28
22%
UNC
75
59%
COP
2
2%
PEP
17
13%
NNV
0
No votes
MSJ
0
No votes
NDP
0
No votes
PDP
0
No votes
Independent
5
4%
 
Total votes: 127

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby neilsingh100 » July 5th, 2020, 10:31 pm

Country is in decline regardless of which party is in power. There is nothing Rowley or Kamla can do about the price of oil, gas & pertro-chemicals.
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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby neilsingh100 » July 5th, 2020, 10:36 pm

MaxPower wrote:Keith has my vote
Smart money is behind PNM

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby eliteauto » July 5th, 2020, 10:36 pm

The UNC candidates announced
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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby EFFECTIC DESIGNS » July 5th, 2020, 10:37 pm

eliteauto wrote:but we've heard devaluation talk on this forum since 2015

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=643610&


My guess is that since Point Lisas is practically bankrupt now with everybody closing down, now we will really see it happen. Back in 2015 was nowhere near as bad as it is today with Covid and the planet in a recession.

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby QM » July 5th, 2020, 10:37 pm

zoom rader wrote:I don't mind paying taxes, but I need to my taxes working for me.

House tax will not improve my standard of living or make things easier for better services.

It will squandered away, given away and citizens will end up with less service than before.

No to house tax.


The property tax could fund the coporations, that way it benefits the community?

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby QM » July 5th, 2020, 10:38 pm

EFFECTIC DESIGNS wrote:
eliteauto wrote:but we've heard devaluation talk on this forum since 2015

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=643610&


My guess is that since Point Lisas is practically bankrupt now with everybody closing down, now we will really see it happen. Back in 2015 was nowhere near as bad as it is today with Covid and the planet in a recession.


Expect it right after election. It has to be done. PNM or UNC.

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby QM » July 5th, 2020, 10:39 pm

boxy wrote:You know that covid 19 grant people keep claiming they waiting for?
Disaster assistance
Infrastructure repairs/building
Public servants salaries (when Duke demands more pay for workers where you think the money originates?)
Subsidies for buses/trips to Tobago via air and ocean
Health care
GATE
I Think you are already aware of this but regardless if Kams returns to power I'm certain that tax cut promise will only become a thing when its her final year in office just like every other political party who make these weird pie in the sky promises.
zoom rader wrote:
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boxy wrote:House tax goes towards the sanitation services budgets (garbage trucks, cepep,) Police, fire and government school budgets in your area. This was thoroughly discussed years ago. In a separate thread.


how are we able to pay for those things without property tax?

by the way, they pass by you yet?
So what income taxes for?

House tax is sham and ripp off


PNM did reduce vat, but add vat to everything that didn't have. So maybe Nil additional income from VAT?

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby QM » July 5th, 2020, 10:41 pm

neilsingh100 wrote:
goalpost wrote:Nobody going an touch WASA
Petrotrin employees used to say the same-thing.


Correct. and TTEC, then the port etc.

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby neilsingh100 » July 5th, 2020, 10:41 pm

eliteauto wrote:The UNC candidates announced

UNC2020 = Kamla + Monilal

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby EFFECTIC DESIGNS » July 5th, 2020, 10:42 pm

QM wrote:
EFFECTIC DESIGNS wrote:
eliteauto wrote:but we've heard devaluation talk on this forum since 2015

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=643610&


My guess is that since Point Lisas is practically bankrupt now with everybody closing down, now we will really see it happen. Back in 2015 was nowhere near as bad as it is today with Covid and the planet in a recession.


Expect it right after election. It has to be done. PNM or UNC.


yup no questions asked, we in deep sh!t, expect crime to skyrocket also. There will be another uprising like 1990, right now is just play thing is games with Beetham and Laventille areas with BLM and police killing unarmed people with their hands in the air.

When foreign exchange dry up and food shortage start happening and hyper inflation kicks in, then we go see all them gun men coming for we. All those Assault Rifles they posing with on Facebook that is just for show now, when sh!t hit the fan is when they going to be using it.

We need to prepare we cacah.0le good and proper lube it up cause they coming for we.

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby Dohplaydat » July 5th, 2020, 10:45 pm

eliteauto wrote:but we've heard devaluation talk on this forum since 2015

https://www.trinituner.com/v4/forums/vi ... &t=643610&


Yea dude i waiting rel long for this

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby wing » July 5th, 2020, 10:49 pm

UNC Candidates for the 2020 General Election

Arima - Flora Singh

Flora Singh is no stranger to people centered representation within the Borough of Arima having served as the elected Local Government Representative for Arima West/ Omera from 2010 to 2013.

Given her dynamic track record as a representative, Flora has put herself forward to bring much needed representation to the people of Arima who have been forgotten for the last five years.

Flora has dedicated most of her life to assisting the vulnerable as well as building community networks which can help eradicate poverty. It was on this basis she served as the Chairperson of the Welfare Committee of the Arima Borough Cooperation from 2010 to 2013 where her work positively impacted hundreds of citizens.

As a strong advocate for women’s rights, Flora understands the struggle many women face within the Arima constituency after five years of PNM neglect. Campaigning on the platform to implement the UNC’s National Economic Transformation plan which will bring prosperity for all, Flora is ready to help get Arima working again.

Arouca/Maloney – Cherry Ann David

Cherry-Ann David grew up and still resides in the town of Arouca, along the Eastern Main Road. Her extended family environment saw her learn the values of responsibility and community service. This dynamic young lady played a significant role in the local sporting area and youth development in her community, holding positions in Triumph Sports Club and the Garden Village Youth Organisation.

Attending the Arouca Anglican School and then the Arouca North Secondary School where she obtained her CESEC qualifications. She then went on to work for Prime Minister Basdeo Panday for a short period of time.

While being a devoted parent, this young lady remains driven to go beyond her humble upbringings to achieving quality life for those around her. While still living where she was born, a true Aroucan, Cherry-Ann has a passion towards working not only for the betterment for all but reaching out specifically to young women as well as single mothers to ensure they can play a role in local as well as national development.

Saddam Hosein - Barataria San/Juan
Saddam Hosein is the perfect example of young people dedicating their lives selflessly to better the lives of others and their country.
Saddam has served our nation diligently and courageously in the past three years as an Opposition Senator where he has fought for the rights, liberties and equitable development of our citizens.

As a young person Saddam has shown that not only are young people equal partners in National Development but can champion true change, demonstrated by his track record as a Member of the Senate’s Joint Select Committee’s on National Security as well as the committee on Human Rights, Equality and Diversity.

After being appointed as one of the youngest ever senators in 2017, Saddam launched onto the job of true people centered representation as besides speaking on over 50 Bills and 11 motions in our Parliament, he engaged in offering his legal services pro bono to many in need of help as well as many other humanitarian projects.

His work includes the provision of hundreds of hampers and masks during this pandemic period, bolstered by the numerous back-to-school drives which he has done to assist hundreds of children with the necessary items to return to school.

Saddam is now looking to bring his dynamic approach not only to better the lives of the people of Barataria / San Juan but ensure that they can achieve their true potential based on their diverse talents.

From working as State Council in the Office of the DPP to his own law firm as an Advocate Attorney, Saddam has the political will, vision and representative experience needed to continue and enhance the work of Stalwart MP Fuad Khan.

Having been called to the bar in 2014, he has experience both in criminal and civil law. While at the UWI Cavehill, Barbados where he read for his Bachelors of Law Degree, Saddam was elected as the President of the Trinidad and Tobago Students’ Association, having to advocate the causes of the Trinbagonian students on campus and promoting this country’s vibrant culture in Barbados.

Saddam has an affinity and thrust to build better communities, enhance family life as well as release the true potential of the people of Barataria/ San Juan based on his significant work which was undertaken during the Barataria Bye election of 2018.

Saddam stands ready to serve and enhance Barataria San Juan.

Caroni East – Rishi Seecharan

Having served Caroni East diligently as the party's constituency Treasurer, Secretary and Chairman, Dr. Rishad Seecharan is now seeking to represent the people of Caroni East at the Parliamentary level.
As a Qualified General Dental Surgeon, with Post-Graduate Certificates in Dental Implantology and now pursuing Bachelor of Laws with the University of London, Dr. Seecharan is the Owner and Principal Dental Surgeon, DentalPlus Limited.

Over the years, Dr Seecharan has undertaken many projects within this Constituency to assist the vulnerable, homeless and ensure proper educational opportunities for children of Caroni East. Dr Seecharan has played an instrumental role in our party's medical clinics helping hundreds of patients throughout Trinidad while he has supported the work of our party's national youth arm since 2013.

Dr. Seecharan has the vision, drive, and qualifications to continue to record of people-centred representation in Caroni East

Caroni Central - Arnold Ram

Arnold Ram is a highly qualified young man with a thirst for knowledge. He possesses an LLB from the University of London, an MBA from Edinburgh Business School, a Legal Practice Certificate at the University of Staffordshire and BSc. Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

A member of the UNC National Executive where he serves as the Policy and Strategy Officer, Arnold has been a strong supporter and defender of the party since its inception.

He currently works as a partner at the Oriens Law Chamber and has worked as a Senior Manager at TSTT, an Operations Engineer at T&TEC, an Engineer-in-Training at PLIPDECO and a Site Superintendent at Franklyn & Errol Electrical Services. He has also worked entry-level roles at the UWI St. Augustine, CARIB Glass Works and Ramdass Transport Ltd.

He also served as a Member of the Board of Directors for Petrotrin between 2010 to 2015
Mr. Ram has served as the UWI Guild President and received a number of awards recognizing his efforts in student governance, cricket and football.

Chaguanas East – Vandana Mohit

Vandana Mohit is a vibrant, industrious young woman who became the youngest Mayor of Chaguanas following the 2019 Local Government election. Passionate about advancing women’s rights, Vandana also serves as Vice-Chair of the UNC’s Women’s Arm.

Vandana grew up in and currently resides in the village of Cunupia. She attended the Endeavour Hindu School followed by Saraswati Girls’ Hindu College where she graduated as the valedictorian and receiver of the Good Citizenship Award. She is a fruit of a community focused family.
At the age of sixteen (16) she entered Tertiary Level Education at the College of Science and Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) where she pursued an Associate Degree in Journalism/Public Relations and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Mass Communication both of which she graduated. One year later, at age twenty-two (22) she made a life-changing decision to enter the field of politics with a successful beginning, being elected as the Local Government Representative/Councillor for the Electoral District of Cunupia.

Passionate about success, education has always been a key factor; at the age of twenty-four (24) she pursued a Masters of Arts Degree in Mass Communication which she recently graduated. In the midst of such she was also elected to serve as a Local Government Representative/ Councillor for a second term. The constant influence of the community has encouraged her in building beneficial programmes and projects such as Happy Hands And Feet (Social Development), Youth Empowerment (Safety and Security) and Sports and Cultural Development (Community involvement).

Despite her main focus on community building and impacting positively on the lives of those in need she remains a family oriented individual.

Chaguanas West - Dinesh Rambally

Dinesh Rambally is a true son of the soil having been raised within the constituency of Chaguanas West where he has contributed significantly to the social, economic, and cultural development of the community.

Coming from a well-known family within the constituency, Dinesh is an Attorney at Law with over 19 years’ experience which has included selfless humanitarian efforts as he has consistently fought for the rights, wellbeing and way of life of citizens based on his vision of equality for all.

Dinesh also served as an Industrial Court Judge, Legal Advisor to the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha as well as the National Council for Indian Culture where he has been a champion for equality, cultural promotion and human development especially as it relates to education.

Within the constituency of Chaguanas West, Dinesh has been active with the Munroe Road Village Council and other groups where he has worked to create structures which can work to reduce poverty, allow for sustainable youth development as well as empowerment of women.
This dynamic patriot stands ready to fight for the betterment of the people of Chaguanas West.





Couva North - Ravi Ratiram

A familiar name not just in the political arena but also in the entertainment industry, Ravi has proven himself to be an all rounded, dynamic individual. Being involved in the party for many years, Ravi currently serves as the party organiser on the National Executive.

A highly educated man, Ravi holds a degree in electrical and computer engineering from the UWI and is also pursuing a master’s in business administration from the Angela Ruskin University.

A former Deputy General Manager of PTSC, Ravi dedicated himself to the proper running of the main public transport service provider for many citizens today. A former candidate in both the 2007 and 2015 general elections, Ravi has distinguished himself in the political arena by representing the UNC in opposition strongholds.

A man with a long and accomplished career, Ravi also served as a Government Senator where he debated several bills in the Parliament.

A long standing believe ad defender of the UNC Ravi continues to stand by and support Kamla Persad Bissessar as she goes into the 2020 General Elections.

Couva South - Rudy Indarsingh

Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh was re-elected to represent the constituents of Couva South on Monday September 7, 2015. He was first elected to the same constituency on May 24, 2010, following the General Election for the 10th Republican Parliament.

Mr. Indarsingh previously served as an Opposition Senator on one occasion during the 8th Republican Parliament, during which he participated in the Budget Debate of 2002.

Rudranath or Rudy as he is commonly called held several key positions in Government ranging from Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Economy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government, Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development and Minister of State in the Ministry of Works and Transport.

A highly educated man, Rudy holds a bachelors in Agronomy, a Master of Science degree in International Relations and Master of Science degree in Strategic Leadership and Management.

A dedicated and determined Member of Parliament and a stalwart of the UNC, Rudy continues to fight for the people of Couva South as they rally for good governance and a return of Kamla Persad Bissessar as the Prime Minister.

Cumuto Manzanilla – Dr Rai Ragbir

Dr. Rai Ragbir is 54 years of age. In the year 1990, he graduated as a Medical Doctor from the University of the West Indies and completed his post graduate studies in Family Medicine in the UK.

He returned to Trinidad in the year 1997 and began working at the then North Central Regional Health Authority as a Primary Care Manager for 8 years, managing over (20) twenty health centres and also commissioned the Couva District Health Facility. Dr.Ragbir was also trained in Mass Casualty Management by PAHO. In addition, he served as EMA director and Post Chairman of the Board of CISL (Community Improvement Services Limited).

Additionally, he also served as Deputy Political Leader for the UNC and is also pursuing his Diploma in law from the University of London.

