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Benison Jagessar | PEP: San Fernando West

Candidate for San Fernando West

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Benison Jagessar

Benison Jagessar

A father of three, as an ordained Minister of the gospel, he received the ACE award for Christian Education in 2012. His many contributions to the national forum on Constitutional reform, educational innovation, crime prevention and poverty eradication is well known. His interests include music and meditation and he is an avid reader and nature lover.

Mr. Jagessar comes with international experience, being a British trained researcher and poverty eradication expert from the UK. He is the holder of degrees from the US and UK and is pursuing his PhD in Leadership and Social Change at the Oasis University, Trinidad.

Other local, regional and international awards have been conferred on Mr. Jagessar for his contribution to education and national development in Trinidad & Tobago and thousands of people have gained from his knowledge, advice and insightful vision of the holistic solutions provided by his company for development and liberation.


The announcement of the appointment of a committee to review the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination and Concordat has met with support from parents and psychologist Dr Varma Deyalsingh.

The Ministry of Education announced yesterday that Cabi­net has given approval for the establishment of a committee to “further review and recommend changes to the conduct of SEA and transition to secondary school and the Concordat”.

The ministry said the establishment of the committee was initiated following a series of consultations last year.

SANATAN Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) general secretary Vijay Maharaj said the denominational boards are upset over the Government’s “disrespectful” move in not appointing any of its members to a committee to further review and recommend changes to the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) and the Concordat.

Caricom countries will share Covid-19 vaccines with one another.

This is one of the decisions of the Caricom Heads of Government at its intersessional meeting yesterday.

At the meeting, leaders also agreed to issue a “strong statement” registering their “concern and dissatisfaction” with the way Caricom countries are being “squeezed” out of access to the Covid-19 vaccines.

These announcements were made by Caricom chairman and Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at the conclusion of the Caricom Heads of Government 32nd Intersessional meeting.

Forty-four women are still missing from ­reports made in 2020.

This was stated by Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith yesterday during a news conference at the Police Administration Building in Port of Spain.

At the time Griffith was attempting to clarify misinformation on the topic of missing persons in this country, pointing out that since the death of Andrea Bharatt, media outlets, including international ones, had picked up and utilised incorrect information or “out-of-context” statistics to paint an image that there was a crisis in this country as it regarded missing persons.

A repatriation flight to Venezuela from Trinidad and Tobago was cancelled yesterday.

It left 100 Venezuelan nationals stranded at Piarco International Airport when it was found that the Venezuelan airline plane proposed to carry out the exercise was among those sanctioned by the United States.

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