Senate (Trinidad and Tobago)

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Christine Kangaloo (PNM)
Nigel DeFreitas (PNM)
Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate
Wade Mark (UNC/PP)
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Meeting place
The Red House, Abercromby Street, Downtown, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
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The Senate is the appointed upper house of the bicameral Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago. The Senate currently sits at Tower D, International Waterfront Centre in Port of Spain as the traditional seat, the Red House is undergoing restoration. 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 in 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.


President of the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Senator the Honourable Christine Kangaloo

Independent Senators[edit]

  • Sen. Paul Richards
  • Sen. Sophia Chote SC
  • Sen. Charrise Seepersad
  • Sen. Deoroop Teemal
  • Sen. Hazel Thompson-Ahye
  • Sen. Dr. Maria Dillon-Remy
  • Sen. Amrita Deonarine
  • Sen. Dr. Varma Deyalsingh
  • Sen. Anthony Viera

Government Senators[edit]

  • Sen. Nigel de Freitas (Senate Vice-President)
  • Sen. the Hon. Franklin Khan (Leader of Government Business in the Senate & Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs)
  • Sen. the Hon. Clarence Rambharat (Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries)
  • Sen. the Hon. Dennis Moses (Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs)
  • Sen. the Hon. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus (Minister of Labour & Small Enterprise Development)
  • Sen. the Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon (Minister of Trade and Industry)
  • Sen. Avinash Singh (Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries)
  • Sen. Dr. Lester Henry
  • Sen. Daniel Dookie
  • Sen. Foster Cummings
  • Sen. Garvin Simmonette
  • Sen. the Hon. Rohan Sinanan (Minister of Works and Transport)
  • Sen. the Hon. Kazim Hosein (Minister of Local Government)
  • Sen. the Hon. Robert Le Hunte (Minister of Public Utilities)
  • Sen. the Hon. Allyson West (Minister in the Ministry of Finance)

Opposition Senators[edit]

  • Sen. Wade Mark (Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate)
  • Sen. Ashvani Mahabir
  • Sen. Khadijah Ameen
  • Sen. Anita Haynes
  • Sen. Saddam Hosein
  • Sen. Taharqa Obika

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