His goal is to continue helping people, not only in the medical field but in any possible way he is able to facilitate. Consequently, he renders his services in free medical clinics across the country.

D’Abadie O’Meara – Maurice Hoyte

Maurice Hoyte, a resident of D’Abadie/ O’Meara for the past 28 years, has seen the constituency that he holds so dear to him being reduced to a shell of its former self under the present representative and he has sought to make a stand for the people of D’Abadie/ O’Meara by offering himself as the UNC’s candidate for the 2020 General Elections.

He holds a Master’s degree in small and medium enterprise management as well as a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from the University of the West Indies. Mr Hoyte believes that his experience as a teacher and an entrepreneur will assist him greatly in the fight to return good governance and proper representation to the people of D’Abadie/ O’Meara with the UNC.

Diego Martin Central - John Laquis

John Ricardo Laquis, a son of the soil of Diego Martin Central has his roots firmly grounded within the constituency.

A family man who has been married for 40 years with 3 children and 4 young grand. A man dedicated to his family; he has now entered politics to transfer this passion to improvement in the lives of residents in his wider community of Diego Martin Central.

A businessman by trade who has over 40 years’ experience in the automobile and marine industries.
John always felt that the constituency of Diego Martin Central has continuously been neglected for the past several years, a sentiment echoed by many.

Mr. Laquis intends to focus on the youth, unemployment, infrastructure, and the levels of crime within the area. Being a father and grandfather, he has always felt the need, like every other parent to leave a better environment for the future generation.

John believes the UNC is the best medium to effect these changes and was supported by friends and family to become the new candidate for Diego Martin Central in the upcoming 2020 elections.

Diego Martin North East – Eli Zakour

A self-made entrepreneur, he possesses an ideal combination of academic qualifications and twenty year’s practical experience in Business Management.

He served as Director on the boards of The Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT) and Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company (SWMCOL) for the periods 2011-2013 and 2013-2015 respectively. In the 2015 general elections he contested the Port of Spain North / St. Ann’s West constituency for the United National Congress.

His qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the prestigious Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom, a certification as a Fraud Examiner by the International Association of Certified Fraud Examiners based in Texas, United States of America, and a certification in Marketing Management by the American Management Association, United States of America. He is also qualified as a commercial pilot, licensed in the United States of America and Trinidad and Tobago.

Diego Martin West - Marsha Walker

Marsha wears many caps, from being a professional coach, author, and a passionate advocate for responsible parenting and how it aids in raising law abiding productive adults to contribute to our society.

From humble beginnings, Marsha entered the corporate world and climbed the ladder with hard work, diligence, and commitment to her duties. Eventually she decided to leave the corporate world to spend more time raising her young daughter.

Marsha turned to her first love, sport, to provide a source of income and did this successfully.

She established the “Just Be Active Academy” which focuses on children ages 3 to 7 years old and introduces them to various sports and outdoor activities.
The main attraction started off being surprise visits from the likes of Dwayne Bravo, Keshorn Walcott and Cleopatra Borrel, but due to the exceptional quality of the service and Marsha’s gift for coaching children, many parents have been demanding more open spots for their children.

Being the sole bread winner at the time and a home-schooling mom at that, Marsha’s creativity in business was a necessity in not only being a source of income but also for survival.

Apart from the academy, Marsha has authored a children’s book Entitled “If I Can, You Can Too,” which tells the true story of some of our local heroes in a child friendly manner. The book has served as inspiration for many children across many communities since 2015.

Her passion for parenting landed her a contract in 2017 with the Guardian Media Group where she produced a full line of parenting media under her brand CARE, until 2019 when she took a break from everything to give birth to her second daughter.

She is young, vibrant and full of new ideas. Her energy leaves adults and children alike inspired and hopeful.

Mentorship played an important role in Marsha’s life, so it is now a dream come true to be able to spend her days helping others achieve the same success she has.

Marsha is determined to leave a positive impact on all just as she has done with the many children who have been interacting with her. He hopes to leave a better nation for her two children and is committed to the development of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

Fyzabad - Dr. Lackram Bodoe

Dr Bodoe, a medical doctor for thirty-four (34) years, was born and raised in Avocat Village, Fyzabad.

He attended Avocat Vedic School, Naparima College San Fernando, University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus, University of the West Indies Mona Campus and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists United Kingdom.

Dr. Bodoe’s quest for serving his community started early in his life by being an active member in his community and held leadership roles in cricket and other sporting activities and organisations.

His first job was in the constituency of Fyzabad as a Chemistry and Math teacher at the Fyzabad Senior Comprehensive Secondary School from 1978-1979.
He then attended University of the West Indies Mona Campus where he qualified as a medical doctor. Dr. Bodoe furthered his profession by specializing in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the United Kingdom where he also practiced for four years.

However, it was always his desire to serve in his country of birth and so he returned to Trinidad and Tobago to practice as a doctor at the San Fernando General Hospital for twenty (20) years. He then went on to have a full time private practice as he explored other opportunities to serve his country by participating in several free medical clinics, rotary clubs etc. throughout Trinidad and Tobago.

Chairman SWRHA
Dr Bodoe was chairman of the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) from October 2010 – August 2015 and he did a magnificent job representing the PP Government led by the esteemed and honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar by improving health care to the people of the South Western Peninsula.

Among many of his achievements apart from the overall astute chairmanship were:
• The overseeing of state of the art San Fernando Teaching Hospital and the Couva Children’s Hospital.
• The opening of new and upgrading existing health centres.
• Extended hours at health centres.
• For the first time babysitting services for children of nurses on duty at the SFGH.
• Direct 24 hour phone line available to patients who were not satisfied with the services they were receiving and significantly reduced the waiting time for beds.

Dr Bodoe’s motto was bringing back the care in healthcare.

MP for Fyzabad:
In 2015, Dr. Bodoe was elected as the Member of Parliament for Fyzabad, a constituency he holds close to his heart. He was given the privilege and opportunity to serve the community in which he was born and raised.

Dr Bodoe has worked the constituency consistently for almost five years by not only seeing to the needs of his constituents, but by undertaking initiatives such as:
Flooding, fires, mediating, having workshops to enhance and improve the lives of the constituents, raising their issues and concerns in Parliament but also having a strong presence of sporting and cultural needs. However, with the recent pandemic Dr Bodoe delivered over 1000 hampers to families who were affected by COVID 19.

As the shadow for Minister of Health, Dr Bodoe has contributed in various ways by: participating in debates, piloting motions, filing numerous questions and sits as the Vice Chairman of the Public Accounts and Appropriation Committee. (PAAC).
A strong supporter of young people, Dr Bodoe has increasingly fought for his young constituents throughout his tenure as MP.

In addition to the above, Dr Bodoe remained committed to our great party the United National Congress and to our political leader the Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

He has been actively mobilising his constituents for party activities, signing up new members to the party and forming party groups throughout the constituency. Dr Bodoe was the lead coordinator for Siparia Regional Corporation in the 2019 Local Government Elections where the party not only retained the Corporation but took an additional electoral district which was held by the PNM.

La Brea - Victor Alexander Roberts
Mr Victor Alexander Roberts, a man from within the constituency of La Brea living at National Trace, Beach Road Palo Seco.

A humble man, Victor is a father of three young children who he all wants to have the best possible future. Like many of us parents, he is determined to leave a better nation for the future generations ahead.

A deeply involved man in community affairs, Mr Roberts, has been involved in politics for quite some time and has decided that the UNC is the best option for the people of La Brea. Victor has always believed that the UNC has the vision and the best interest for the people of Trinidad and Tobago which is why he decided to offer himself for service.

A man with a wide range of experience, Victor has been employed in many different jobs over the course of many years. A well experienced man, Victor has spent 46 years living within the constituency and as such he knows the exact issues that the people continue to face.

He believes that with the UNC and Kamla Persad Bissessar, the constituency of La Brea will finally be uplifted with proper representation.

La Horquetta Talparo - Jearlean John

Jearlean John has a track record of entrepreneurial and management excellence for over twenty-five (25) years. She has served as the Managing Director of HDC, Chairman of UDECOTT, CEO of the Pizza Boys Group, Minister of Transport, Tourism and Tobago Affairs, Director of VMSTT (VMCOTT), CEO of PTSC and the Business Development Manager of the UWI St. Augustine along with Board Memberships of T&TEC and YTEPP.

Jearlean is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Professional Accountant, and Certified Management, Accountant. She holds an MBA from the Edinburgh Graduate School of Business and a Chief Executive Training Certificate from the National University of Singapore.

A woman with a lifetime of service to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, Jearlean or JJ as she is fondly called has been on the ground with the people of La Horquetta Talparo for many years. She previously served as the UNC caretaker for the constituency spearheading numerous charitable and social projects over the years. She is currently Deputy Political Leader of the UNC.

Most recently Project Hope has been a major initiative launched and guided by JJ as she works towards enriching and uplifting the community of La Horquetta Talparo. Born in Tobago, JJ has walked many paths, but all have pointed to one direction, the direction of development and service to the people.

Throughout her many years, one thing has always remained certain, her respect and belief in the UNC and its capability to transform Trinidad and Tobago into the first world nation we are destined to become.

Under the leadership of Kamla Persad Bissessar, JJ has seen a leader who is not only capable of making the tough decisions but a woman who has compassion, care, and love for the people, traits that Jearlean believes are necessary for taking T&T forward.

In the coming weeks, JJ is expected to ramp up her campaign to educate and inform the people of La Horquetta Talparo on the plans and policies that she and the UNC has for transforming the constituency. The plans to bring jobs, investment, and education to the people are all on the table and JJ is expecting to win the support of the people with these innovative plans.

Laventille East/Morvant - Kareem Baird

Having lived in the constituency of Laventille East for the past 31 years, Kareem is a man who has spent years moulding the minds of many as a Teacher. Having seen the underdevelopment and neglect that this constituency, as well as its talented constituents, face, Kareem is making a stand to build Laventille East into a constituency where opportunity and success are available to all.

As a teacher and Bishop, Kareem made significant strides in last year’s Local Government Election and is hoping to build on that support to get Laventille East working again.

Throughout his years as a school teacher, he has always strived to instil in his students the values and morals that would not only encourage them to be good prosperous adults for Laventille East Morvant, but for whole of Trinidad and Tobago.

His fight is to ensure that the people of this constituency, especially the youth, have a brighter future under the United National Congress.

Laventille West - Rodney Stowe

Rodney Stowe has spent many years of his life serving the constituency of Laventille West, especially in the cultural field.

As a professionally certified Steel Pan tuner, Rodney has dedicated countless hours of his life not only to promoting our national instrument but using this steel pan as an inspirational tool to change the lives of others within his constituency.

Having been awarded for his excellence as a tuner and arranger by Pantrinbago, Rodney is now seeking to use his same passion the for promotion of our national instrument to develop the lives of the people of Laventille West.

Rodney has travelled across the region tuning pans and continues to be one of only a handful of persons able to do so today.

His aim is to offer a proper voice to the people of Trinidad and Tobago they can all become equal partners in national development.

Lopinot Bon Air/ West – Triston Bonterre III

A well-qualified and educated man, Triston holds a degree in law (LLB) from the Institute Of Commercial Management (UK) , a post graduate diploma in international studies Institute Of Commercial Management (UK) , an employment law LLM, (PG Dip) from the University Of Leicester And A Degree In Literature from the University Of North Carolina (USA)

In addition, he holds a diploma in mathematics from the University Of North Carolina (USA). A strong supporter of the party and the leader, Triston has always supported the ideas and programmes of the UNC as he is determined to contribute to a better Trinidad and Tobago.

Having served as a teacher for many years across Trinidad and Tobago as well as an acting Vice Principal of S.W.A.H.A sixth form college, Triston has dedicated his life to educating the young generation of T&T.

Entering politics now Triston believes that the UNC is poised, ready and able to make the necessary changes needed for a better nation as he believes that with the sound and determined leadership of Kamla Persad Bissessar, our nation will surely see better days sooner rather than later.


Mayaro – Rushton Paray

After five years of dedicated service to the people of Mayaro, Rushton Parray is returning to continue fighting to enhance the lives of its constituents.

As a true son of the soil of this dynamic community , Rushton Parray has fought and contributed to the development of the people of Mayaro for many years before he became an MP , having spent his entire life in Mayaro.

Having been a successful businessman for over 20 years within the constituency, he has been recognized throughout his career for being a visionary business leader in the area of telecommunications and technology.

Qualified with a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management as well as a Master’s in Business Administration with focus on Executive Leadership and Innovation from the Anglia Ruskin University, Rushton has used these skills to provide sound and effective representation to the people of Mayaro at the Parliamentary level in the last five years.

Having served on the Statutory Instruments Committee of the Parliament as well as the Joint Select Committees on Land and Physical Infrastruture , Human Rights and Equality as well as Cannabis Control, he has also contributed on 19 parliamentary bills and 11 motions.

Rushton has spent years sponsoring, advising as well as being part of numerous community development and sporting groups within the Mayaro Constituency which adds to his thrust to ensure the people of Mayaro are able to maximize their true talents.

Moruga / Tableland - Michelle Benjamin

Michelle Benjamin is the current local government representative for Hindustan / St. Mary’s, serving her second term as Councillor.

She was raised and educated in this community, having attended the Cowen Hamilton Secondary and Southern Community College. She went on to obtain a Diploma in Computer Studies from the School of Accounting and Management, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Management and Biology from the University of the West Indies.

She is family-oriented and an active member of the Baptist Community. Michelle is affiliated with a number of non-government organizations and youth groups.

She has been involved with the UNC for a number of years and has served as Chairwoman of the Moruga/Tableland Constituency Executive since 2017.

After graduating from University, she immediately started working to improve the lives of others, supporting residents through difficult periods and contributing to local events.

As a Councillor, she is passionate about providing a better future for her local community. Michelle has added value to the quality of life of the burgesses and improved her community.
Vibrant, educated and motivated, Michelle plans to work to implement positive changes that will rejuvenate the lives of the people in her community. Ms. Benjamin intends to represent every segment of the electoral district with accountability, integrity, fairness and without fear or favour.

Performance is key to her and she intends to make strides in the journey of the development of her beloved hometown.

