Ministry of Health Media Conference - Wednesday 18th November, 2020
The Office of the Prime Minister provides professional and other support to the Prime Minister and the Cabinet and is responsible for co-ordinating the implementation of decisions taken by the Prime Minister and the Cabinet in order to ensure and promote the effective and efficient conduct of business of the Government.
Follow us on other social media platforms! Twitter: OPM_TT https://twitter.com/OPM_TT Instagram: OPM_TT https://www.instagram.com/opm_tt/ YouTube: Office of the Prime Minister Trinidad and Tobago https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo_F2Z6AkFnEadn_Ejwl3rw Biography: Dr Keith Christopher Rowley was born on October 24th 1949 in Mason Hall, Tobago, and was raised by his grandparents, who were prominent Tobago farmers. Dr Rowley completed his secondary schooling at Bishop's High School, (BHS) Tobago and his sterling academic performance saw him capture the prestigious Sylvan Bowles Scholarship at BHS. He then commenced his studies at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, from where he graduated with a BSc. Geology (First Class Honours), Geography (First Class Honours); MSc in Volcanic Stratigraphy, UWI, St. Augustine. He is a Volcanologist who obtained his Doctorate in Geology, specialising in Geochemistry. He is a known nature lover, who enjoys gardening, hiking and is an avid golfer. As a Research Scientist he held the positions of Research Fellow and later Head of the Seismic Research Unit at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. He was also the General Manager of State-owned National Quarries Company Limited. He first ran for political office in 1981, where he contested the Tobago West seat. To date Keith Rowley has the distinction of being the only Peoples National Movement (PNM) candidate to have contested a seat in a General Election in both Tobago and Trinidad. Dr Keith Christopher Rowley is the Member of the House of Representatives for Diego Martin West in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago, where he has represented that constituency since 1991 having been re-elected in 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2007 and 2010. Dr Rowley first served in Parliament as an Opposition Senator from 1987-1990. He later served at Cabinet level holding, at various times, the portfolios: Minister of Agriculture, Lands and Marine Resources, Minister of Planning and Development, Minister of Housing Minister of Trade and Industry. Governor of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB). Trinidad and Tobago’s representative Governor of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Following the People's National Movement (PNM)'s defeat in the Trinidad and Tobago General Election, 2010, Dr Rowley was appointed Leader of the Opposition of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and was elected Political Leader of the People’s National Movement in 2010. On September 7th 2015 Dr Rowley led the People’s National Movement to general election victory, to become the 7th prime minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Dr Rowley is married to attorney -at- law Sharon Rowley, they have two daughters Tonya (attorney-at-law) and Sonel (post graduate student) both of whom won national scholarships. Biography: Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs and Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister- The Honorable Stuart R Young, MP Stuart Richard Young has been a practicing attorney for the past 18 years and has been admitted to the bar in Trinidad & Tobago, England and Wales, the Commonwealth of Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda. On September 11th, 2015 he was appointed as a Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs and on March 17th, 2016 his portfolio was expanded with his further appointment as a Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister. He was appointed to the PNM’s team in the Senate as a temporary Opposition Senator in March 2014 and currently serves as the PNM’s MP for the Port of Spain North/ St. Ann’s West constituency after the September 2015 General Election. A graduate of the University of Nottingham, Young has acquired a wealth of experience practicing as Counsel in civil law matters, including in the areas of commercial litigation, banking, insurance, industrial relations, public law and constitutional law, medical negligence and election petitions having dealt with many complex litigation matters and matters of public importance during his career. He has appeared as Counsel in Commissions of Enquiry, including, the Piarco Commission of Enquiry, the Commission of Enquiry into the Construction Sector and the Commission of Enquiry into the Hindu Credit Union and CLF. He is a member of the Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn in the United Kingdom. He has served as Member of the Council of the Law Association and as a Member of the Legislative Committee of AMCHAM. A graduate of St Mary’s College, Young is a sport enthusiast who has competed in triathlons, has a black belt in shotokan karate and has played many sports at competitive levels, including, swimming, rugby and cricket. ---
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