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Keith Rowley


Keith Christopher Rowley

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7th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

9 September 2015
PresidentAnthony Carmona
Paula-Mae Weekes
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Leader of the Opposition of Trinidad and Tobago

4 June 2010 - 9 September 2015
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Leader of the People's National Movement

26 May 2010
Patrick Manning
Member of Parliament
for Diego Martin West

1991
Margaret Olive Hector
Majority8,710 (53%)
Chairman of the Caribbean Community

1 January 2021[1] - 30 June 2021[2]
Secretary-GeneralIrwin LaRocque
Ralph Gonsalves
Gaston Browne
Member of the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago

1987-1990
Personal details
Born
Keith Christopher Rowley

(1949-10-24) 24 October 1949 (age 71)
Mason Hall, Saint George, Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago[3]
Political partyPeople's National Movement
Spouse(s)Sharon Rowley
Residence
Alma materUniversity of the West Indies
Nickname(s)Raging Bull,[6][7][8][9][10][11] Rottweiler,[12] Keithos,[13] Doc, Uncle Keith [14]

Keith Christopher Rowley (born 24 October 1949) is a Trinidadian and Tobagonian politician serving as the seventh and present prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago, first elected into office on 9 September 2015 and again following the 2020 National General Elections.[15] He has led the People's National Movement (PNM) since May 2010 and was Leader of the Opposition from 2010 to 2015. He has also served as the Member of the House of Representatives for Diego Martin West since 1991.[16] He is a volcanologist by profession, holding a doctorate in geology, specializing in geochemistry.[17]

Career

Rowley was a pupil of Bishop's High School, Tobago, and graduated from the University of the West Indies (Mona).[18] He then went on to earn an MSc (1974) and a PhD (1978) from the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine in geology, specializing in geochemistry.[19][20] He first served in Parliament as an opposition senator from 1987 to 1990 (3rd Parliament). Subsequently, he was appointed as Minister of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources (4th Parliament), Minister of Planning and Development and Minister of Housing (8th Parliament) and Minister of Trade and Industry (9th Parliament).

Leader of the Opposition

Following the People's National Movement's defeat in the 2010 general election, Rowley was appointed as Leader of the Opposition.[21] Rowley has served on several parliamentary committees. In 2004, he chaired the Joint Select Committee of Parliament which examined and made recommendations for the live broadcasting of parliamentary debates.

Prime Minister

Rowley led the People's National Movement in the September 2015 general election, in which his party secured 23 out of 41 seats in the House of Representatives to form the government, defeating the previous People's Partnership coalition government. On 9 September 2015, Rowley was sworn in as Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago by President Anthony Carmona,[22] and is credited for the revival of the local natural gas sector and laying groundwork for further oil and gas exploration, the largest economic sector of Trinidad and Tobago.[] Rowley again led the People's National Movement to victory in the August 10th 2020 general elections for another term in government. He was sworn in as Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago on 19 August by Her Excellency, President Paula-Mae Weekes at the President's House in St. Anns after the Opposition party asked for recounts to be done in marginal constituencies. He tested positive for COVID-19 in April 2021.[23]

References

  1. ^ "Jamaica Observer Limited". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ https://caricom.org/wp-content/uploads/Rotation-Schedule-for-the-Chairmanship-of-the-Conference-Jan-2018-Jun-2025.pdf
  3. ^ "Office of The Prime Minister - Republic of Trinidad and Tobago". www.opm.gov.tt. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "Office of The Prime Minister - Republic of Trinidad and Tobago". www.opm.gov.tt.
  5. ^ "$18m for PM's official Tobago residence". www.guardian.co.tt.
  6. ^ Rambally, Rhonda Krystal (3 July 2016). "Political controversy". www.guardian.co.tt.
  7. ^ "Jamaica Observer Limited". Jamaica Observer.
  8. ^ "Power 102.1FM Digital". Power 102.1FM Digital.
  9. ^ "Will the real Keith Rowley please stand up". 12 May 2014.
  10. ^ "Latin American Herald Tribune - One-Time Outcast Leads Party to Victory in Trinidad and Tobago". www.laht.com.
  11. ^ "Country failed to heed Manning's warning about the 'raging bull'". Trinidad Express.
  12. ^ https://trinidadexpress.com/opinion/columnists/rottweiler-diplomacy/article_cf16a65c-5342-11e9-91c0-ffae223cfb1e.html
  13. ^ https://newsday.co.tt/2018/01/01/christmas-term-mps-class-report-card/
  14. ^ https://www.cnc3.co.tt/moruga-tableland-constituentsno-lovell-francis-no-vote/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ "Rowley on course for another term as T&T Prime Minister". www.loopcayman.com.
  16. ^ "Current Members of the House of Representatives > The Honorable Dr. Keith Rowley, MP". Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago. Retrieved 2010.
  17. ^ "Political Leader - Dr. Keith Rowley" Archived 26 July 2019 at the Wayback Machine, PNM.
  18. ^ "People's National Movement Trinidad and Tobago - Political Leader - Dr. Keith Rowley". www.pnm.org.tt. Retrieved 2016.
  19. ^ Rowley, Keith C. (1974). The late-pleistocene pyroclast fall deposits of Soufriere, St. Vincent (MSc Thesis). Seismic Research Unit, The University of the West Indies at St. Augustine. OCLC 861504744.
  20. ^ Rowley, Keith C. (1978). Stratigraphy and geochemistry of the Soufrière Volcano, St. Vincent, West Indies (PhD Thesis). Seismic Research Unit, University of the West Indies at St. Augustine. OCLC 861505021.
  21. ^ Julien, Joel (1 July 2010). "Manning skips Rowley swearing-in". Trinidad Express Newspaper. Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 2010.
  22. ^ "Rowley sworn in as T&T PM", Stabroek News, 9 September 2015.
  23. ^ https://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/caribbean/20210406/trinidads-pm-keith-rowley-tests-positive-covid-19

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Patrick Manning
Leader of the People's National Movement
2010-present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Leader of the Opposition
2010-2015
Succeeded by
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Preceded by
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Prim Trinidad and Tobago
2015-present
Incumbent

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