Naparima – Rodney Charles

Mr. Rodney Charles is the current Member of Parliament for Naparima.

Mr. Charles was the Senior Policy Adviser at the College of Science Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago since 2009. He was Chair of that institution’s English and Communications Department from 2003 to 2009, and a lecturer there between 2000 and 2003.

Mr. Charles also worked as Marketing and Public Relations Consultant to the Saint Lucia Labour Party and that country’s United Workers Party from 2004 to 2007. He was a communications consultant to United States-based political consultant James Carville from 2000 to 2001; and Manager, Retail Marketing for National Petroleum between 1998 and 2000.

He holds a master’s degree in journalism, as well as bachelor’s degrees in journalism and geography, all from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

He also served as Trinidad and Tobago's Ambassador to the United Nations and as Public Relations Officer of the United National Congress.

Oropouche East - Roodal Moonilal

A name everyone is familiar with in Trinidad and Tobago having been a Member of Parliament since his younger days. Entering the Parliament in 2001 as a Government Senator, Dr Moonilal then went on to hold several Minesterial portfolios before being elected as the Member for Oropouche East in 2002.

In 2010, Dr Moonilal went on to be the Minister of Housing and the Environment and Leader of Government Business in the Parliament.
Aside from the longstanding and distinguished political career, Dr Moonilal has also been a very accomplished academic. After graduating with a bachelor’s in government from the University of the West Indies in 1985, Dr Moonilal went on to the Hague in the Netherlands where he earned his master’s as well as his Doctorate in Development Studies.

Not stopping there, in 2007, Dr Moonilal went to study Law where he graduated in 2010. Now, Dr Moonilal is a qualified practicing attorney in addition to the multitude of his other academic achievements.

Dr. Moonilal was a part-time tutor in Politics at UWI (1988-91, 1993-94, 1996), worked as Head of the Department of Education, Research and Training, All Trinidad Sugar and General Workers Trade Union (1989-91, 1993-95) and was a Teaching and Research Assistant (TRA) Institute of Social Studies, The Hague (1995, 1997-98).

He was also Advisor to ATS/GWTU (1999), served as Industrial Relations Consultant/Advisor to the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA), Port-of-Spain (1999-2000), lectured part-time at UWI, St. Augustine (1999-2000) and was Lecturer, Institute of Social Studies; Holland (May-June 2000). In 1999, he was Director, Policy Monitoring Unit, Office of the Prime Minister.

Dr. Moonilal also lectured in the areas of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (HRM) at the UWI, St. Augustine and worked as an Industrial Relations consultant in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean.

A servant of the people, Dr Moonilal has been a force to be reckoned with both politically and in the Parliament where he continues to represent the people of Oropouche East today.

Oropouche West - Davendranath Tancoo

A name everyone is familiar with in the UNC and the wider nation as the General Secretary of the party and a foundation member within the party. Davendranath or “Dave” has served in a multitude of different roles advising both Government Ministers and Opposition Leaders.

A highly educated individual holding a bachelor’s in economics as well as being a qualified attorney at law, Dave continues to educate and equip himself to be the best person he could be.

Not limiting himself to the public sector, Dave has also worked in the private sector for a number of years where he worked as a project manager as well as an executive director for a number of years as well.

Being a key figure within the party where he has been serving as the General Secretary since 2010, Dave has been instrumental in the victorious 2010 election as well as the rebuilding of the party after 2015. He has been working tirelessly in formulating and building the plans and policies to transform the nation through good governance and proper representation.

Dave continues to be a strong supporter of the party and believes in the UNC.

Point Fortin - Senator Taharqa Obika

Taharqa Obika is an Economist, banker, and lecturer by Profession.

He has emerged from service to the people and is committed to the development of all the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. He is an alumnus of Presentation College San Fernando and UWI St Augustine and proud son of Point Fortin.

Taharqa holds a B.Sc. in Economics, from UWI St. Augustine and an MBA in Finance from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.

He currently serves in the Senate as an Opposition Senator, where he holds the Government accountable. Taharqa has also served as a Lecturer at the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute, Head of Operations – Central Finance Facility Cooperative Society Limited, and Senior Credit Analyst – Corporate Banking, Republic Bank Limited. Taharqa is also a writer and storyteller.

Pointe A Pierre – David Lee

David Lee has offered dynamic and resilient representation to the people of Pointe a Pierre for the last five years having been elected in 2015. In the last five years, he has fought inside and outside of the Parliament for better roads, community development and standard of living for the people of Pointe a Pierre.

In the last five years besides fighting for the people of Pointe a Pierre, David Lee has offered yeoman service to the United National Congress serving as its Chairman from 2015 to 2017 and then its Deputy Political Leader from 2017 to present. Qualified in Finance and Accounting, the St. Mary's Old boy spent over 15 years at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago and subsequently served as the CEO of a large shipping Conglomerate.

In the last five years, MP Lee has truly given a voice to his constituents of Pointe a Pierre within the Parliament as he has served as the Opposition Chief Whip, served as a member of the Joint Select Committees on Insurance, Energy Affairs, Private Security and the House Committee. In these five years he has consistently fought for improvements to schools, roads, drains and community infrastructure to better the lives of the people of Pointe a Pierre.

Dr. Lee's service to Trinidad and Tobago exceeds his tenure as a Member of Parliament as between the period 2010 to 2015 he served as the Chairman of the MIC Institute of Technology, playing a key role in expanding the technical and vocational skills training across Trinidad and Tobago. With a vision and passion for making a difference in the lives of young people Dr. Lee ensured that MIC programmes were accessible to all and under his guidance the MIC has opened four new centres in Tobago, O’Meara, Penal and Diego Martin.

As the Member of Parliament for Pointe a Pierre, he kept to this same level of innovation and people-centred development as his signature programs such as the "Backpack for Hope" has outfitted hundreds of children with the tools necessary to obtain an education.

Other programs such as his "Annual Mothers Appreciation" and support for various religious festival has gone a long way to develop the cultural and social development of the constituency.

David Lee is returning for a second term to ensure the true potential of the people of Pointe a Pierre is released.

Port of Spin North/ St Anns East – Darren Garner

A young entrepreneur and youth activist, Darren Garner has been chosen for Port of Spain North /St. Anns west. Darren is a young and rising star in the field of national development. His charisma, drive and determination, when added to his record of community development make Darren a true Patriot.

Having dedicated many of his years to youth development, Darren has actively been fighting for a better Southern Port of Spain to ensure that there are more opportunities available to the people of this district.

A young man of values and morals, his main ambition is to deliver a better way of life for the people of this district.

Port of Spain South – Curtis Orr

Former Policeman and long-time community activist Curtis Orr has been selected for the seat of Port of Spain South. A man with deep roots in the constituency and community of Southern Port of Spain, Curtis brings a fresh new mix of skills to the table. Being a former police officer, Curtis knows and experienced first hand the many ills that plague the people of Port of Spain South.

Being a witness to these ills faced by his fellow resident, coupled with the decades of neglect by the present representative, Curtis has decided to take the battle for himself. After seeing the plans and the track record of the UNC, Curtis believes that the UNC is the better choice for the people in Port of Spain south to bring relief to all.
A strong supporter of the UNC, Curtis has expressed his full confidence in the capability of Kamla Persad Bissessar to lead the nation and most importantly show the attention needed to the people of Port of Spain South.

Princes Town – Barry Padarath

A name that has grown to become a common one amongst the political arena today, Barry has been at the forefront of representing the interest of Princes Town. Working in the political sphere since his young days, Barry brings a mix of youth and experience to the Parliament.

He is passionate about empowering young people to achieve their true potential and is also a motivational speaker with several youth organizations.

A 37-year-old young professional who holds a Bachelor of arts degree from the University of the West indies in the field of International Relations, History and Government.

He is currently pursuing law with the University of London and has also completed certificates in global studies and world affairs at the University of Wisconsin, USA and Atlantic College in Wales, UK on a Rotary Scholarship award.

He served as the youngest advisor to the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and has steadily and proudly held this position for five years. His portfolio included community relations matters, policy planning and implementation.

Serving as the Member for Princes Town since 2015, Barry has contributed on numerous pieces of legislation and debated several motions.

San Fernando East - Monifa Russell Andrews

A mother of three young children, Monifa has been involved with the party for quite some time now. A resident of San Fernando East, she has long represented and flown the flag of the UNC over the years.

Monifa is a University graduate with a B.A from the Angela Ruskin University.

A small business owner as well, Monifa has worn many caps and continue to do so which has only left her with more skills to help those around her. She has been active in the political arena since 2010 assisting greatly with the party and working to ensure we won in 2010.

Then in 2015 she was once again on the front lines assisting with our struggle to keep good governance within Trinidad and Tobago.

Monifa believes that she can slowly but surely convince the people of San Fernando East that the UNC can bring an improvement to the quality of life in San Fernando East.
She is determined to leave a better environment and society for her young children and as such she decided that the best way to start is to offer herself up for public service under the UNC.

She believes, like herself, Kamla Persad Bissessar has always been a strong woman, able to withstand the decades of attacks from her opponents and this country has its best chance under the leadership of such a woman.

She hopes to work closely with the young people in San Fernando West to help them achieve their full potential.

San Fernando West – Sean Sobers

Mr Sean Sobers, an original San Fernandian was born and bred in the city of San Fernando. He attended the prestigious Presentation College and went on the study law at the University of London. Coming from humble beginnings, Sean always had a passion and a drive to better himself. He realised this by answering the call to serve the people of Trinidad and Tobago when he was appointed a temporary Opposition Senator in 2019.

He has since made several contributions in the Parliament holding the Government accountable whenever they attempt to bring rushed halfway done laws with the only aim of oppressing the people of Trinidad and Tobago. Mr Sobers, has also been tremendously active within the UNC providing many free legal clinics to the people.

Mr Sobers also showed his competencies after serving as one of the party’s coordinator for the SFCC which resulted in a resounding victory for the UNC with three new seats within the corporation.

Sean, a young valuable and resourceful individual has always been a humble servant of the people in many different capacities throughout his life. Having deep love for his hometown of San Fernando, Sean continues to work with the people in his city as he believes in uplifting each other.

As the new UNC candidate for San Fernando West, Sean will no doubt bring the constituency home for the UNC as he has always been working for the people.

Siparia – Kamla Persad Bissessar

An attorney-at-Law, served as the Seventh Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for the period May 24, 2010 through September 7, 2015. She is currently in her twenty-fifth year of consecutive service as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Constituency of Siparia in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Mrs. Persad-Bissessar is currently the Political Leader of the United National Congress (UNC) political party and the Leader of the Opposition.
She was the first woman to serve as Attorney General, Minister of Legal Affairs, Prime Minister, and Leader of the Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago as well as being the first woman to serve as Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth. She was elected Political Leader of the UNC in January 2010 and was re-elected in December 2015. Many members of the general public and her close associates affectionately refer to her as Aunty Kamla.

Personal Life and Education

Mrs. Persad-Bissessar, the great granddaughter of an indentured labourer, was born on April 22, 1952, in Siparia, a rural village in Trinidad, at a time when the country was still under the control of the British Crown. Her father was of Brahmin Hindu origin and she grew up together with her family following the traditions of this religion. As a child her entire family was baptized in the Shouter Baptist faith and so she also grew up in the traditions of this religion. Whilst growing up, she was an avid reader which she remains to date. Her hard-working, dedicated parents made education the central focus of their children’s upbringing. One of Mrs. Persad-Bissessar’s most well- known mantras is education is the only passport out of poverty.

Mrs. Persad-Bissessar began her education at the Mohess Road Hindu School followed by the Erin Road Presbyterian School and the Siparia Union Presbyterian School. Her secondary education took place at the first and only Presbyterian co-ed institution at the time in Trinidad, Iere High School in Siparia.

She then broke tradition by pursuing her education at the Norwood Technical College in the United Kingdom, where she married her husband, Dr. Gregory Bissessar to whom she has been married for nearly forty years. While in England pursuing studies, she worked with the Church of England Children’s Society in London.

She thereafter continued her education at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (Hons.), a Diploma in Education and, pursued studies for a Master’s in Education.

On completion of her studies in Jamaica, Mrs. Persad-Bissessar entered the teaching profession. Her career history can be described as people-centered and one that has always focused her energy within the public’s eye. She taught as a high school teacher, both in Jamaica (at St. Andrew High School) and Trinidad and Tobago (at Lakshmi Girls College).

At the age of twenty-five, she became one of the youngest university lecturers at UWI, Mona Campus and also lectured at the Jamaica College of Insurance. She later taught at the UWI campus in St. Augustine, Trinidad. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to attend New York’s Colombia University to pursue doctoral research but opted, instead, to study law.

Her experiences of racial discrimination and social inequity of minority women in the United Kingdom and the black power movement raging through the Jamaican and the wider Caribbean led her to pursue a career in law inspired to achieve social justice and equality for all. She earned a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) from the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados and it was during the time of her studies there that her only child, Kris, was born. Thereafter she earned a Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad where she won prizes for the Most Outstanding Student and for Best Overall Performance.

In continuance of her lifelong pursuit of education, Mrs. Persad-Bissessar earned an Executive Master’s in Business Administration with distinction from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business in 2006. She is the proud grandmother of two, Kristiano and Sophie.

Political Life

In 1987, Mrs. Persad-Bissessar entered the political arena at the local government level as an Alderman for the political party National Alliance for Reconstruction (NAR) in the St Patrick’s County Council, now the Siparia Regional Corporation, for the years 1987 through 1991. At the same time, she practiced law as a private attorney. She was moved by the great numbers of poor persons suffering from economic and social discrimination and especially moved by the plight of many women and children who bore the brunt of violence and poverty in the traditionally male dominated society.

In 1994, she became an Opposition Senator for the UNC and in the 1995 General Election she was elected as the MP for Siparia for the UNC who formed the then Government. In her first term in office as an MP, Mrs. Persad-Bissessar served as the country’s first female Attorney General and also served as the Minister of Legal Affairs, the Minister of Education and acted as Prime Minister.

