Sunday, September 27, 2015

SIDS education culture agenda before UNESCO Executive Board

Details of funds and activities that would impact Small Island Developing States (SIDS) within UNESCO will come before the UNESCO Executive Board’s 197th session in Paris next week.
This was among items promoted by Trinidad and Tobago with Caribbean and SIDS colleagues at the Executive Board’s spring sitting in April 2015. It has hadwidespread support from SIDS and other states of the 58-member Executive Board.
While SIDS has been on the agenda of UNESCO for some time, we felt that UNESCO’s focus on actions should be sharpened, and the budgets available to implement these be specified so as to not be lost among the wide range of activities of UNESCO in the spheres of education, culture, information and communications and science.
We requested the Director General to present specific details of UNESCO’s focus on SIDS so as to assess what gaps needed to be filled, whether in relation to programmes or budgets.
Some 45 other items will receive the Board’s attention over the two week period including the contribution of the programme on Management of Social Transformations to the UN Post 2015 agenda.
Trinidad and Tobago hosted the Latin American and Caribbean MOST Ministers in 2012 while I was chair of the National Commission for UNESCO.
The Execitive Board will also consider proposals to introduce an International Day for the defence of the mangrove ecosystem and an International Access to Information Day; the contribution of UNESCO to combating climate change in COP 21; and UNESCO’s relations with non-governmental partners.
The Executive Board will further consider a protocol to set up a Conciliation and Good Offices Commission that would settle disputes between States Parties to the Convention against Discrimination in Education, and a roadmap for UNESCO’s programme on preventing and addressing school-related gender-based violence.
It will examine recommendations for Promotion and Use of Multilingualism and Universal Access to Cyberspace, on the Status of the Artist, Status of Teachers (CEART) and Higher-Education Teaching Personnel, and reports on the implementation of the Information for All Programme (IFAP, 2014-2015).
Enhancing UNESCO’s Contributions to Promote Culture of Respect; reinforcement of UNESCO’s action for the protection of culture and the promotion of cultural pluralism; preparation of a global convention on the recognition of higher education qualifications; the outcomes of the World Education Forum 2015 and geographical distribution and gender balance of the staff of the UNESCO Secretariat are other agenda items that are of particular relevance to Trinidad and Tobago and the Latin Americans and Caribbean regions.
Dr Kris Rampersad is an independent media cultural and literary educator and consultant. She is the UNESCO-trained facilitator for the English speaking Caribbean on safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage and World Heritage Conventions and was an independent expert on the consultative body of the international UNESCO intergovernmental committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage.  She has co-chaired UNESCO’s programme and external relations commission since 2014. One of three constitutional organs of UNESCO, the Executive Board is elected by the General Conference to prepare UNESCO’s programme of work and budget estimates and provide oversight to implementation of programmes and actions by the Director-General.
Dr Rampersad will also chair the Education Commission of the UNESCO General Assembly to take place in Paris in November 2015.
See also:
https://m.guardian.co.tt/news/2015-09-27/unesco-funds-sids-education-culture-under-scrutiny—rampersad
Published:
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Details of funds and activities impacting Small Island Developing States (Sids) within Unesco will come before the executive board’s 197th session in Paris next week.
This was among items promoted by T&T’s representative on the board, Dr Kris Rampersad, with Caribbean colleagues at the board’s spring (April 2015) sitting which has had widespread support from Sids and other states of the 58-member executive board.
“While Sids has been on the agenda of Unesco for some time, we felt that Unesco’s focus on actions should be sharpened, and the budgets available to implement these be specified so as to not be lost among the wide range of activities of Unesco in the spheres of education, culture, information and communications and science, said Dr Rampersad.
“We requested the director general to present specific details of Unesco’s focus on Sids so as to assess what gaps needed to be filled, whether in relation to programmes or budgets.”
Rampersad has co-chaired Unesco’s programme and external relations commission since 2014. One of three constitutional organs of Unesco, the executive board is elected by the general conference to prepare Unesco’s programme of work and budget estimates and provide oversight to implementation of programmes and actions by the director general.
Rampersad noted that some 45 other items will receive the board’s attention over the two-week period, including the contribution of the programme on Management of Social Transformations to the UN Post 2015 agenda, as she recalled that T&T hosted the Latin American and Caribbean MOST Ministers in 2012 while she chaired the national commission for Unesco.
The board will also consider proposals to introduce an International Day for the defence of the mangrove ecosystem and an International Access to Information Day, the contribution of Unesco to combating climate change in COP 21; and Unesco’s relations with non-governmental partners, she said.
Rampersad, who will also chair the Education Commission of the Unesco General Assembly to take place in Paris in November, said the executive board will further consider a protocol to set up a Conciliation and Good Offices Commission that would settle disputes between States Parties to the Convention against Discrimination in Education, and a roadmap for Unesco’s programme on preventing and addressing school-related gender-based violence.
It will examine recommendations for Promotion and Use of Multilingualism and Universal Access to Cyberspace, on the Status of the Artist, Status of Teachers (CEART) and Higher-Education Teaching Personnel.
Reports on the implementation of the Information for All Programme (IFAP) (2014-2015), enhancing Unesco’s Contributions to Promote Culture of Respect, reinforcement of Unesco’s action for the protection of culture and the promotion of cultural pluralism, preparation of a global convention on the recognition of higher education qualifications; the outcomes of the World Education Forum 2015 and geographical distribution and gender balance of the staff of the Unesco Secretariat are other agenda items that are of particular relevance to T&T and the Latin Americans and Caribbean regions, said Rampersad.
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Friday, September 18, 2015

