Christine Kangaloo

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Christine Kangaloo
The Hon Christine Kangaloo.jpg
President of the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago
Assumed office
23 September 2015
PresidentPaula-Mae Weekes
Anthony Carmona
Prime MinisterKeith Rowley
Preceded byRaziah Ahmed
Member of the Senate
Assumed office
23 September 2015
PresidentPaula-Mae Weekes
Anthony Carmona
Prime MinisterKeith Rowley
Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education
In office
8 November 2007 – 25 May 2010
PresidentGeorge Maxwell Richards
Prime MinisterPatrick Manning
Preceded byMustapha Abdul-Hamid
Succeeded byFazal Karim
Member of Parliament for Pointe-à-Pierre
In office
5 November 2007 – 8 April 2010[1]
PresidentGeorge Maxwell Richards
Prime MinisterPatrick Manning
Preceded byGillian Lucky
Succeeded byErrol McLeod
Minister of Legal Affairs
In office
14 May 2005 – 7 November 2007
PresidentGeorge Maxwell Richards
Prime MinisterPatrick Manning
Preceded byPeter Taylor
Succeeded byPrakash Ramadhar
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister (Social Services Delivery)
In office
15 October 2002 – 13 May 2005
PresidentGeorge Maxwell Richards
A. N. R. Robinson
Prime MinisterPatrick Manning
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Vice President of the Senate
In office
5 April 2002 – 28 August 2002
PresidentA. N. R. Robinson
Prime MinisterPatrick Manning
Preceded byWade Mark
Succeeded byRawle Titus
Opposition Senator
In office
12 January 2001 – 13 October 2001
PresidentA. N. R. Robinson
Prime MinisterBasdeo Panday
Personal details
Born
Christine Kangaloo
NationalityTrinidadian and Tobagonian
Political party
Alma materUniversity of the West Indies
Hugh Wooding Law School
Profession
  • Lawyer
  • politician

Christine Kangaloo is a Trinidadian politician and the current President of the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago. She is the only woman of Indian origin in the world to currently hold such a position, as well as the only person to serve as both President and Vice President of the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago, the first woman to serve as Senate Vice President and third woman to serve as acting President of Trinidad and Tobago and Senate President.[2][3] Kangaloo is a long-time member of the People's National Movement and has served as an Opposition Senator, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister, Minister of Legal Affairs and Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education[4] in previous governments.[5]

Biography[edit]

Christine Kangaloo graduated from the University of the West Indies and Hugh Wooding Law School and with a degree in law. In 12 January 2001, She first became a member of parliament as an opposition senator under the tenure of Opposition Leader Patrick Manning.[6] She then served as Vice President of the Senate and subsequently Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister in 2002. She was then appointed Minister of Legal Affairs in 2005.[7][8] In the 2007 Trinidad and Tobago general election, She was elected to the House of Representatives as the People's National Movement (PNM) candidate for Pointe-à-Pierre and served as the Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education.[9][10] On 23 September 2015 she was elected as President of the Senate.[11]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trinidad gov't dissolves parliament for election". Reuters. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Trinidad and Tobago Parliament". Trinidad and Tobago Parliament. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  3. ^ "96.1 WEFM". Retrieved 15 July 2020 – via Facebook.
  4. ^ "More places for T&T law students at St Augustine campus". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  5. ^ "Trinidad and Tobago Parliament". Trinidad and Tobago Parliament. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  6. ^ "Kangaloo to act as President of Trinidad & Tobago". Trinidad and Tobago Government News. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  7. ^ "The Trinidad Guardian -Online Edition Ver 2.0". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  8. ^ "The Trinidad Guardian -Online Edition Ver 2.0". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. Retrieved 15 July 2020.[dead link]
  9. ^ Lord, Richard. "?PM: Two elections coming this year". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  10. ^ "Battle over Marabella sports ground". Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  11. ^ "T&T Guardian". Retrieved 15 July 2020 – via Facebook.

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Political offices
New title Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister (Social Services Delivery)
2002–2005
Position abolished
Preceded by
Peter Taylor
Minister of Legal Affairs
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Prakash Ramadhar
Preceded by
Mustapha Abdul-Hamid
Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education
2007–2010
Succeeded by
Fazal Karim
Political offices
Preceded by
Raziah Ahmed
President of the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago
2015–present
Incumbent