During her two-year service as Minister of Education, Mrs. Persad-Bissessar was instrumental in establishing Universal Secondary Education, removing the dreaded Common Entrance Examination, replacing it with the more modern Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA), and establishing some thirty-two new secondary schools in the country, amongst other major achievements. Of these secondary schools, one was the first ever government assisted Hindu Boys College (Shiva Boys), another was the first ever Pentecostal High School.

While in Government, she achieved many other milestones in her other portfolios. Cabinet accepted her recommendation for the establishment of a Family Court in Trinidad and Tobago. She took part in writing Parliamentary papers and holding consultations to enact the Equal Opportunity and Integrity in Public Life Acts. Mrs. Persad-Bissessar was also responsible for the partial computerization and launch of the automated Companies Registry.

These are but a few of the accomplishments she achieved during her first incarnation in Government.

In 2002, the UNC went into Opposition and Mrs. Persad-Bissessar continued to be elected and serve as the MP for Siparia. In April 2006, she became the first female to serve as the Leader of the Opposition, a position she held until November 2007.

On January 24, 2010, Mrs. Persad-Bissessar was elected the Political Leader for the UNC and on February, 24, 2010 she became the Leader of the Opposition. On May 24, 2010 she was re-elected MP for Siparia and became the country’s seventh, and first female, Prime Minister. She led a coalition of five parties, the People’s Partnership, to victory in the 2010 General Election. In September 2010, she led her coalition to win eleven out of fourteen regional corporations in the Local Government Election, more corporations than any other political party in the modern era.

Mrs. Persad-Bissessar came into office with a vision to put people and country first, and to ensure that every citizen of Trinidad and Tobago was given the opportunity to achieve their dreams. During her term as Prime Minister, she engaged in people centered development and sought to make Government services available throughout the country, particularly in formerly neglected rural areas. Mrs. Persad-Bissessar served as the seventh Commonwealth Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth of Nations from May 26, 2010 through October 28, 2011. She further served as Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM from July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.

Some of the most successful programmes and initiatives of Mrs. Persad-Bissessar’s term as Prime Minister include, the creation of the Children’s Life Fund to assist poor children to access life saving medical treatment in foreign countries, providing laptops to every single secondary school student, raising the pension and minimum wage, settling hundreds of government wage negotiations, the building and repair of hundreds of thousands of meters of roadway, the completion of nearly one hundred new schools, increasing the percentage of persons accessing tertiary education, providing running water to most of Trinidad and Tobago and passing legislation to prevent illegal spying, protect citizen’s privacy and legislation to protect children.

A book of Mrs. Persad-Bissessar’s speeches throughout the years, Through the Political Glass Ceiling was published in 2010 and a pictorial history of her political ascent, Kamla Trinidad and Tobago’s First Woman Prime Minister, was published in 2011.

She served as Prime Minister until September 7, 2015 after which date, she became the Leader of the Opposition.

Kenya Charles - St Ann’s East

A daughter of Maracas Valley St. Joseph, Kenya attended St. Xavier’s Private school and after sitting the Secondary Entrance Examination she went on to El Dorado Secondary school. While there she represented the school in football, cricket and Junior panorama.

Afterwards she went on to St. Augustine Comprehensive and won the first Intercol girls title.
Kenya currently serves as the chair of the UNC Women’s Arm of the United National Congress where she has been doing remarkable work for women across the country.

Kenya, an avid sportswoman also played football with the national Under 20 and senior level women’s football team and through her dedication and skill, she was able to obtain a scholarship to Mars Hill University, North Carolina. Not stopping there she transferred to Bethel University, Tennessee, where she became captain of the school’s varsity soccer team.

After two years at Bethel, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.
On her return to Trinidad she started working at the Ministry of Justice. While there she did a research paper on Restorative and Youth Justice, which focused on the needs of the youths in the country. Also, in her community she was a part of St. Michael’s RC Youth group, took part in the annual Easter sports and was an assistant / mentor for the Real Maracas boys Under 18 team.

Kenya is a dedicated servant of the people and remains committed to developing her nation as a young person.

St Augustine – Senator Khadijah Ameen

A young powerful and highly competent woman, Khadijah has proven herself a force to be reckoned with in the political arena. Serving as the current deputy political leader of the UNC since 2015, she continues to serve the people of Trinidad and Tobago in the Senate as a led speaker on several pieces of legislation over the years.

By age 17, Khadijah was running a homework centre and a sports and youth group from her home through her village council in Carapo. She was engaged in squatter regularization, neighbourhood watch, fighting for roads, water and lights for her community.

In the UNC she worked as a street captain, polling agent, area manager, campaign manager, served as a youth officer and chairman for numerous elections at the constituency executive level.

At age 21 she was nominated by the party to contest local government election for St. Augustine South where she served as councillor for 10 years. In 2010 she became the youngest person in history of T&T to become a Chairman of a Regional Corporation.

She later served as advisor to Minister of Local Government. At the national executive level she served as Deputy Chairman, acted as chairman and is currently Deputy Political Leader.
She completed her undergraduate studies in Public Administration at UWI and holds a Master’s in Business Administration.


St Joseph – Lt. Col Aholy Hunt
Lieutenant Colonel Ahloy Hunt is a graduate of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Lt. Colonel Hunt possesses expert knowledge in security, criminology, and management.

The appointments he held and the institutions he served in are as follows:
· Trinidad and Tobago Regiment (TTR) as Commanding Officer Second Infantry Battalion, Battalion 2IC, Regiment Staff Officer, Regiment Training Company Commander, Rifle Company Commander, Rifle Company Commander 2IC, Adjutant Support and Services Battalion, Quarter Master, Military Transport Officer, Platoon Commander. Acted as Chief Staff Officer of the Defence Force, Commanding Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, Commanding officer of the First Infantry Battalion and the Engineer Battalion.
· Special Anticrime Unit Trinidad and Tobago (SAUTT) as the Deputy Director of Operation and the Assistant Director of Operations.
· Strategic Services Agency (SSA) as the Director of the National Operations Centre and the Deputy Director of Operations.
Lieutenant Colonel Ahloy Hunt is the recipient of the Efficiency Decoration award from the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Trinidad and Tobago (The President) and has been recognised for his excellent contribution to the successful hosting of the Summit of the Americas conference. He possesses the following academic qualifications:
· Master of Studies in Criminology from the University of Cambridge.
· Post Graduate Diploma in Criminology from the University of Cambridge.
· Master of Business Administration from Anglia Ruskin University.

Tabaquite – Senator Anita Haynes

Senator Anita Haynes has been the Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress
(UNC) since 2017. Anita Haynes is a young professional who is passionate about public service and the development of Trinidad and Tobago. Ms Haynes has served in the Senate for three years and has debated over 50 pieces of legislation and served as Senate lead on Foreign Affairs, Energy Affairs, Communications, Education, Youth Affairs.

In addition to advanced academic training in Political Science, Anita brings over nine years of work experience at various levels of the public sector in the fields of public policy and political strategy.

A specialist in research, messaging, data analytics and strategy, Anita consolidates her education with Parliamentary experience and passionate advocacy of women’s rights, a combination which is sure to serve our national development goals.

This passion for public policy led her to pursue a degree in Government and Politics from St John’s University, New York on a full scholarship.
Under the leadership of Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar, former Prime Minister of Trinidad
and Tobago and current Political Leader of the UNC, Anita was part of a team entrusted
with building the national profile on the international arena.

Anita believes there is a role for every citizen of Trinidad and Tobago to play in taking
our nation forward. A redoubtable patriot, she places the highest regard on involving as
many voices as possible in creating the country we would like to see, nation building all of us.

Anita hopes that through her work, others who are passionate about the development of
this country will be encouraged to come forward and participate in building a better
Trinidad and Tobago.

Anita also holds a Law degree from the University of London, and is a graduate of St
Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando.

Toco/Sangre Grande – Nabila Greene

Nabila Greene is a young, ambitious, and successful woman, who has always been active within the constituency of Toco/Sangre Grande since the days of Dr. Rupert Griffith. At just 29 years of age, she has spent most of her adult life working for the people of Toco/Sangre Grande.

Nabila holds a university bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of the Southern Caribbean and a certificate in restorative practices from the International Institute of Restorative Practices. She is presently the Youth officer of the Grand Riviere Village Council as well as the president of the Toco Youths United group.

“Our team for the 2020 General Election is a mix of the young and the not so young,” Political Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said. “It is my intention to marry youth with experience; to give our young people a chance at leadership and to further empower them. They are the future of our nation.”

The United National Congress remains focused on listening to the concerns of citizens throughout the country and providing solutions. The party is ready to govern and take Trinidad and Tobago forward.

Tunapuna – David Nakhid

Mr David Martin Nakhid, a name familiar to everyone in Trinidad and Tobago has always been a man proud of his roots in Trinidad and Tobago. In his rise to International Football stardom, David remained true to the people of this great nation.

Being born in Port of Spain in 1964, David being a talented and gifted footballer attended the American University where he obtained a BA in International Relations. Afterwards he went on to place T&T on the International map by starring as a professional footballer across the world.

After David Nakhid played as a professional in Belgium, Switzerland, Greece, Lebanon, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates where he shined as a son of T&T.

Being a humble family man as a well, David is a father of three and has always yearned to contribute in another meaningful way to the development of his homeland. Being blessed with the opportunities that came with being an international footballer he has obtained a vast amount of skills throughout his career from being a FIFA presidential candidate to debating in Europe against the likes of FIFA general secetary Jerome Champagne.

Wanting the children of Trinidad and Tobago to grow up in a safe nation filled with opportunities, Nakhid has decided to enter politics as the representative for Tunapuna. He felt that the area also having a high talent pool of young people and a wealth of experience among the older generations, he can contribute tremendously using his international experience as well to transform the constituency. He has always held true to the belief that the nation stands its best way forward under the UNC and with Kamla Persad Bissessar’s leadership style of inclusion, he has been encouraged to serve.

A father of three children, David wants them to have the best possible life in Trinidad and Tobago and he is confident that the UNC will provide that future not just for all the future generations of this nation.

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby Gladiator » July 5th, 2020, 10:49 pm

EFFECTIC DESIGNS wrote:
QM wrote:
EFFECTIC DESIGNS wrote:
eliteauto wrote:but we've heard devaluation talk on this forum since 2015

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My guess is that since Point Lisas is practically bankrupt now with everybody closing down, now we will really see it happen. Back in 2015 was nowhere near as bad as it is today with Covid and the planet in a recession.


Expect it right after election. It has to be done. PNM or UNC.


yup no questions asked, we in deep sh!t, expect crime to skyrocket also. There will be another uprising like 1990, right now is just play thing is games with Beetham and Laventille areas with BLM and police killing unarmed people with their hands in the air.

When foreign exchange dry up and food shortage start happening and hyper inflation kicks in, then we go see all them gun men coming for we. All those Assault Rifles they posing with on Facebook that is just for show now, when sh!t hit the fan is when they going to be using it.

We need to prepare we cacah.0le good and proper lube it up cause they coming for we.


And just like in 1986 the PNM made such a mess of the country that they had to give it to somebody else to fix...and then instigate an "uprising" to take it back.....

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby wing » July 5th, 2020, 10:51 pm


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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby eliteauto » July 5th, 2020, 11:29 pm

Where was this sourced? They need a better proofreader, many grammatical errors and disjointed thought as well as repetition in some of the bios. UNC hit me up if you're hiring
wing wrote:UNC Candidates for the 2020 General Election
Arima - Flora Singh

Flora Singh is no stranger to people centered representation within the Borough of Arima having served as the elected Local Government Representative for Arima West/ Omera from 2010 to 2013.

Given her dynamic track record as a representative, Flora has put herself forward to bring much needed representation to the people of Arima who have been forgotten for the last five years.

Flora has dedicated most of her life to assisting the vulnerable as well as building community networks which can help eradicate poverty. It was on this basis she served as the Chairperson of the Welfare Committee of the Arima Borough Cooperation from 2010 to 2013 where her work positively impacted hundreds of citizens.

As a strong advocate for women’s rights, Flora understands the struggle many women face within the Arima constituency after five years of PNM neglect. Campaigning on the platform to implement the UNC’s National Economic Transformation plan which will bring prosperity for all, Flora is ready to help get Arima working again.

Arouca/Maloney – Cherry Ann David

Cherry-Ann David grew up and still resides in the town of Arouca, along the Eastern Main Road. Her extended family environment saw her learn the values of responsibility and community service. This dynamic young lady played a significant role in the local sporting area and youth development in her community, holding positions in Triumph Sports Club and the Garden Village Youth Organisation.

Attending the Arouca Anglican School and then the Arouca North Secondary School where she obtained her CESEC qualifications. She then went on to work for Prime Minister Basdeo Panday for a short period of time.

While being a devoted parent, this young lady remains driven to go beyond her humble upbringings to achieving quality life for those around her. While still living where she was born, a true Aroucan, Cherry-Ann has a passion towards working not only for the betterment for all but reaching out specifically to young women as well as single mothers to ensure they can play a role in local as well as national development.

Saddam Hosein - Barataria San/Juan
Saddam Hosein is the perfect example of young people dedicating their lives selflessly to better the lives of others and their country.
Saddam has served our nation diligently and courageously in the past three years as an Opposition Senator where he has fought for the rights, liberties and equitable development of our citizens.

As a young person Saddam has shown that not only are young people equal partners in National Development but can champion true change, demonstrated by his track record as a Member of the Senate’s Joint Select Committee’s on National Security as well as the committee on Human Rights, Equality and Diversity.

After being appointed as one of the youngest ever senators in 2017, Saddam launched onto the job of true people centered representation as besides speaking on over 50 Bills and 11 motions in our Parliament, he engaged in offering his legal services pro bono to many in need of help as well as many other humanitarian projects.

His work includes the provision of hundreds of hampers and masks during this pandemic period, bolstered by the numerous back-to-school drives which he has done to assist hundreds of children with the necessary items to return to school.

Saddam is now looking to bring his dynamic approach not only to better the lives of the people of Barataria / San Juan but ensure that they can achieve their true potential based on their diverse talents.

From working as State Council in the Office of the DPP to his own law firm as an Advocate Attorney, Saddam has the political will, vision and representative experience needed to continue and enhance the work of Stalwart MP Fuad Khan.

