Senate (Trinidad and Tobago)
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Senate Trinidad and Tobago
Senate
11th Republican Parliament
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Logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Nigel DeFreitas, PNM
Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate
Wade Mark, UNC
Structure
Seats31
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Political groups
Government
  •   People's National Movement (16)

Official Opposition

Other

Elections
Appointment by the president on advice of the prime minister (16), at her discretion (9) and opposition leader (6)
Meeting place
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The Red House, Abercromby Street, Downtown, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Website
www.ttparliament.org
Constitution
Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago

The Senate of Trinidad and Tobago is the appointed upper house of the bicameral Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago, along with the President and House of Representatives of Trinidad and Tobago. The Senate currently sits at the Red House. The Senate has 31 members all appointed by the President: 16 Government Senators appointed on the advice of the Prime Minister, 6 Opposition Senators appointed on the advice of the Leader of the Opposition and 9 Independent Senators appointed on the discretion of the President from outstanding persons who represent other sectors of civil society. The presiding officer, the President of the Senate, is elected from among the Senators who are not Ministers or Parliamentary Secretaries. A senator must be at least 25 years old and a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago. The current President of the Senate is Senator Christine Kangaloo. As of 20 April 2021, there are only 13 female senators, or 41.9%[2] and 5 Tobagonian senators or 16.7%.[3][4]

Party Affiliation

Affiliation Members
  People's National Movement 16
  Independent 9
  United National Congress 6
Total 31

Leadership

Presiding officers

Office Officer Since
President of the Senate
Christine Kangaloo 23 September 2015
Vice President of the Senate Nigel de Freitas 23 September 2015

Majority Leadership

Office Officer Since
Leader of Government Business in the Senate Clarence Rambharat
17 April 2021

Minority Leadership

Office Officer Since
Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate Wade Mark 23 September 2015

Senators

Member of Parliament Party Appointed Office
Christine Kangaloo PNM 23 September 2015 President of the Senate
Member of Parliament Party Appointed Office
  Sheraz Ali PNM 27 April 2021
  Hassell Bacchus PNM 19 August 2020 Minister in the Ministry of Public

Administration and Digital Transformation

  Yokymma Bethelmy PNM 19 August 2020
  Amery Browne PNM 19 August 2020 Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs
  Donna Cox PNM 21 July 2019 Minister of Social Development and Family

Services

  Nigel de Freitas[5] PNM 23 September 2015 Vice President of the Senate
  Amrita Deonarine Independent 20 November 2018
  Varma Deyalsingh Independent 19 October 2018
  Maria Dillon-Remy Independent 20 November 2018
  Paula Gopee-Scoon PNM 11 September 2015 Minister of Trade and Industry Enterprise

Development

  Kazim Hosein PNM 31 October 2016 Minister of Local Government and Rural

Development

  Jearlean John UNC 28 August 2020
  Laurel Lezama-Lee Sing PNM 28 August 2020
  Jayanti Lutchmedial UNC 28 August 2020
  Damian Lyder UNC 28 August 2020
  Wade Mark UNC 23 September 2015 Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate
  Randall Mitchell PNM 19 August 2020 Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts
  David Nakhid UNC 28 August 2020
  Clarence Rambharat PNM 11 September 2015 Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries

Leader of Government Business in the Senate

  Paul Richards Independent 23 September 2015
  Anil Roberts UNC 28 August 2020
  Renuka Sagramsingh-Sooklal PNM 19 August 2020 Minister in the Office of the Attorney
  Charrise Seepersad Independent 20 November 2018
  Rohan Sinanan PNM 24 November 2015 Minister of Works and Transport
  Avinash Singh PNM 10 December 2013 Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture,

Land and Fisheries

  Deoroop Teemal Independent 20 November 2018
  Hazel Thompson-Ahye Independent 20 November 2018
  Anthony Viera Independent 2 August 2013
  Evans Welch Independent 28 August 2020
  Allyson West PNM 29 June 2017 Minister of Public Administration and Digital

Transformation

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.ttparliament.org/members.php?mid=55&id=CKA01
  2. ^ "Monthly ranking of women in national parliaments". Parline: the IPU's Open Data Platform. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Log into Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved . Cite uses generic title (help)
  4. ^ "Senate to debate THA Bill on March 2". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. 2021-02-22. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Senate to debate THA Bill on March 2". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. 2021-02-22. Archived from the original on 2021-02-23. Retrieved .

Notes

  1. ^ Kangaloo was elected President of the Senate under the nomination of the PNM. However, the position of Senate President is officially one without political affiliation.[1]

External links


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