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Terrence Deyalsingh | PNM: St. Joseph

Incumbent St. Joseph

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Terrence Deyalsingh

Terrence Deyalsingh

VISION: The 17 months that I have had the privilege to serve the Constituency of St. Joseph have clarified my vision and the PNM plan to restore pride and prominence to this unique, diverse and historical community.

This vision centres on four main components

• The continued development of our people, especially the youth through enhancements to the delivery of education, lifelong learning and technical skills in the areas of agriculture and entrepreneurship, in the community

• The rationalisation of agricultural land use and the assurance of security of tenure for farmers so as to maintain the potential of Aranguez to be a major food production centre

• Modern medical services to service our needs and those of the national community and which can support medical tourism as a means of diversifying the economy

• Protection of our environment through robust building policies and drainage infrastructure so that quality housing can be achieved without negative impact

THE CANDIDATE

Terrence Deyalsingh was first educated at the Curepe Presbyterian School before he went on to St Mary’s College. He subsequently earned a Diploma in Pharmacy from the University of the West Indies (UWI) in 1981 and became qualified in Business Management and Marketing before returning to UWI in 2007 to read for the BSc Pharmacy. In 2013 he qualified for the LLB, University of London – International Programme.

Since 1998 Deyalsingh has lectured at the Institute of Training and Development (INTAD). From 2011 he served as a part time Lecturer in the School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Mt. Hope. From 2003-2006 he was a member of the Cabinet -apointed Committee on Labour Market Reform and chaired the sub-committee on Labour Market Information..

Terrence Deyalsingh was appointed a Temporary Opposition Senator on November 2, 2010 during the 10th Republican Parliament. He has been a member of the Standing Orders Committee of the Senate.

He served in the Senate until October 14, 2013, when he accepted the nomination to contest the St. Joseph constituency in a by-election, which he won on Monday November 4, 2013. In the House of Representatives he also served on the Finance Committee.

Working in the community, Deyalsingh has been a Curepe Presbyterian School PTA Chairman (1996-1997) and Chairman of The Curepe Presbyterian Church Local Board (2003-2004). In his home area of Valsayn, he is an active member of the Resident’s Association. More recently he became a member of the Vital Corner Boys Cultural Club of St. Joseph supporting the cultural events managed by the group.

ELECT TERRENCE DEYALSINGH

One key to the creation of the working collaborations that are needed to build the community we all want is my ability to build strong relationships, not only within the PNM body politic of St. Joseph but within members of other parties

My own Hindu roots, Presbyterian upbringing and Roman Catholic Education have given me important insights as a leader to this truly diverse constituency which reflects the cosmopolitan nature of Trinidad and Tobago.

The PNM has solid plans for and a history of world class performance in education, social services delivery, housing and youth focussed development programmes. My background  in lecturing, in law and in public service  as your representative have all prepared me for the task of restoring pride and prominence to this community by providing superior service to all people.

It would be an honour to continue to serve you.

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