Having been called to the bar in 2014, he has experience both in criminal and civil law. While at the UWI Cavehill, Barbados where he read for his Bachelors of Law Degree, Saddam was elected as the President of the Trinidad and Tobago Students’ Association, having to advocate the causes of the Trinbagonian students on campus and promoting this country’s vibrant culture in Barbados.

Saddam has an affinity and thrust to build better communities, enhance family life as well as release the true potential of the people of Barataria/ San Juan based on his significant work which was undertaken during the Barataria Bye election of 2018.

Saddam stands ready to serve and enhance Barataria San Juan.

Caroni East – Rishi Seecharan

Having served Caroni East diligently as the party's constituency Treasurer, Secretary and Chairman, Dr. Rishad Seecharan is now seeking to represent the people of Caroni East at the Parliamentary level.
As a Qualified General Dental Surgeon, with Post-Graduate Certificates in Dental Implantology and now pursuing Bachelor of Laws with the University of London, Dr. Seecharan is the Owner and Principal Dental Surgeon, DentalPlus Limited.

Over the years, Dr Seecharan has undertaken many projects within this Constituency to assist the vulnerable, homeless and ensure proper educational opportunities for children of Caroni East. Dr Seecharan has played an instrumental role in our party's medical clinics helping hundreds of patients throughout Trinidad while he has supported the work of our party's national youth arm since 2013.

Dr. Seecharan has the vision, drive, and qualifications to continue to record of people-centred representation in Caroni East

Caroni Central - Arnold Ram

Arnold Ram is a highly qualified young man with a thirst for knowledge. He possesses an LLB from the University of London, an MBA from Edinburgh Business School, a Legal Practice Certificate at the University of Staffordshire and BSc. Electrical & Computer Engineering from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

A member of the UNC National Executive where he serves as the Policy and Strategy Officer, Arnold has been a strong supporter and defender of the party since its inception.

He currently works as a partner at the Oriens Law Chamber and has worked as a Senior Manager at TSTT, an Operations Engineer at T&TEC, an Engineer-in-Training at PLIPDECO and a Site Superintendent at Franklyn & Errol Electrical Services. He has also worked entry-level roles at the UWI St. Augustine, CARIB Glass Works and Ramdass Transport Ltd.

He also served as a Member of the Board of Directors for Petrotrin between 2010 to 2015
Mr. Ram has served as the UWI Guild President and received a number of awards recognizing his efforts in student governance, cricket and football.

Chaguanas East – Vandana Mohit

Vandana Mohit is a vibrant, industrious young woman who became the youngest Mayor of Chaguanas following the 2019 Local Government election. Passionate about advancing women’s rights, Vandana also serves as Vice-Chair of the UNC’s Women’s Arm.

Vandana grew up in and currently resides in the village of Cunupia. She attended the Endeavour Hindu School followed by Saraswati Girls’ Hindu College where she graduated as the valedictorian and receiver of the Good Citizenship Award. She is a fruit of a community focused family.
At the age of sixteen (16) she entered Tertiary Level Education at the College of Science and Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) where she pursued an Associate Degree in Journalism/Public Relations and a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Mass Communication both of which she graduated. One year later, at age twenty-two (22) she made a life-changing decision to enter the field of politics with a successful beginning, being elected as the Local Government Representative/Councillor for the Electoral District of Cunupia.

Passionate about success, education has always been a key factor; at the age of twenty-four (24) she pursued a Masters of Arts Degree in Mass Communication which she recently graduated. In the midst of such she was also elected to serve as a Local Government Representative/ Councillor for a second term. The constant influence of the community has encouraged her in building beneficial programmes and projects such as Happy Hands And Feet (Social Development), Youth Empowerment (Safety and Security) and Sports and Cultural Development (Community involvement).

Despite her main focus on community building and impacting positively on the lives of those in need she remains a family oriented individual.

Chaguanas West - Dinesh Rambally

Dinesh Rambally is a true son of the soil having been raised within the constituency of Chaguanas West where he has contributed significantly to the social, economic, and cultural development of the community.

Coming from a well-known family within the constituency, Dinesh is an Attorney at Law with over 19 years’ experience which has included selfless humanitarian efforts as he has consistently fought for the rights, wellbeing and way of life of citizens based on his vision of equality for all.

Dinesh also served as an Industrial Court Judge, Legal Advisor to the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha as well as the National Council for Indian Culture where he has been a champion for equality, cultural promotion and human development especially as it relates to education.

Within the constituency of Chaguanas West, Dinesh has been active with the Munroe Road Village Council and other groups where he has worked to create structures which can work to reduce poverty, allow for sustainable youth development as well as empowerment of women.
This dynamic patriot stands ready to fight for the betterment of the people of Chaguanas West.





Couva North - Ravi Ratiram

A familiar name not just in the political arena but also in the entertainment industry, Ravi has proven himself to be an all rounded, dynamic individual. Being involved in the party for many years, Ravi currently serves as the party organiser on the National Executive.

A highly educated man, Ravi holds a degree in electrical and computer engineering from the UWI and is also pursuing a master’s in business administration from the Angela Ruskin University.

A former Deputy General Manager of PTSC, Ravi dedicated himself to the proper running of the main public transport service provider for many citizens today. A former candidate in both the 2007 and 2015 general elections, Ravi has distinguished himself in the political arena by representing the UNC in opposition strongholds.

A man with a long and accomplished career, Ravi also served as a Government Senator where he debated several bills in the Parliament.

A long standing believe ad defender of the UNC Ravi continues to stand by and support Kamla Persad Bissessar as she goes into the 2020 General Elections.

Couva South - Rudy Indarsingh

Mr. Rudranath Indarsingh was re-elected to represent the constituents of Couva South on Monday September 7, 2015. He was first elected to the same constituency on May 24, 2010, following the General Election for the 10th Republican Parliament.

Mr. Indarsingh previously served as an Opposition Senator on one occasion during the 8th Republican Parliament, during which he participated in the Budget Debate of 2002.

Rudranath or Rudy as he is commonly called held several key positions in Government ranging from Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance and the Economy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government, Minister of State in the Ministry of Labour and Small and Micro Enterprise Development and Minister of State in the Ministry of Works and Transport.

A highly educated man, Rudy holds a bachelors in Agronomy, a Master of Science degree in International Relations and Master of Science degree in Strategic Leadership and Management.

A dedicated and determined Member of Parliament and a stalwart of the UNC, Rudy continues to fight for the people of Couva South as they rally for good governance and a return of Kamla Persad Bissessar as the Prime Minister.

Cumuto Manzanilla – Dr Rai Ragbir

Dr. Rai Ragbir is 54 years of age. In the year 1990, he graduated as a Medical Doctor from the University of the West Indies and completed his post graduate studies in Family Medicine in the UK.

He returned to Trinidad in the year 1997 and began working at the then North Central Regional Health Authority as a Primary Care Manager for 8 years, managing over (20) twenty health centres and also commissioned the Couva District Health Facility. Dr.Ragbir was also trained in Mass Casualty Management by PAHO. In addition, he served as EMA director and Post Chairman of the Board of CISL (Community Improvement Services Limited).

Additionally, he also served as Deputy Political Leader for the UNC and is also pursuing his Diploma in law from the University of London.

His goal is to continue helping people, not only in the medical field but in any possible way he is able to facilitate. Consequently, he renders his services in free medical clinics across the country.

D’Abadie O’Meara – Maurice Hoyte

Maurice Hoyte, a resident of D’Abadie/ O’Meara for the past 28 years, has seen the constituency that he holds so dear to him being reduced to a shell of its former self under the present representative and he has sought to make a stand for the people of D’Abadie/ O’Meara by offering himself as the UNC’s candidate for the 2020 General Elections.

He holds a Master’s degree in small and medium enterprise management as well as a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from the University of the West Indies. Mr Hoyte believes that his experience as a teacher and an entrepreneur will assist him greatly in the fight to return good governance and proper representation to the people of D’Abadie/ O’Meara with the UNC.

Diego Martin Central - John Laquis

John Ricardo Laquis, a son of the soil of Diego Martin Central has his roots firmly grounded within the constituency.

A family man who has been married for 40 years with 3 children and 4 young grand. A man dedicated to his family; he has now entered politics to transfer this passion to improvement in the lives of residents in his wider community of Diego Martin Central.

A businessman by trade who has over 40 years’ experience in the automobile and marine industries.
John always felt that the constituency of Diego Martin Central has continuously been neglected for the past several years, a sentiment echoed by many.

Mr. Laquis intends to focus on the youth, unemployment, infrastructure, and the levels of crime within the area. Being a father and grandfather, he has always felt the need, like every other parent to leave a better environment for the future generation.

John believes the UNC is the best medium to effect these changes and was supported by friends and family to become the new candidate for Diego Martin Central in the upcoming 2020 elections.

Diego Martin North East – Eli Zakour

A self-made entrepreneur, he possesses an ideal combination of academic qualifications and twenty year’s practical experience in Business Management.

He served as Director on the boards of The Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT) and Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company (SWMCOL) for the periods 2011-2013 and 2013-2015 respectively. In the 2015 general elections he contested the Port of Spain North / St. Ann’s West constituency for the United National Congress.

His qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the prestigious Anglia Ruskin University in the United Kingdom, a certification as a Fraud Examiner by the International Association of Certified Fraud Examiners based in Texas, United States of America, and a certification in Marketing Management by the American Management Association, United States of America. He is also qualified as a commercial pilot, licensed in the United States of America and Trinidad and Tobago.

Diego Martin West - Marsha Walker

Marsha wears many caps, from being a professional coach, author, and a passionate advocate for responsible parenting and how it aids in raising law abiding productive adults to contribute to our society.

From humble beginnings, Marsha entered the corporate world and climbed the ladder with hard work, diligence, and commitment to her duties. Eventually she decided to leave the corporate world to spend more time raising her young daughter.

Marsha turned to her first love, sport, to provide a source of income and did this successfully.

She established the “Just Be Active Academy” which focuses on children ages 3 to 7 years old and introduces them to various sports and outdoor activities.
The main attraction started off being surprise visits from the likes of Dwayne Bravo, Keshorn Walcott and Cleopatra Borrel, but due to the exceptional quality of the service and Marsha’s gift for coaching children, many parents have been demanding more open spots for their children.

Being the sole bread winner at the time and a home-schooling mom at that, Marsha’s creativity in business was a necessity in not only being a source of income but also for survival.

Apart from the academy, Marsha has authored a children’s book Entitled “If I Can, You Can Too,” which tells the true story of some of our local heroes in a child friendly manner. The book has served as inspiration for many children across many communities since 2015.

Her passion for parenting landed her a contract in 2017 with the Guardian Media Group where she produced a full line of parenting media under her brand CARE, until 2019 when she took a break from everything to give birth to her second daughter.

She is young, vibrant and full of new ideas. Her energy leaves adults and children alike inspired and hopeful.

Mentorship played an important role in Marsha’s life, so it is now a dream come true to be able to spend her days helping others achieve the same success she has.

Marsha is determined to leave a positive impact on all just as she has done with the many children who have been interacting with her. He hopes to leave a better nation for her two children and is committed to the development of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

Fyzabad - Dr. Lackram Bodoe

Dr Bodoe, a medical doctor for thirty-four (34) years, was born and raised in Avocat Village, Fyzabad.

He attended Avocat Vedic School, Naparima College San Fernando, University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus, University of the West Indies Mona Campus and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists United Kingdom.

Dr. Bodoe’s quest for serving his community started early in his life by being an active member in his community and held leadership roles in cricket and other sporting activities and organisations.

His first job was in the constituency of Fyzabad as a Chemistry and Math teacher at the Fyzabad Senior Comprehensive Secondary School from 1978-1979.
He then attended University of the West Indies Mona Campus where he qualified as a medical doctor. Dr. Bodoe furthered his profession by specializing in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the United Kingdom where he also practiced for four years.

However, it was always his desire to serve in his country of birth and so he returned to Trinidad and Tobago to practice as a doctor at the San Fernando General Hospital for twenty (20) years. He then went on to have a full time private practice as he explored other opportunities to serve his country by participating in several free medical clinics, rotary clubs etc. throughout Trinidad and Tobago.

Chairman SWRHA
Dr Bodoe was chairman of the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) from October 2010 – August 2015 and he did a magnificent job representing the PP Government led by the esteemed and honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar by improving health care to the people of the South Western Peninsula.

Among many of his achievements apart from the overall astute chairmanship were:
• The overseeing of state of the art San Fernando Teaching Hospital and the Couva Children’s Hospital.
• The opening of new and upgrading existing health centres.
• Extended hours at health centres.
• For the first time babysitting services for children of nurses on duty at the SFGH.
• Direct 24 hour phone line available to patients who were not satisfied with the services they were receiving and significantly reduced the waiting time for beds.

Dr Bodoe’s motto was bringing back the care in healthcare.

MP for Fyzabad:
In 2015, Dr. Bodoe was elected as the Member of Parliament for Fyzabad, a constituency he holds close to his heart. He was given the privilege and opportunity to serve the community in which he was born and raised.

Dr Bodoe has worked the constituency consistently for almost five years by not only seeing to the needs of his constituents, but by undertaking initiatives such as:
Flooding, fires, mediating, having workshops to enhance and improve the lives of the constituents, raising their issues and concerns in Parliament but also having a strong presence of sporting and cultural needs. However, with the recent pandemic Dr Bodoe delivered over 1000 hampers to families who were affected by COVID 19.

As the shadow for Minister of Health, Dr Bodoe has contributed in various ways by: participating in debates, piloting motions, filing numerous questions and sits as the Vice Chairman of the Public Accounts and Appropriation Committee. (PAAC).
A strong supporter of young people, Dr Bodoe has increasingly fought for his young constituents throughout his tenure as MP.

In addition to the above, Dr Bodoe remained committed to our great party the United National Congress and to our political leader the Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

He has been actively mobilising his constituents for party activities, signing up new members to the party and forming party groups throughout the constituency. Dr Bodoe was the lead coordinator for Siparia Regional Corporation in the 2019 Local Government Elections where the party not only retained the Corporation but took an additional electoral district which was held by the PNM.

