Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar of Trinidad and Tobago to visit NYU-Poly

Friday, August 13, 2010 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar of Trinidad & Tobago will be hosting a town hall meeting for the Brooklyn community on the NYU-Poly campus, Friday, August 13, 2010. 

The recently elected leader of Trinidad and Tobago will discuss the challenges facing Trinidad and Tobago's new government:  to sustain the economy, rebuild society and restore trust in government, and introduce greater transparency and accountability in government to ensure the country's oil and gas wealth is used for the development of the nation.  The event will take on a traditional town hall format, with audience members given the opportunity to submit questions for the Prime Minister on notecards prior to the start of the event. 

Kamla Persad-Bissessar is the seventh and current Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. She was sworn in as Prime Minister on May 26, 2010 and is the country's first female Prime Minister.  Persad-Bissessar is the political leader of the United National Congress and leads the People's Partnership, a coalition of five parties, formed for the general election May 24, 2010. She was the first woman to serve as Attorney General, acting Prime Minister, and Leader of the Opposition of Trinidad and Tobago. She became Political Leader of the Opposition United National Congress in 2010.