Economic Options Governments cannot ignore Budget2015 The Emperor's New Tools

Between the euphoria of gaining office and the trepidation at what lies ahead with plummeting oil economy, the new Government of Trinidad and Tobago is not without options to propel the socio-cultural and economic well being of the country forward with some new innovative, imaginative, and progressive-thinking economic alternatives that are only waiting to be grasped. (Click on images this page to view videos)
With its oil-clogged mentality,Trinidad and Tobago, locked into hard-to-break traditionalist hard to break economic modes, and a few stubborn, resistant and defiant archaic conservative bureaucracies, has been comparatively slow on the take towards progressive sustainable development initiatives that its collective natural and cultural heritage sectors offer in synergising existing resources in community development, energy, agriculture, tourism, environment, culture and the arts, education, science and technology, trade and others.
Slow, that is, in comparison to where it can be, with the natural and human resource base it has and what it could achieve with such a range of heritage resources from the technological and industrial of the energy sector to its geophysical and multicultural amalgam.
Add to that the grip of politically-perpetuated divisiveness that has seeped  - some may want to believe, inobtrusively (some of us, otherwise) - into the psyche on display on social media during and post- election-mania, and which continuously surfaces in the ways in which our institutions function; the perpetually-in-crisis-for-the-last-decade integrity commission for instance and which has contributed in no small measure to such economic and socio-cultural retardation.
What suffers in all of this is - apart from denying ourselves access to an enormous economic esoteric resource base that can open up new income generating, employment and avenues for prosperity for every segment of our society - we are also stifling the socio-cultural impacts effective inclusive orientations, outlooks, programmes and actions can have on a society.
As a small island state, with limited land space, bounded by the sea, and a population, numerically small albeit with boundless skills, talented and creativity, we cannot afford to ignore that those elements considered our limitations are also our strengths..
The historical demarcations that continue to challenge the forging, and forging ahead of our society, remain the ongoing challenge of political governance.
It was for the last regime and those that preceded it, and it will remain the challenge of this regime.
Tapping into the intelligence, the knowledge and skills, and the strengths of a relatively educated and incontestably talented population while drawing out the potential of these resources would require ....
(to be continued ...More...next: education options....

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

T&T Author To Chair UNESCO Education Commission




Trinidad author to chair UNESCO Education Commission

    


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Dr Kris Rampersad, Trinidad and Tobago representative on UNESCO Executive Board, 2013 to 2017

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The particular challenges of small island developing states (SIDS), and the particular realities of Trinidad and Tobago as a small island with a continental physical and natural heritage, require special focus within UNESCO programmes and budgets, according to recommendations presented by Dr Kris Rampersad, Trinidad and Tobago representative to the UNESCO executive board during its 196th session in Paris, France.