La Brea - Victor Alexander Roberts
Mr Victor Alexander Roberts, a man from within the constituency of La Brea living at National Trace, Beach Road Palo Seco.

A humble man, Victor is a father of three young children who he all wants to have the best possible future. Like many of us parents, he is determined to leave a better nation for the future generations ahead.

A deeply involved man in community affairs, Mr Roberts, has been involved in politics for quite some time and has decided that the UNC is the best option for the people of La Brea. Victor has always believed that the UNC has the vision and the best interest for the people of Trinidad and Tobago which is why he decided to offer himself for service.

A man with a wide range of experience, Victor has been employed in many different jobs over the course of many years. A well experienced man, Victor has spent 46 years living within the constituency and as such he knows the exact issues that the people continue to face.

He believes that with the UNC and Kamla Persad Bissessar, the constituency of La Brea will finally be uplifted with proper representation.

La Horquetta Talparo - Jearlean John

Jearlean John has a track record of entrepreneurial and management excellence for over twenty-five (25) years. She has served as the Managing Director of HDC, Chairman of UDECOTT, CEO of the Pizza Boys Group, Minister of Transport, Tourism and Tobago Affairs, Director of VMSTT (VMCOTT), CEO of PTSC and the Business Development Manager of the UWI St. Augustine along with Board Memberships of T&TEC and YTEPP.

Jearlean is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Professional Accountant, and Certified Management, Accountant. She holds an MBA from the Edinburgh Graduate School of Business and a Chief Executive Training Certificate from the National University of Singapore.

A woman with a lifetime of service to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, Jearlean or JJ as she is fondly called has been on the ground with the people of La Horquetta Talparo for many years. She previously served as the UNC caretaker for the constituency spearheading numerous charitable and social projects over the years. She is currently Deputy Political Leader of the UNC.

Most recently Project Hope has been a major initiative launched and guided by JJ as she works towards enriching and uplifting the community of La Horquetta Talparo. Born in Tobago, JJ has walked many paths, but all have pointed to one direction, the direction of development and service to the people.

Throughout her many years, one thing has always remained certain, her respect and belief in the UNC and its capability to transform Trinidad and Tobago into the first world nation we are destined to become.

Under the leadership of Kamla Persad Bissessar, JJ has seen a leader who is not only capable of making the tough decisions but a woman who has compassion, care, and love for the people, traits that Jearlean believes are necessary for taking T&T forward.

In the coming weeks, JJ is expected to ramp up her campaign to educate and inform the people of La Horquetta Talparo on the plans and policies that she and the UNC has for transforming the constituency. The plans to bring jobs, investment, and education to the people are all on the table and JJ is expecting to win the support of the people with these innovative plans.

Laventille East/Morvant - Kareem Baird

Having lived in the constituency of Laventille East for the past 31 years, Kareem is a man who has spent years moulding the minds of many as a Teacher. Having seen the underdevelopment and neglect that this constituency, as well as its talented constituents, face, Kareem is making a stand to build Laventille East into a constituency where opportunity and success are available to all.

As a teacher and Bishop, Kareem made significant strides in last year’s Local Government Election and is hoping to build on that support to get Laventille East working again.

Throughout his years as a school teacher, he has always strived to instil in his students the values and morals that would not only encourage them to be good prosperous adults for Laventille East Morvant, but for whole of Trinidad and Tobago.

His fight is to ensure that the people of this constituency, especially the youth, have a brighter future under the United National Congress.

Laventille West - Rodney Stowe

Rodney Stowe has spent many years of his life serving the constituency of Laventille West, especially in the cultural field.

As a professionally certified Steel Pan tuner, Rodney has dedicated countless hours of his life not only to promoting our national instrument but using this steel pan as an inspirational tool to change the lives of others within his constituency.

Having been awarded for his excellence as a tuner and arranger by Pantrinbago, Rodney is now seeking to use his same passion the for promotion of our national instrument to develop the lives of the people of Laventille West.

Rodney has travelled across the region tuning pans and continues to be one of only a handful of persons able to do so today.

His aim is to offer a proper voice to the people of Trinidad and Tobago they can all become equal partners in national development.

Lopinot Bon Air/ West – Triston Bonterre III

A well-qualified and educated man, Triston holds a degree in law (LLB) from the Institute Of Commercial Management (UK) , a post graduate diploma in international studies Institute Of Commercial Management (UK) , an employment law LLM, (PG Dip) from the University Of Leicester And A Degree In Literature from the University Of North Carolina (USA)

In addition, he holds a diploma in mathematics from the University Of North Carolina (USA). A strong supporter of the party and the leader, Triston has always supported the ideas and programmes of the UNC as he is determined to contribute to a better Trinidad and Tobago.

Having served as a teacher for many years across Trinidad and Tobago as well as an acting Vice Principal of S.W.A.H.A sixth form college, Triston has dedicated his life to educating the young generation of T&T.

Entering politics now Triston believes that the UNC is poised, ready and able to make the necessary changes needed for a better nation as he believes that with the sound and determined leadership of Kamla Persad Bissessar, our nation will surely see better days sooner rather than later.


Mayaro – Rushton Paray

After five years of dedicated service to the people of Mayaro, Rushton Parray is returning to continue fighting to enhance the lives of its constituents.

As a true son of the soil of this dynamic community , Rushton Parray has fought and contributed to the development of the people of Mayaro for many years before he became an MP , having spent his entire life in Mayaro.

Having been a successful businessman for over 20 years within the constituency, he has been recognized throughout his career for being a visionary business leader in the area of telecommunications and technology.

Qualified with a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management as well as a Master’s in Business Administration with focus on Executive Leadership and Innovation from the Anglia Ruskin University, Rushton has used these skills to provide sound and effective representation to the people of Mayaro at the Parliamentary level in the last five years.

Having served on the Statutory Instruments Committee of the Parliament as well as the Joint Select Committees on Land and Physical Infrastruture , Human Rights and Equality as well as Cannabis Control, he has also contributed on 19 parliamentary bills and 11 motions.

Rushton has spent years sponsoring, advising as well as being part of numerous community development and sporting groups within the Mayaro Constituency which adds to his thrust to ensure the people of Mayaro are able to maximize their true talents.

Moruga / Tableland - Michelle Benjamin

Michelle Benjamin is the current local government representative for Hindustan / St. Mary’s, serving her second term as Councillor.

She was raised and educated in this community, having attended the Cowen Hamilton Secondary and Southern Community College. She went on to obtain a Diploma in Computer Studies from the School of Accounting and Management, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Management and Biology from the University of the West Indies.

She is family-oriented and an active member of the Baptist Community. Michelle is affiliated with a number of non-government organizations and youth groups.

She has been involved with the UNC for a number of years and has served as Chairwoman of the Moruga/Tableland Constituency Executive since 2017.

After graduating from University, she immediately started working to improve the lives of others, supporting residents through difficult periods and contributing to local events.

As a Councillor, she is passionate about providing a better future for her local community. Michelle has added value to the quality of life of the burgesses and improved her community.
Vibrant, educated and motivated, Michelle plans to work to implement positive changes that will rejuvenate the lives of the people in her community. Ms. Benjamin intends to represent every segment of the electoral district with accountability, integrity, fairness and without fear or favour.

Performance is key to her and she intends to make strides in the journey of the development of her beloved hometown.

Naparima – Rodney Charles

Mr. Rodney Charles is the current Member of Parliament for Naparima.

Mr. Charles was the Senior Policy Adviser at the College of Science Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago since 2009. He was Chair of that institution’s English and Communications Department from 2003 to 2009, and a lecturer there between 2000 and 2003.

Mr. Charles also worked as Marketing and Public Relations Consultant to the Saint Lucia Labour Party and that country’s United Workers Party from 2004 to 2007. He was a communications consultant to United States-based political consultant James Carville from 2000 to 2001; and Manager, Retail Marketing for National Petroleum between 1998 and 2000.

He holds a master’s degree in journalism, as well as bachelor’s degrees in journalism and geography, all from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

He also served as Trinidad and Tobago's Ambassador to the United Nations and as Public Relations Officer of the United National Congress.

Oropouche East - Roodal Moonilal

A name everyone is familiar with in Trinidad and Tobago having been a Member of Parliament since his younger days. Entering the Parliament in 2001 as a Government Senator, Dr Moonilal then went on to hold several Minesterial portfolios before being elected as the Member for Oropouche East in 2002.

In 2010, Dr Moonilal went on to be the Minister of Housing and the Environment and Leader of Government Business in the Parliament.
Aside from the longstanding and distinguished political career, Dr Moonilal has also been a very accomplished academic. After graduating with a bachelor’s in government from the University of the West Indies in 1985, Dr Moonilal went on to the Hague in the Netherlands where he earned his master’s as well as his Doctorate in Development Studies.

Not stopping there, in 2007, Dr Moonilal went to study Law where he graduated in 2010. Now, Dr Moonilal is a qualified practicing attorney in addition to the multitude of his other academic achievements.

Dr. Moonilal was a part-time tutor in Politics at UWI (1988-91, 1993-94, 1996), worked as Head of the Department of Education, Research and Training, All Trinidad Sugar and General Workers Trade Union (1989-91, 1993-95) and was a Teaching and Research Assistant (TRA) Institute of Social Studies, The Hague (1995, 1997-98).

He was also Advisor to ATS/GWTU (1999), served as Industrial Relations Consultant/Advisor to the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA), Port-of-Spain (1999-2000), lectured part-time at UWI, St. Augustine (1999-2000) and was Lecturer, Institute of Social Studies; Holland (May-June 2000). In 1999, he was Director, Policy Monitoring Unit, Office of the Prime Minister.

Dr. Moonilal also lectured in the areas of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (HRM) at the UWI, St. Augustine and worked as an Industrial Relations consultant in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean.

A servant of the people, Dr Moonilal has been a force to be reckoned with both politically and in the Parliament where he continues to represent the people of Oropouche East today.

Oropouche West - Davendranath Tancoo

A name everyone is familiar with in the UNC and the wider nation as the General Secretary of the party and a foundation member within the party. Davendranath or “Dave” has served in a multitude of different roles advising both Government Ministers and Opposition Leaders.

A highly educated individual holding a bachelor’s in economics as well as being a qualified attorney at law, Dave continues to educate and equip himself to be the best person he could be.

Not limiting himself to the public sector, Dave has also worked in the private sector for a number of years where he worked as a project manager as well as an executive director for a number of years as well.

Being a key figure within the party where he has been serving as the General Secretary since 2010, Dave has been instrumental in the victorious 2010 election as well as the rebuilding of the party after 2015. He has been working tirelessly in formulating and building the plans and policies to transform the nation through good governance and proper representation.

Dave continues to be a strong supporter of the party and believes in the UNC.

Point Fortin - Senator Taharqa Obika

Taharqa Obika is an Economist, banker, and lecturer by Profession.

He has emerged from service to the people and is committed to the development of all the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. He is an alumnus of Presentation College San Fernando and UWI St Augustine and proud son of Point Fortin.

Taharqa holds a B.Sc. in Economics, from UWI St. Augustine and an MBA in Finance from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.

He currently serves in the Senate as an Opposition Senator, where he holds the Government accountable. Taharqa has also served as a Lecturer at the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute, Head of Operations – Central Finance Facility Cooperative Society Limited, and Senior Credit Analyst – Corporate Banking, Republic Bank Limited. Taharqa is also a writer and storyteller.

Pointe A Pierre – David Lee

David Lee has offered dynamic and resilient representation to the people of Pointe a Pierre for the last five years having been elected in 2015. In the last five years, he has fought inside and outside of the Parliament for better roads, community development and standard of living for the people of Pointe a Pierre.

In the last five years besides fighting for the people of Pointe a Pierre, David Lee has offered yeoman service to the United National Congress serving as its Chairman from 2015 to 2017 and then its Deputy Political Leader from 2017 to present. Qualified in Finance and Accounting, the St. Mary's Old boy spent over 15 years at the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago and subsequently served as the CEO of a large shipping Conglomerate.

In the last five years, MP Lee has truly given a voice to his constituents of Pointe a Pierre within the Parliament as he has served as the Opposition Chief Whip, served as a member of the Joint Select Committees on Insurance, Energy Affairs, Private Security and the House Committee. In these five years he has consistently fought for improvements to schools, roads, drains and community infrastructure to better the lives of the people of Pointe a Pierre.

Dr. Lee's service to Trinidad and Tobago exceeds his tenure as a Member of Parliament as between the period 2010 to 2015 he served as the Chairman of the MIC Institute of Technology, playing a key role in expanding the technical and vocational skills training across Trinidad and Tobago. With a vision and passion for making a difference in the lives of young people Dr. Lee ensured that MIC programmes were accessible to all and under his guidance the MIC has opened four new centres in Tobago, O’Meara, Penal and Diego Martin.

As the Member of Parliament for Pointe a Pierre, he kept to this same level of innovation and people-centred development as his signature programs such as the "Backpack for Hope" has outfitted hundreds of children with the tools necessary to obtain an education.

Other programs such as his "Annual Mothers Appreciation" and support for various religious festival has gone a long way to develop the cultural and social development of the constituency.

David Lee is returning for a second term to ensure the true potential of the people of Pointe a Pierre is released.

Port of Spin North/ St Anns East – Darren Garner

A young entrepreneur and youth activist, Darren Garner has been chosen for Port of Spain North /St. Anns west. Darren is a young and rising star in the field of national development. His charisma, drive and determination, when added to his record of community development make Darren a true Patriot.

Having dedicated many of his years to youth development, Darren has actively been fighting for a better Southern Port of Spain to ensure that there are more opportunities available to the people of this district.

A young man of values and morals, his main ambition is to deliver a better way of life for the people of this district.

Port of Spain South – Curtis Orr

Former Policeman and long-time community activist Curtis Orr has been selected for the seat of Port of Spain South. A man with deep roots in the constituency and community of Southern Port of Spain, Curtis brings a fresh new mix of skills to the table. Being a former police officer, Curtis knows and experienced first hand the many ills that plague the people of Port of Spain South.

