New Tourism Ministers appointed for Trinidad and Tobago
Dr. Rupert T. Griffith, Member of Parliament for Toco/Sangre Grande, is Trinidad and Tobago’s new Minister of Tourism, while Dr. Delmon Dexter Baker was appointed a Minister in the Ministry of Tourism.
Minister Griffith has close to 20 years experience having first been elected to Parliament in 1991 where he represented the constituency of Arima. From 1991 to 1997 Minister Griffith, who has a Masters Degree in Career and Industrial Technology Education, and a PhD in Education Administration and Supervision, served in Parliament taking on several key roles including Deputy Speaker and Speaker of the House of Representatives as a member of the Opposition People’s National Movement.
From 1997 to 2000, Minister Griffith served as Minister of Information, Communication, Training and Distance Learning as a member of Cabinet in the United National Congress Government. He was elected Speaker of the House on January 12, 2001, and served in that capacity until April 2002.
Minister Baker, Member of Parliament for Tobago West, is the winner of several scholastic awards including a National Scholarship to study medicine at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, where he graduated with a BSc. Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) with honors in Neurosciences and Behavior.
Minister Baker has significant experience as an educator and formerly worked as a Primary Care Physician serving the communities of Scarborough, Buccoo and Bethel in Tobago.
Minister Baker has also participated in the Commonwealth Youth Ministers Conference held in Trinidad and served as a Youth Leader in the Bethel SDA church and was one of the youngest elders of the Bethel and Morvant SDA churches. He has served as the Youth Development Officer of the Bethel Credit Union and is the Vice President of the Adventist Health Professional Association.
Caption: Trinidad and Tobago's new Minister of Tourism Dr. Rupert Griffith (left) and Minister in the Ministry of Tourism Dr. Delmon Baker (right) take the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony for new Ministers of Government held on May 28, at the historic Knowsley Building, Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
June 1, 2010