Rampersad was unanimously presented by colleagues of the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) and accepted by the executive board to chair the Education Commission at the upcoming 38th sessions of the UNESCO general assembly to take place in November.

The decision took place at the 196th session of the UNESCO executive board, on which Rampersad serves as the representative of Trinidad and Tobago. She has been unanimously elected to co-chair the executive board’s Programme and External Relations Commission for the three consecutive sessions since 2013.

The general assembly and the executive board are the two governing organs of UNESCO.

“These provide considerable opportunities to advance Trinidad and Tobago’s presence in UNESCO which is working to build a culture of peace and share our experiences and challenges in the region in this respect in the face of numerous challenges, including size and capacity as small island sovereign states,” she said.

Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh has commended Rampersad’s work on the UNESCO board and her upcoming chairmanship of Trinidad and Tobago, recognising the significant place Trinidad and Tobago has occupied within UNESCO, now celebrating its 70th anniversary.

The Trinidad and Tobago representative maintained a high level of participation and representation in the numerous activities of the executive board strengthening networks with representatives of SIDS, the Commonwealth, GRULAC, and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) within UNESCO.

She presented the Trinidad and Tobago national Leading for Literacy Now! project as a model approach to address challenges with literacy; and identified challenges identified in the allied National Commission Leading for Numeracy initiatives.

Leading for Literacy Now was a programme introduced during her term as chair of the National Commission (2011-2015) in conjunction with declaration of a Decade for Literacy for Trinidad and Tobago implemented by the Elizabeth Crouch-headed Education Committee of the National Commission.

It was inspired by UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova’s 10,000 Principal Leadership programme, with financial support from UNESCO, the ministry of education, the private sector and also represents a model UNESCO-public-private sector partnership initiative.

Rampersad has actively contributed to UNESCO’s efforts over the past two years in defining actions for programmes and budgets that will meet the needs of small island states; and suggested ways of deepening synergies across UNESCO programme areas of science, education, cultural heritage conservation and advancing the creative industries, and use of information and communications to achieve greater efficiency, effectiveness and cost savings.

She advocated the need to ensure balanced and equitable programme focus and allocations through the debates on UNESCO’s role in the UN post-2015 education agenda; UNESCO’s alignment with the Global Geo Parks initiative, protection of journalists, the centralisation of culture in development, and a deeper role of UNESCO Institute of Statistics in matters related to SIDS.

She further participated in UNESCO’s introduction of a new International Day of University Sports, the rights to learning without fear and making classrooms safe zones, facilitation of technical and vocational education and education in the digital age; the place of information and communication technologies to advance learning of persons with disabilities; developing global citizenship, among others.

Rampersad is an author and an independent media, cultural and literary development educator and consultant. She was appointed to the UNESCO executive board in 2013, following UNESCO elections in which Trinidad and Tobago polled the highest number of votes within the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC).











http://www.caribbeannewsnow.com/headline-Trinidad-author-to-chair-UNESCO-Education-Commission-27489.html

http://newsday.co.tt/news/0,216691.html
UNESCO rep calls for help for Small Island States
Monday, September 7 2015
The particular challenges of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and the particular realities of Trinidad and Tobago as a small island with a continental physical and natural heritage, require special focus within UNESCO programmes and budgets.
This was among the recommendations presented by Dr Kris Rampersad, Trinidad and Tobago (TT) Representative to the UNESCO Executive Board during its 196th session in Paris, France.

Rampersad was presented by colleagues of the Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) and accepted by the Executive Board to chair the Education Commission at the upcoming 38th sessions of the UNESCO General Assembly to take place in November.

The decision took place at the 196th session of the UNESCO Executive Board, in which Rampersad serves as the TT Representative.

She has been elected to co-chair the Executive Board’s Programme and External Relations Commission for the three consecutive sessions since 2013 – 194th, 195th, and 196th.

The General Assembly and the Executive Board are the two governing organs of UNESCO.

“These provide considerable opportunities to advance Trinidad and Tobago’s presence in UNESCO which is working to build a culture of peace and share our experiences and challenges in the region in this respect in the face of numerous challenges, including size and capacity as small island sovereign states,” she said.

Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh has commended D Rampersad’s work on the UNESCO Board and her upcoming chairmanship of TT, recognising the significant place TT has occupied within UNESCO, now celebrating its 70th anniversary.

The TT representative maintained a high level of participation and representation in the numerous activities of the Executive Board strengthening networks with representatives of SIDS, the Commonwealth, GRULAC, and CARICOM within UNESCO.

She presented the TT national Leading for Literacy Now! Project as a model approach to address challenges with literacy; and identified challenges identified in the allied National Commission Leading for Numeracy initiatives.

Leading for Literacy Now was a programme introduced during her term as Chair of the National Commission (2011-2015) in conjunction with declaration of a Decade for Literacy for Trinidad and Tobago implemented by the Elizabeth Crouch-headed Education Committee of the National Commission. It was inspired by UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova’s 10,000 Principal Leadership programme, with financial support from UNESCO, the Ministry of Education, the private sector and also represents a model UNESCO-public- private sector partnership initiative.

Rampersad has actively contributed to UNESCO’s efforts over the past two years in defining actions for programmes and budgets that will meet the needs of Small Island States; and suggested ways of deepening synergies across UNESCO programme areas of science, education, cultural heritage conservation and advancing the creative industries, and use of information and communications to achieve greater efficiency, effectiveness and cost savings.

She advocated the need to ensure balanced and equitable programme focus and allocations through the debates on UNESCO’s role in the UN post- 2015 education agenda; UNESCO’s alignment with the Global Geo Parks initiative, protection of journalists, the centralisation of culture in development, and a deeper role of UNESCO Institute of Statistics in matters related to SIDS.

She further participated in UNESCO’s introduction of a new International Day of University Sports, the rights to learning without fear and making classrooms safe zones, facilitation of technical and vocational education and education in the digital age; the place of information and communication technologies to advance learning of persons with disabilities; developing global citizenship, among others.

Rampersad is an author and an independent media, cultural and literary development educator and consultant.

She was appointed to the UNESCO Executive Board in 2013, following UNESCO elections in which TT polled the highest number of votes within the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries. 

Trinidad author to chair UNESCO Education Commission

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The particular challenges of small island developing states , and the particular realities of Trinidad and Tobago as a small island with a continental physical and natural heritage, require special focus within UNESCO programmes and budgets, according to recommendations presented by Dr Kris Rampersad, Trinidad and Tobago representative to the UNESCO executive board during its 196th session in Paris, France. Rampersad was unanimously presented by colleagues of the Latin American and Caribbean Group and accepted by the executive board to chair the Education Commission at the upcoming 38th sessions of the UNESCO general assembly to take place in November.
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T&T author chairs Unesco Education Commission

http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2015-09-06/tt-author-chairs-unesco-education-commission
Published: 
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Dr Kris Rampersad
Author and former T&T Guardian Sunday editor Dr Kris Rampersad says special focus should be give to small island states by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).
Rampersad, who represented T&T at the Unesco Executive Board during its 196th session in Paris, said because of the challenges of small states, countries like T&T required special focus within Unesco programmes and budgets.
She suggested ways of “deepening synergies in the areas of science, education, cultural heritage conservation and advancing the creative industries, and use of information and communications to achieve greater efficiency, effectiveness and cost savings.”
Rampersad also said there was a need to ensure balanced and equitable programme focus and allocations through the debates on Unesco’s role in the UN post-2015 education agenda.
She also called for “Unesco’s alignment with the Global Geo Parks initiative, protection of journalists, the centralisation of culture in development, and a deeper role of Unesco Institute of Statistics in matters related to SIDs.” 
Rampersad has also advocated the rights to learning without fear, making classrooms safe zones, facilitation of technical and vocational education in the digital age, helping the disabled with ICT and developing global citizenship.