Being a witness to these ills faced by his fellow resident, coupled with the decades of neglect by the present representative, Curtis has decided to take the battle for himself. After seeing the plans and the track record of the UNC, Curtis believes that the UNC is the better choice for the people in Port of Spain south to bring relief to all.
A strong supporter of the UNC, Curtis has expressed his full confidence in the capability of Kamla Persad Bissessar to lead the nation and most importantly show the attention needed to the people of Port of Spain South.

Princes Town – Barry Padarath

A name that has grown to become a common one amongst the political arena today, Barry has been at the forefront of representing the interest of Princes Town. Working in the political sphere since his young days, Barry brings a mix of youth and experience to the Parliament.

He is passionate about empowering young people to achieve their true potential and is also a motivational speaker with several youth organizations.

A 37-year-old young professional who holds a Bachelor of arts degree from the University of the West indies in the field of International Relations, History and Government.

He is currently pursuing law with the University of London and has also completed certificates in global studies and world affairs at the University of Wisconsin, USA and Atlantic College in Wales, UK on a Rotary Scholarship award.

He served as the youngest advisor to the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago and has steadily and proudly held this position for five years. His portfolio included community relations matters, policy planning and implementation.

Serving as the Member for Princes Town since 2015, Barry has contributed on numerous pieces of legislation and debated several motions.

San Fernando East - Monifa Russell Andrews

A mother of three young children, Monifa has been involved with the party for quite some time now. A resident of San Fernando East, she has long represented and flown the flag of the UNC over the years.

Monifa is a University graduate with a B.A from the Angela Ruskin University.

A small business owner as well, Monifa has worn many caps and continue to do so which has only left her with more skills to help those around her. She has been active in the political arena since 2010 assisting greatly with the party and working to ensure we won in 2010.

Then in 2015 she was once again on the front lines assisting with our struggle to keep good governance within Trinidad and Tobago.

Monifa believes that she can slowly but surely convince the people of San Fernando East that the UNC can bring an improvement to the quality of life in San Fernando East.
She is determined to leave a better environment and society for her young children and as such she decided that the best way to start is to offer herself up for public service under the UNC.

She believes, like herself, Kamla Persad Bissessar has always been a strong woman, able to withstand the decades of attacks from her opponents and this country has its best chance under the leadership of such a woman.

She hopes to work closely with the young people in San Fernando West to help them achieve their full potential.

San Fernando West – Sean Sobers

Mr Sean Sobers, an original San Fernandian was born and bred in the city of San Fernando. He attended the prestigious Presentation College and went on the study law at the University of London. Coming from humble beginnings, Sean always had a passion and a drive to better himself. He realised this by answering the call to serve the people of Trinidad and Tobago when he was appointed a temporary Opposition Senator in 2019.

He has since made several contributions in the Parliament holding the Government accountable whenever they attempt to bring rushed halfway done laws with the only aim of oppressing the people of Trinidad and Tobago. Mr Sobers, has also been tremendously active within the UNC providing many free legal clinics to the people.

Mr Sobers also showed his competencies after serving as one of the party’s coordinator for the SFCC which resulted in a resounding victory for the UNC with three new seats within the corporation.

Sean, a young valuable and resourceful individual has always been a humble servant of the people in many different capacities throughout his life. Having deep love for his hometown of San Fernando, Sean continues to work with the people in his city as he believes in uplifting each other.

As the new UNC candidate for San Fernando West, Sean will no doubt bring the constituency home for the UNC as he has always been working for the people.

Siparia – Kamla Persad Bissessar

An attorney-at-Law, served as the Seventh Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago for the period May 24, 2010 through September 7, 2015. She is currently in her twenty-fifth year of consecutive service as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Constituency of Siparia in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Mrs. Persad-Bissessar is currently the Political Leader of the United National Congress (UNC) political party and the Leader of the Opposition.
She was the first woman to serve as Attorney General, Minister of Legal Affairs, Prime Minister, and Leader of the Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago as well as being the first woman to serve as Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth. She was elected Political Leader of the UNC in January 2010 and was re-elected in December 2015. Many members of the general public and her close associates affectionately refer to her as Aunty Kamla.

Personal Life and Education

Mrs. Persad-Bissessar, the great granddaughter of an indentured labourer, was born on April 22, 1952, in Siparia, a rural village in Trinidad, at a time when the country was still under the control of the British Crown. Her father was of Brahmin Hindu origin and she grew up together with her family following the traditions of this religion. As a child her entire family was baptized in the Shouter Baptist faith and so she also grew up in the traditions of this religion. Whilst growing up, she was an avid reader which she remains to date. Her hard-working, dedicated parents made education the central focus of their children’s upbringing. One of Mrs. Persad-Bissessar’s most well- known mantras is education is the only passport out of poverty.

Mrs. Persad-Bissessar began her education at the Mohess Road Hindu School followed by the Erin Road Presbyterian School and the Siparia Union Presbyterian School. Her secondary education took place at the first and only Presbyterian co-ed institution at the time in Trinidad, Iere High School in Siparia.

She then broke tradition by pursuing her education at the Norwood Technical College in the United Kingdom, where she married her husband, Dr. Gregory Bissessar to whom she has been married for nearly forty years. While in England pursuing studies, she worked with the Church of England Children’s Society in London.

She thereafter continued her education at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (Hons.), a Diploma in Education and, pursued studies for a Master’s in Education.

On completion of her studies in Jamaica, Mrs. Persad-Bissessar entered the teaching profession. Her career history can be described as people-centered and one that has always focused her energy within the public’s eye. She taught as a high school teacher, both in Jamaica (at St. Andrew High School) and Trinidad and Tobago (at Lakshmi Girls College).

At the age of twenty-five, she became one of the youngest university lecturers at UWI, Mona Campus and also lectured at the Jamaica College of Insurance. She later taught at the UWI campus in St. Augustine, Trinidad. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to attend New York’s Colombia University to pursue doctoral research but opted, instead, to study law.

Her experiences of racial discrimination and social inequity of minority women in the United Kingdom and the black power movement raging through the Jamaican and the wider Caribbean led her to pursue a career in law inspired to achieve social justice and equality for all. She earned a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) from the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados and it was during the time of her studies there that her only child, Kris, was born. Thereafter she earned a Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad where she won prizes for the Most Outstanding Student and for Best Overall Performance.

In continuance of her lifelong pursuit of education, Mrs. Persad-Bissessar earned an Executive Master’s in Business Administration with distinction from the Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business in 2006. She is the proud grandmother of two, Kristiano and Sophie.

Political Life

In 1987, Mrs. Persad-Bissessar entered the political arena at the local government level as an Alderman for the political party National Alliance for Reconstruction (NAR) in the St Patrick’s County Council, now the Siparia Regional Corporation, for the years 1987 through 1991. At the same time, she practiced law as a private attorney. She was moved by the great numbers of poor persons suffering from economic and social discrimination and especially moved by the plight of many women and children who bore the brunt of violence and poverty in the traditionally male dominated society.

In 1994, she became an Opposition Senator for the UNC and in the 1995 General Election she was elected as the MP for Siparia for the UNC who formed the then Government. In her first term in office as an MP, Mrs. Persad-Bissessar served as the country’s first female Attorney General and also served as the Minister of Legal Affairs, the Minister of Education and acted as Prime Minister.

During her two-year service as Minister of Education, Mrs. Persad-Bissessar was instrumental in establishing Universal Secondary Education, removing the dreaded Common Entrance Examination, replacing it with the more modern Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA), and establishing some thirty-two new secondary schools in the country, amongst other major achievements. Of these secondary schools, one was the first ever government assisted Hindu Boys College (Shiva Boys), another was the first ever Pentecostal High School.

While in Government, she achieved many other milestones in her other portfolios. Cabinet accepted her recommendation for the establishment of a Family Court in Trinidad and Tobago. She took part in writing Parliamentary papers and holding consultations to enact the Equal Opportunity and Integrity in Public Life Acts. Mrs. Persad-Bissessar was also responsible for the partial computerization and launch of the automated Companies Registry.

These are but a few of the accomplishments she achieved during her first incarnation in Government.

In 2002, the UNC went into Opposition and Mrs. Persad-Bissessar continued to be elected and serve as the MP for Siparia. In April 2006, she became the first female to serve as the Leader of the Opposition, a position she held until November 2007.

On January 24, 2010, Mrs. Persad-Bissessar was elected the Political Leader for the UNC and on February, 24, 2010 she became the Leader of the Opposition. On May 24, 2010 she was re-elected MP for Siparia and became the country’s seventh, and first female, Prime Minister. She led a coalition of five parties, the People’s Partnership, to victory in the 2010 General Election. In September 2010, she led her coalition to win eleven out of fourteen regional corporations in the Local Government Election, more corporations than any other political party in the modern era.

Mrs. Persad-Bissessar came into office with a vision to put people and country first, and to ensure that every citizen of Trinidad and Tobago was given the opportunity to achieve their dreams. During her term as Prime Minister, she engaged in people centered development and sought to make Government services available throughout the country, particularly in formerly neglected rural areas. Mrs. Persad-Bissessar served as the seventh Commonwealth Chair-in-Office of the Commonwealth of Nations from May 26, 2010 through October 28, 2011. She further served as Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM from July 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.

Some of the most successful programmes and initiatives of Mrs. Persad-Bissessar’s term as Prime Minister include, the creation of the Children’s Life Fund to assist poor children to access life saving medical treatment in foreign countries, providing laptops to every single secondary school student, raising the pension and minimum wage, settling hundreds of government wage negotiations, the building and repair of hundreds of thousands of meters of roadway, the completion of nearly one hundred new schools, increasing the percentage of persons accessing tertiary education, providing running water to most of Trinidad and Tobago and passing legislation to prevent illegal spying, protect citizen’s privacy and legislation to protect children.

A book of Mrs. Persad-Bissessar’s speeches throughout the years, Through the Political Glass Ceiling was published in 2010 and a pictorial history of her political ascent, Kamla Trinidad and Tobago’s First Woman Prime Minister, was published in 2011.

She served as Prime Minister until September 7, 2015 after which date, she became the Leader of the Opposition.

Kenya Charles - St Ann’s East

A daughter of Maracas Valley St. Joseph, Kenya attended St. Xavier’s Private school and after sitting the Secondary Entrance Examination she went on to El Dorado Secondary school. While there she represented the school in football, cricket and Junior panorama.

Afterwards she went on to St. Augustine Comprehensive and won the first Intercol girls title.
Kenya currently serves as the chair of the UNC Women’s Arm of the United National Congress where she has been doing remarkable work for women across the country.

Kenya, an avid sportswoman also played football with the national Under 20 and senior level women’s football team and through her dedication and skill, she was able to obtain a scholarship to Mars Hill University, North Carolina. Not stopping there she transferred to Bethel University, Tennessee, where she became captain of the school’s varsity soccer team.

After two years at Bethel, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.
On her return to Trinidad she started working at the Ministry of Justice. While there she did a research paper on Restorative and Youth Justice, which focused on the needs of the youths in the country. Also, in her community she was a part of St. Michael’s RC Youth group, took part in the annual Easter sports and was an assistant / mentor for the Real Maracas boys Under 18 team.

Kenya is a dedicated servant of the people and remains committed to developing her nation as a young person.

St Augustine – Senator Khadijah Ameen

A young powerful and highly competent woman, Khadijah has proven herself a force to be reckoned with in the political arena. Serving as the current deputy political leader of the UNC since 2015, she continues to serve the people of Trinidad and Tobago in the Senate as a led speaker on several pieces of legislation over the years.

By age 17, Khadijah was running a homework centre and a sports and youth group from her home through her village council in Carapo. She was engaged in squatter regularization, neighbourhood watch, fighting for roads, water and lights for her community.

In the UNC she worked as a street captain, polling agent, area manager, campaign manager, served as a youth officer and chairman for numerous elections at the constituency executive level.

At age 21 she was nominated by the party to contest local government election for St. Augustine South where she served as councillor for 10 years. In 2010 she became the youngest person in history of T&T to become a Chairman of a Regional Corporation.

She later served as advisor to Minister of Local Government. At the national executive level she served as Deputy Chairman, acted as chairman and is currently Deputy Political Leader.
She completed her undergraduate studies in Public Administration at UWI and holds a Master’s in Business Administration.


St Joseph – Lt. Col Aholy Hunt
Lieutenant Colonel Ahloy Hunt is a graduate of The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Lt. Colonel Hunt possesses expert knowledge in security, criminology, and management.

The appointments he held and the institutions he served in are as follows:
· Trinidad and Tobago Regiment (TTR) as Commanding Officer Second Infantry Battalion, Battalion 2IC, Regiment Staff Officer, Regiment Training Company Commander, Rifle Company Commander, Rifle Company Commander 2IC, Adjutant Support and Services Battalion, Quarter Master, Military Transport Officer, Platoon Commander. Acted as Chief Staff Officer of the Defence Force, Commanding Officer of the Trinidad and Tobago Regiment, Commanding officer of the First Infantry Battalion and the Engineer Battalion.
· Special Anticrime Unit Trinidad and Tobago (SAUTT) as the Deputy Director of Operation and the Assistant Director of Operations.
· Strategic Services Agency (SSA) as the Director of the National Operations Centre and the Deputy Director of Operations.
Lieutenant Colonel Ahloy Hunt is the recipient of the Efficiency Decoration award from the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Trinidad and Tobago (The President) and has been recognised for his excellent contribution to the successful hosting of the Summit of the Americas conference. He possesses the following academic qualifications:
· Master of Studies in Criminology from the University of Cambridge.
· Post Graduate Diploma in Criminology from the University of Cambridge.
· Master of Business Administration from Anglia Ruskin University.

Tabaquite – Senator Anita Haynes

Senator Anita Haynes has been the Public Relations Officer for the United National Congress
(UNC) since 2017. Anita Haynes is a young professional who is passionate about public service and the development of Trinidad and Tobago. Ms Haynes has served in the Senate for three years and has debated over 50 pieces of legislation and served as Senate lead on Foreign Affairs, Energy Affairs, Communications, Education, Youth Affairs.

In addition to advanced academic training in Political Science, Anita brings over nine years of work experience at various levels of the public sector in the fields of public policy and political strategy.

A specialist in research, messaging, data analytics and strategy, Anita consolidates her education with Parliamentary experience and passionate advocacy of women’s rights, a combination which is sure to serve our national development goals.

