Senator the Honourable Paula Gopee-Scoon

Minister of Trade and Industry
Mrs. Paula Gopee-Scoon was appointed a Senator and Minister of Trade and Industry on September 11, 2015. Previously she was returned to represent the constituents of Point Fortin following the General Election of May 24, 2010, having been first elected in November of 2007, at which time she was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs. Mrs. Gopee-Scoon is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, having obtained a B.Sc. in Public Administration and Law from that institution.  She went on to pursue her studies in Law at the University of London and possesses an LLB (Hons.) in Labour and Public International Law. In addition she obtained an MBA from Anglia Ruskin University in the area of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.  Although her academic qualifications are in the legal field, Mrs. Gopee-Scoon’s career also includes experience in the financial sector, having held various managerial positions in banks throughout Trinidad from 1982 to 1996. An avid art collector, Mrs. Gopee-Scoon is a mother of three.

Maiden Contribution

The House of Representatives - Friday February 29, 2008 The Immigration (Advance Passenger Information) Bill, 2008


Date of Birth: April 18 Children: Three (3) Religion: Roman Catholic


MBA Anglia Ruskin University - Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation LLB (Hons) – University of London (Labour & Public International Law) BSc (Public Administration and Law) – UWI – Cavehill


Director – Sunspot Plastics Ltd. 1982 Republic Bank - 1982 - 1986 Branch Manager - Worker’s Bank (1989) Ltd. 1989 - 1990 Branch Manager - Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago Ltd. – Asst. Manager – Credit 1990 – 1996 Director – Biochem (Trinidad & Tobago) Ltd. 2002


Art collecting, Caribbean culture, scrabble and charitable work