Senate (Trinidad and Tobago)

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Christine Kangaloo (People's National Movement)
Since 07 September 2015
Nigel DeFreitas
Seats 31
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Political groups



Meeting place
The Red House, Port of Spain, Saint George County, Trinidad and Tobago
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The Senate is the appointed upper house of the bicameral Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago. The Senate sits in the Red House in Port of Spain. 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 (Parliamentary secretary). 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 Honorable Christine Kangaloo

Independent Senators[edit]

  • Sen. Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir
  • Sen. H.R. Ian Roach
  • Sen. David Small
  • Sen. Stephen Creese
  • Sen. Paul Richards
  • Sen. Sophia Chote SC
  • Sen. Taurel Shrikissoon
  • Sen. Melissa Ramkissoon
  • Sen. Jennifer Raffoul
  • Sen. Nikoli Edwards

Government Senators[edit]

  • Sen. Nigel DeFreitas - (Senate Vice-President)
  • Sen. Franklin Khan - (Leader of Government Business in the Senate & Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs)
  • Sen. Clarence Rambharat - (Minister of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries)
  • Sen. Dennis Moses - (Minister of Foreign and Caricom Affairs)
  • Sen. Jennifer Baptiste-Primus - (Minister of Labour & Small Enterprises Development)
  • Sen. 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. Michael W. Coppin
  • Sen. Foster Cummings
  • Sen. Allyson Baksh
  • Sen. Rohan Sinanan
  • Sen. Kazim Hosein
  • Sen. Nadine Stewart

Opposition Senators[edit]

  • Sen. Wade Mark (Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate)
  • Sen. Gerald Ramdeen[1]
  • Sen. Khadijah Ameen
  • Sen. Anita Haynes
  • Sen. Saddam Hosein
  • Sen. Taharqa Obika

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Trinidad and Tobago Parliament". Retrieved 2016-12-31. 

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