This passion for public policy led her to pursue a degree in Government and Politics from St John’s University, New York on a full scholarship.
Under the leadership of Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar, former Prime Minister of Trinidad
and Tobago and current Political Leader of the UNC, Anita was part of a team entrusted
with building the national profile on the international arena.

Anita believes there is a role for every citizen of Trinidad and Tobago to play in taking
our nation forward. A redoubtable patriot, she places the highest regard on involving as
many voices as possible in creating the country we would like to see, nation building all of us.

Anita hopes that through her work, others who are passionate about the development of
this country will be encouraged to come forward and participate in building a better
Trinidad and Tobago.

Anita also holds a Law degree from the University of London, and is a graduate of St
Joseph’s Convent, San Fernando.

Toco/Sangre Grande – Nabila Greene

Nabila Greene is a young, ambitious, and successful woman, who has always been active within the constituency of Toco/Sangre Grande since the days of Dr. Rupert Griffith. At just 29 years of age, she has spent most of her adult life working for the people of Toco/Sangre Grande.

Nabila holds a university bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of the Southern Caribbean and a certificate in restorative practices from the International Institute of Restorative Practices. She is presently the Youth officer of the Grand Riviere Village Council as well as the president of the Toco Youths United group.

“Our team for the 2020 General Election is a mix of the young and the not so young,” Political Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said. “It is my intention to marry youth with experience; to give our young people a chance at leadership and to further empower them. They are the future of our nation.”

The United National Congress remains focused on listening to the concerns of citizens throughout the country and providing solutions. The party is ready to govern and take Trinidad and Tobago forward.

Tunapuna – David Nakhid

Mr David Martin Nakhid, a name familiar to everyone in Trinidad and Tobago has always been a man proud of his roots in Trinidad and Tobago. In his rise to International Football stardom, David remained true to the people of this great nation.

Being born in Port of Spain in 1964, David being a talented and gifted footballer attended the American University where he obtained a BA in International Relations. Afterwards he went on to place T&T on the International map by starring as a professional footballer across the world.

After David Nakhid played as a professional in Belgium, Switzerland, Greece, Lebanon, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates where he shined as a son of T&T.

Being a humble family man as a well, David is a father of three and has always yearned to contribute in another meaningful way to the development of his homeland. Being blessed with the opportunities that came with being an international footballer he has obtained a vast amount of skills throughout his career from being a FIFA presidential candidate to debating in Europe against the likes of FIFA general secetary Jerome Champagne.

Wanting the children of Trinidad and Tobago to grow up in a safe nation filled with opportunities, Nakhid has decided to enter politics as the representative for Tunapuna. He felt that the area also having a high talent pool of young people and a wealth of experience among the older generations, he can contribute tremendously using his international experience as well to transform the constituency. He has always held true to the belief that the nation stands its best way forward under the UNC and with Kamla Persad Bissessar’s leadership style of inclusion, he has been encouraged to serve.

A father of three children, David wants them to have the best possible life in Trinidad and Tobago and he is confident that the UNC will provide that future not just for all the future generations of this nation.

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UNC have to get rid of this disgusting yellow color.

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Postby eliteauto » July 5th, 2020, 11:35 pm

PNM candidates:

Toco/Sangre - Roger Munroe
Cumuto/Manzanilla - Ronney Lochan
Mayaro - Bunny Mahabirsingh
Arima - Penny Beckles
La Horquetta/Talparo - Foster Cummings
D'abadie/O'Meara -
Arouca/Maloney - Camille Robinson- Regis
Lopinot/Bon Air West - Marvin Gonzales
Tunapuna - Esmond Forde
St Augustine - Renuka Sooklal - Sagramsingh
St Joseph - Terrence Deyalsingh
Barataria/San Juan - Jason Williams
Laventille East/Morvant - Adrian Leonce
Laventille West - Fitzgerald Hinds

West Trinidad

POS North/St Ann's West - Stuart Young
POS South - Keith Scotland
St Ann's East - Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly
Diego Martin N/E - Colm Imbert
Diego Martin Central - Symon De Nobriga
Diego Martin West - Dr Keith Rowley

Central Trinidad

Caroni Central - Reyad Ali
Caroni East - Sharon Archie
Couva North - Sharda Satram
Couva South - Rajendra Rampersad
Chaguanas East - Clarence Rambharat
Chaguanas West - Rackeal Bissoon
Tabaquite - Michael Seales

South Trinidad

San Fernando East - Brian Manning
San Fernando West - Faris Al Rawi
Pointe a Pierre - Daniel Dookie
La Brea - Stephen Mc Clatchie
Point Fortin - Kennedy Richards jr.
Sparia - Rebecca Dipnarie
Fyzabad - Solange De Souza
Moruga/Tableland - Winston Peters
Oropouche East - Clifford Rambharose
Oropouche West - Lea Ramoutar
Princes Town - Sharon Baboolal
Naparima - Randy Sinanan

Tobago

Tobago East - Ayanna Webster -Roy
Tobago West - Shamfa Cudjoe

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eliteauto wrote:PNM candidates:

Toco/Sangre - Roger Munroe
Cumuto/Manzanilla - Ronney Lochan
Mayaro - Bunny Mahabirsingh
Arima - Penny Beckles
La Horquetta/Talparo - Foster Cummings
D'abadie/O'Meara -
Arouca/Maloney - Camille Robinson- Regis
Lopinot/Bon Air West - Marvin Gonzales
Tunapuna - Esmond Forde
St Augustine - Renuka Sooklal - Sagramsingh
St Joseph - Terrence Deyalsingh
Barataria/San Juan - Jason Williams
Laventille East/Morvant - Adrian Leonce
Laventille West - Fitzgerald Hinds

West Trinidad

POS North/St Ann's West - Stuart Young
POS South - Keith Scotland
St Ann's East - Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly
Diego Martin N/E - Colm Imbert
Diego Martin Central - Symon De Nobriga
Diego Martin West - Dr Keith Rowley

Central Trinidad

Caroni Central - Reyad Ali
Caroni East - Sharon Archie
Couva North - Sharda Satram
Couva South - Rajendra Rampersad
Chaguanas East - Clarence Rambharat
Chaguanas West - Rackeal Bissoon
Tabaquite - Michael Seales

South Trinidad

San Fernando East - Brian Manning
San Fernando West - Faris Al Rawi
Pointe a Pierre - Daniel Dookie
La Brea - Stephen Mc Clatchie
Point Fortin - Kennedy Richards jr.
Sparia - Rebecca Dipnarie
Fyzabad - Solange De Souza
Moruga/Tableland - Winston Peters
Oropouche East - Clifford Rambharose
Oropouche West - Lea Ramoutar
Princes Town - Sharon Baboolal
Naparima - Randy Sinanan

Tobago

Tobago East - Ayanna Webster -Roy
Tobago West - Shamfa Cudjoe


PNM come out guns blazing here, UNC looking PEP

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Postby agent007 » July 6th, 2020, 12:18 am

A quick scan of the bios for the UNC candidates suggests that they are well poised to fix this country. Developed country status is sure in the future. With these qualifications, anything is possible. Don't mind some sound questionable but that is not the point.

See breakdown below:

FRCOG - Fellow, Royal College of Gynecologists
Doctorate in Development Studies
MBA - 9
MA Mass Communications
MSc. Strategic Leadership and Management
Masters in Small and Medium Enterprise Management
Masters in Journalism
Masters in Development Studies
Masters in Criminology
M. Ed.
LPC - 1
LEC - 4
PGD in Criminology
PGD in International Studies
PGD in Business Management
LLB - 10
MBBS - 2
BSc. Electrical and Computer Engineering - 2
BA Mass Communications
Bachelors in Agronomy
Bachelors in Agribusiness
BSc. In Environmental and Natural Resource Management and Biology
Bachelors in Journalism and Geography
Bachelors in Government
BSc in Economics - 2
BA in International Relations, History and Government
BA in Criminal Justice
Bachelors in Public Administration
Bachelors in Government and Politics
Bachelors in Psychology
BA in International Relations
BA - 2
Certified Fraud Examiner
CA
CPA
CMA
Diploma in Computer Studies
Dip. Ed

Summary:
1 Specialist MD
1 Doctorate
16 Masters (9 are MBAs)
8 post graduate
30 Bachelors (10 are LLBs)
4 professional certificates
2 diplomas

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Postby Dohplaydat » July 6th, 2020, 1:00 am

agent007 wrote:A quick scan of the bios for the UNC candidates suggests that they are well poised to fix this country. Developed country status is sure in the future. With these qualifications, anything is possible. Don't mind some sound questionable but that is not the point.

See breakdown below:

FRCOG - Fellow, Royal College of Gynecologists
Doctorate in Development Studies
MBA - 9
MA Mass Communications
MSc. Strategic Leadership and Management
Masters in Small and Medium Enterprise Management
Masters in Journalism
Masters in Development Studies
Masters in Criminology
M. Ed.
LPC - 1
LEC - 4
PGD in Criminology
PGD in International Studies
PGD in Business Management
LLB - 10
MBBS - 2
BSc. Electrical and Computer Engineering - 2
BA Mass Communications
Bachelors in Agronomy
Bachelors in Agribusiness
BSc. In Environmental and Natural Resource Management and Biology
Bachelors in Journalism and Geography
Bachelors in Government
BSc in Economics - 2
BA in International Relations, History and Government
BA in Criminal Justice
Bachelors in Public Administration
Bachelors in Government and Politics
Bachelors in Psychology
BA in International Relations
BA - 2
Certified Fraud Examiner
CA
CPA
CMA
Diploma in Computer Studies
Dip. Ed

Summary:
1 Specialist MD
1 Doctorate
16 Masters (9 are MBAs)
8 post graduate
30 Bachelors (10 are LLBs)
4 professional certificates
2 diplomas


This is actually embarrassing, it's most a bunch of pointless paper mill degrees when men like Imbert have world class degrees.

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby EFFECTIC DESIGNS » July 6th, 2020, 1:10 am

lol at a politician with a degree in "Certified Fraud Examiner"

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby Gladiator » July 6th, 2020, 1:45 am

In civil engineering... What the fukk qualify he to run min of finance?

Then again PNM has a history of the square peg in the round hole...
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agent007 wrote:A quick scan of the bios for the UNC candidates suggests that they are well poised to fix this country. Developed country status is sure in the future. With these qualifications, anything is possible. Don't mind some sound questionable but that is not the point.

See breakdown below:

FRCOG - Fellow, Royal College of Gynecologists
Doctorate in Development Studies
MBA - 9
MA Mass Communications
MSc. Strategic Leadership and Management
Masters in Small and Medium Enterprise Management
Masters in Journalism
Masters in Development Studies
Masters in Criminology
M. Ed.
LPC - 1
LEC - 4
PGD in Criminology
PGD in International Studies
PGD in Business Management
LLB - 10
MBBS - 2
BSc. Electrical and Computer Engineering - 2
BA Mass Communications
Bachelors in Agronomy
Bachelors in Agribusiness
BSc. In Environmental and Natural Resource Management and Biology
Bachelors in Journalism and Geography
Bachelors in Government
BSc in Economics - 2
BA in International Relations, History and Government
BA in Criminal Justice
Bachelors in Public Administration
Bachelors in Government and Politics
Bachelors in Psychology
BA in International Relations
BA - 2
Certified Fraud Examiner
CA
CPA
CMA
Diploma in Computer Studies
Dip. Ed

Summary:
1 Specialist MD
1 Doctorate
16 Masters (9 are MBAs)
8 post graduate
30 Bachelors (10 are LLBs)
4 professional certificates
2 diplomas


This is actually embarrassing, it's most a bunch of pointless paper mill degrees when men like Imbert have world class degrees.

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby boxy » July 6th, 2020, 7:00 am

Thanks for the breakdown it seems Kams finally decided to refresh the party and get the young ones involved. The only thing I am worried about with all these qualifications is that the screening committee did its homework to avoid another false papers scandal that plagued the PP administration last time around.
agent007 wrote:A quick scan of the bios for the UNC candidates suggests that they are well poised to fix this country. Developed country status is sure in the future. With these qualifications, anything is possible. Don't mind some sound questionable but that is not the point.

See breakdown below:

FRCOG - Fellow, Royal College of Gynecologists
Doctorate in Development Studies
MBA - 9
MA Mass Communications
MSc. Strategic Leadership and Management
Masters in Small and Medium Enterprise Management
Masters in Journalism
Masters in Development Studies
Masters in Criminology
M. Ed.
LPC - 1
LEC - 4
PGD in Criminology
PGD in International Studies
PGD in Business Management
LLB - 10
MBBS - 2
BSc. Electrical and Computer Engineering - 2
BA Mass Communications
Bachelors in Agronomy
Bachelors in Agribusiness
BSc. In Environmental and Natural Resource Management and Biology
Bachelors in Journalism and Geography
Bachelors in Government
BSc in Economics - 2
BA in International Relations, History and Government
BA in Criminal Justice
Bachelors in Public Administration
Bachelors in Government and Politics
Bachelors in Psychology
BA in International Relations
BA - 2
Certified Fraud Examiner
CA
CPA
CMA
Diploma in Computer Studies
Dip. Ed

Summary:
1 Specialist MD
1 Doctorate
16 Masters (9 are MBAs)
8 post graduate
30 Bachelors (10 are LLBs)
4 professional certificates
2 diplomas

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby Redman » July 6th, 2020, 7:07 am

If we are still governed by a political system that is founded on maximum leader politics...then what good are qualified people with out the moral fibers and experience to do anything except tow the party line?
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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby *$kїđž!™ » July 6th, 2020, 7:07 am

So rowley manifesto is more tax in yuh ass..
Well he said it....

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby Dizzy28 » July 6th, 2020, 8:10 am

Wonder if the the Dr Rishad Seecharan is the same Rishad who attended Hillview? A whole family of doctors actually

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Re: The 2020 General Election Thread (AUGUST 10TH)

Postby jhonnieblue » July 6th, 2020, 8:15 am

Manifestos for the parties released?

Anyone could put the bio of each representative for their respective areas together to see how they hold up against each other?

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