Senator the Honourable Christine Kangaloo
Ms. Christine Kangaloo was elected President of the Senate on August 28, 2021 following the 2020 General Election. She was first elected to this position in September 23, 2015, following the 2015 General Election.
Ms. Kangaloo is an alumna of the University of the West Indies and the Hugh Wooding Law School. She is an Attorney-at-law by profession, having been admitted into practice in 1985, and was attached to the southern legal team of Hobsons.
Ms. Kangaloo was appointed an Opposition Senator in 2001 (6th Parliament) and Vice-President of the Senate in 2002 (7th Parliament). In the 8th Parliament, she was appointed Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Social Delivery in October 2002 and from May 2005 to November 2007, held the portfolio of Minister of Legal Affairs. In November 2007, following the General Election in which she was elected to the House of Representatives, Ms. Kangaloo was appointed Minister of Science, Technology and Tertiary Education.
Under her stewardship in the Ministry of Legal Affairs, the Ministry's free birth certificate programme captured the Prime Minister's Award for Innovation 2005. She has overseen the subsequent Mail In Mail Out service, the Legal Aid and Advisory's "Here to Help" campaign, which saw legal officers going out to remote areas to offer their services, the launch of the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago Online, the uploading of the Companies Registry Online and the revamping of the Land Registry's payment system, which won the Prime Minister's Award for Service Excellence 2006. In 2007, the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago in both hard copy and soft copy were finally published after more than twenty-years. It was the very first time that the Laws have ever been published on CD ROM.
The Senate - Tuesday February 13, 2001
Private Motion - Sustainable Growth (Government's Policy)