Trinidad and Tobago vice-chairs UNESCO's programmes/external relations commission
Published on October 25, 2014Email To Friend    Print Version

PARIS, France -- Dr Kris Rampersad, Trinidad and Tobago’s representative to the UNESCO executive board, was elected unopposed as the vice-chair of UNESCO’s programmes and external services commission (PX) to the board for the second consecutive time. The PX Commission is one of two commissions of the UNESCO executive board and is charged with examining and directing UNESCO’s programmes. It is chaired by Porfirio Thierry Muñoz Ledo of Mexico.

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Dr Kris Rampersad
Now chaired by Egypt’s Mohamed Sameh Amr, the 58-member executive board, currently in its 195th session in Paris, is one of three governing organs of UNESCO with the General Assembly and Secretariat. It is responsible for appraising and informing UNESCO’s work programme and budgets. This is the first year of Trinidad and Tobago’s term on the board since it was elected by the 2013 General Assembly, when it polled the highest number of votes among candidates for the Latin American and Caribbean (GRULAC) region.

Rampersad, a cultural heritage researcher, educator and multimedia journalist, is a former independent member of the consultative body of UNESCO Inter-Governmental Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage, and chair of the Trinidad and Tobago National Commission for UNESCO.

She also serves on the advisory boards of the International Culture University and the International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism, and has worked across the UN, Commonwealth and OAS regions working with multisectoral partners in civil society, government, private sector, academia and intergovernmental agencies to devise multidimensional approaches to addressing challenges of change sustainable development.

She has devised and conducted creative interactive courses, seminars and education programmes that encourage critical interrogation of development agendas to stimulate people-centred, gender and culture-sensitive paths to progress.

These include evaluations and assessments of north-south relations and particularly the small island developing states of the Caribbean in international policy arena, particularly in relation to gender, governance, culture and education at such forums as Commonwealth and OAS Summits; World Summit of Information Society; World Summit on Arts and Culture, Commonwealth Diversity Conferences, International Conferences on Cultural Policy Research, Brussels Briefings on Agriculture of the ACP-EU, among others.

Her successful pilot strategy for such round-table engagements to explore solutions towards food security was adopted as the model for the ACP-EU International Seminar on Media and Agriculture in Brussels.

Rampersad is the author of the three acclaimed seminal groundbreaking works: Finding a Place on the Indo-Trinidadian literary history of Trinidad and Tobago; Through the Political Glass Ceiling – Race to Prime Ministership by Trinidad and Tobago’s First Female and LiTTscapes – Landscapes of Fiction from Trinidad and Tobago which features its literary heritage through more than 100 works by more than 60 writers since 1595.
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Myths of the Melting Pot: Challenge to Governing Diversity in a Multicultural Small Island Developing State

Peaceful Election Transition in a Diverse Society is another win for the People of Trinidad & Tobago!

Myths of the Melting Pot: Challenges to Governing Diversity in a Multicultural Small Island Developing State


As Trinidad and Tobago wakes up to a new Government, it faces the ongoing challenge that has continued to plague every regime since Independence in our ongoing evolution as a nation state: the inadequacies of the Constitution, the election system and institutions to accommodate an evolving hybrid and diverse society in which the people have themselves evolved new expectations. Such expectations are heightened for the apparatus of State to give effect to the national motto: Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve, and the resounding line from the National Anthem, that Here Every Creed and Race Finds an Equal Place.
Can you see what is missing in this picture?
 The election map on this page in one sense represents that diversity - that we are not a mono-coloured society; but in many respects it does not reflect us: We are not dual coloured either. Where is the multispectrum, multicoloured permutations of which we boast and which should be allowed to freely resonate in our politics and that are within the constituencies and which have been crying out for an equal place on representations on our political maps as well.
This video series (click on National Coat of Arms image or here to view) continues my reflections on our evolving society, culture and politics, through the series, The Emperor's New Clothes.
The challenge, as the recent elections have been showing in increasing decibels, is finding a formula to effect a nation, and a state that is in our image.... The full results of how the voting went is available here:How T&T voted
Congratulations to the new Government, the new Prime Minister, the outgoing Prime Minister and the elected team of parliamentarians on both sides who are charged with forging such a path and congratulations to the people of Trinidad and Tobago who have shown once again that they are more enlightened and more mature than our systems and mechanisms as we once again peacefully transition to a change of regime despite the diversity that elsewhere in the world lead to chaos. Again, the people of Trinidad and Tobago have won!

