Parliament of Trinidad & Tobago
Joined the Commonwealth: 31 August 1962
CPA Branch formed: 1 January 1944
Unicameral/Bicameral: Bicameral - House of Representatives (41), Senate (31)
Parliament/Legislature website: Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago
Number of Departmental/Ministry Oversight Committees: Currently 20.
Number of Joint Committees (if bicameral): 20
Names of House Management (such as Privileges or Procedure) Committees: Committee of Privileges of the House of Representatives; Standing Orders Committee of the House of Representatives; House Committee of the House of Representatives; Statutory Instruments Committee of the House of Representatives; Business Committee of the House of Representatives; Standing Finance Committee - House of Representatives; Business Committee of the Senate; Statutory Instruments of the Senate; Committee of Privileges of the Senate; Standing Orders Committee of the Senate; House Committee of the Senate
Constitution: click here
Recent articles in The Parliamentarian (2015-2021):
- The Parliamentarian 2019 Issue Two - 'Commonwealth at 70: A Connected Commonwealth' - Senator Hon. Dennis Moses, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs
- The Parliamentarian 2017 Issue Four - 'Parliamentarians with Disabilities' - Senator Ian Roach
- The Parliamentarian 2016 Issue Four - 'Trinidad and Tobago's role in Commonwealth Trade' - Senator Hon. Paula Gopee-Scoon
- The Parliamentarian 2015 Issue One - 'Strengthening Financial Security: Public Accounts' - Senator Hon. Raziah Ahmed
Recent CPA Programmatic Activities/News:
The CPA Headquarters Secretariat partnered with the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago on 22, 24 February and 1 March 2021 to deliver a Post-Election Seminar for members of the 12th Trinidad and Tobago Republican Parliament.
Parliamentary staff from the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago have also contributed to Post-Election Seminars in the following Commonwealth legislatures in the past 12 months:
- The Dominica House of Assembly;
- The Anguilla House of Assembly
On 25 November 2020, the Hon. Bridgid Annisette-George, MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives, was a panellist at the CPA Webinar for Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth: COVID-19 and Independent Parliaments, where discussions looked at the importance of maintaining parliamentary sovereignty and legislative supremacy in the light of the ongoing COVI-19 pandemic.
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31 Aug 1962
31 Aug 1962
Port of Spain