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Felicia Holder | PEP: Diego Martin Central

Candidate for Diego Martin Central

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Felicia Holder

Felicia Holder

Chairman of The Progressive Empowerment Party at the age of 32. She is also the Head of the Finance committee, a Director of the non-profit arm of the organisation and host of a weekly political commentary programme, broadcasted on social media. A lover of music, culture and the arts, her involvement ranges from true ‘Trini reveler' - evident in her unabashed participation in annual Carnival celebrations, to her quiet pastimes, such as local theatre.

Though she has a background of close to eight years in Corporate Communications, she discovered her untapped passion when she entered into the political arena at just 28 years old, going on to run as a local government candidate under the Progressive Empowerment Party, at the age of 30. Now, two years later she has added 'young entrepreneur' to her portfolio, astutely turning years of experience in both the corporate and political worlds, into a growing business model. Fast learner, passionate and kind, it is her dream to take these intrinsic values and use it to the betterment of her country.

Standing firm in the belief that we are the change we have been waiting for, she is humbled and proud to offer herself in service to Trinidad and Tobago.


The Ministry of Education is assuring that denominational school boards will be included in discussions on the way forward for review of the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) examination and the Concordat.

The ministry gave the assurance following criticism by the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) of the composition of the committee established to make recommendations on the matter.

Four women from the Ministry of National Security comforted a Venezuelan baby for hours yesterday at Piarco International Airport.

The baby girl was among 97 people gran­ted permission to be re­patriated to Caracas, Ven­ezuela, on a VO 9713 flight at 7.30 p.m. yesterday.

However, many migrants told the Express the process to get home was not an easy one.

In raising the issue of sanctions, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley yesterday called for a “reset” in US/Venezuela relations.

Addressing the Atlantic Coun­cil’s Front Page event yesterday, the Prime Minister said: “We would like to see a dispassionate, early review of the US “scorched-earth policy” here since as the United Nations assessment confirms what we always knew, and that is that the ineffective, harsh policies of unilateral sanctions are contri­buting immensely to widespread, additional, indiscri­minate human suffering in this Caribbean nation which needs help, a compassionate ingredi­ent which is not beyond US leadership.

The Ministry of Foreign and Caricom Affairs was able to secure from the United States government in writing a commitment that the repatriation flight with 100 Venezuelans on a Venezuelan aircraft would not attract US sanctions.

In view of this, Young said he signed off on the approval for the aircraft to enter Trinidad and Tobago to take the Venezuelans back home at 6 p.m. yesterday.

Young stressed there was “no stumbling” in the manner in which the Government handled this issue.

Energy Minister Franklin Khan yesterday boasted that, under his tenure, the restructuring of Petrotrin became a “success story”.

The minister was speaking on a motion of no confidence moved against him by Pointe-a-Pierre MP David Lee at the Parliament sitting yesterday at the Red House in Port of Spain.

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