The Cabinet:
THE CABINET - FULL LIST
Dr Keith Rowley - Prime Minister
Faris Al-Rawi – Attorney General
Edmund Dillon - National Security Minister
Clarence Rambharat - Agriculture Land and Fisheries
Stuart Young - Minister in the Office of the Attorney General & Legal Affairs
Maxie Cuffie - Communications
Dr Nyan Gasdby Dolly - Community development, Culture and the Arts
Anthony Garcia - Education
Nicole Olliviere - Energy and Energy Industries
Colm Imbert - Finance
Dennis Moses - Foreign and Caricom Affairs
Terrance Deyalsingh - Health
Marlene McDonald - Housing and Urban Development
Jennifer Baptiste-Primus - Labour and Small Enterprises Development
Camille Robinson-Regis - Planning and Development
Randell Mitchell - Public Administration
Ancil Antoine - Public Utilities
Franklin Khan - Rural Development and Local Government
Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn - Social Development and Family Services
Darryl Smith - Sport and Youth Affairs
Shamfa Cudjoe - Tourism
Paula Gopee-Scoon - Trade and Industry
Fitzgerald Hinds - Works and Transport
Ayanna Webster-Roy - Minister of State in the Office of the PM
Senator Avinash Singh has been appointed Parliamentary Secretary in Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries
The The Members of Parliament of the People's National Movement (PNM)
DIEGO MARTIN WEST
Keith Rowley (Leader)
ARIMA
Anthony Garcia 
AROUCA/MALONEY
Camille Robinson-Regis
D'ABADIE/O'MEARA
Ancil Antoine
DIEGO MARTIN CENTRAL
Darryl Smith
DIEGO MARTIN NORTH/EAST
Colm Imbert
LA BREA
Nicole Olliviere
LA HORQUETTA/ TALPARO
Maxie Cuffie
LAVENTILLE EAST/ MORVANT
Adrian Leonce
LAVENTILLE WEST
Fitzgerald Hinds
LOPINOT/BON AIR WEST
Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn
MORUGA/TABLELAND
Lovell Francis
POINT FORTIN
Edmund Dillion
PORT-OF-SPAIN NORTH/ ST.ANNS WEST
Stuart Young
PORT-OF-SPAIN SOUTH
Marlene McDonald
SAN FERNANDO EAST
Randall Mitchell
SAN FERNANDO WEST
Faris Al-Rawi
ST ANNS EAST
Nyan Gadbsy-Dolly
ST JOSEPH
Terrence Deyalsingh
TOBAGO EAST
Ayanna Webster Roy
TOBAGO WEST
Shamfa Cudjoe
TOCO/ SANGRE GRANDE
Glenda Jennings-Smith
TUNAPUNA
Esmond Forde
TOBAGO EAST
Ayanna Webster Roy
TOBAGO WEST
Shamfa Cudjoe
TOCO/ SANGRE GRANDE
Glenda Jennings-Smith
TUNAPUNA
Esmond Forde

The Members of Parliament of the United National Congress (UNC):
SIPARIA
Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Leader)
BARATARIA/SAN JUAN
Fuad Khan
CARONI CENTRAL
Bhoe Tewarie
CARONI EAST
Tim Gopeesingh
CHAGUANAS EAST
Fazal Karim
CHAGUANAS WEST
Ganga Singh
COUVA NORTH
Ramona Ramdial
COUVA SOUTH
Rudranath Indarsingh
CUMUTO/MANZANILLA
Christine Newallo-Hosein
FYZABAD
Lackram Bodoe
MAYARO
Rushton Paray
NAPARIMA
Rodney Charles
OROPOUCHE EAST
Roodal Moonilal
OROPOUCHE WEST
Vidia Gayadeen-Gopeesingh
POINTE-A-PIERRE
David Lee
PRINCES TOWN
Barry Padarath
TABAQUITE
Surujrattan Rambachan
ST AUGUSTINE
Prakash Ramadhar (COP)
Dr Kris Rampersad is an author and independent multi-media and-cultural educator and consultant and Trinidad and Tobago Representative on the UNESCO Executive Board




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