The Honourable Neil Parsanlal
Mr. Neil Parsanlal first entered Parliament in December 2007 as the elected Member for Lopinot/Bon Air West, one of the new constituencies created as a result of the expansion of the House of Representatives from 36 to 41. This was the culmination of numerous years of community service particularly among the youth and disadvantaged in the area that he now represents.
A former Teacher, Reporter and Newspaper Editor, both in Trinidad and Jamaica, he has worked in both the local state and private sector. He served as Head of Communications at the Ministry of Education, the South West Regional Health Authority, and the Environmental Management Authority.
He then went on to become the Group Communications Manager at Neal & Massy Holdings, after which he moved into the post of Manager, Human Resources and Communications at ANSA Merchant Bank and TATIL.
He also served as a Member of the Board of Directors at BWIA West Indies Airways from 2004, and the Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) from December 2005.
Mr. Parsanlal has undergraduate qualifications in both Theology and Mass Communications from The University of the West Indies as well as post-graduate certification in Integrated Marketing Communications from the New York University, New York. He is also certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Training Trainers and Project Management.
Over the past twenty (20) years, he has been involved in numerous community and religious initiatives in the constituency of Lopinot/Bon Air West and has even served as a Lay Minister and Music Director in the Catholic Church both in Jamaica and Trinidad.
Mr. Parsanlal lives in Arima, is married and a father of two.
The House of Representatives
commenced: Friday January 30, 2008 - Motion on Government's Efforts to Combat Crime