Ministers in Office of the Prime Minister
The Honourable Ayanna Webster-Roy
Tobago born and bred, Ms. Ayanna Webster-Roy first entered Parliament as the elected representative for Tobago East, following the General Election of September 7, 2015.
Ms. Webster-Roy is a University of the West Indies, Cavehill Campus graduate with a Bachelor in Sociology with minors in Human Resources and Psychology. She felt this would enable her to help her community.
After marriage to another Tobagonian, she migrated to England with her husband, who chose to pursue a degree in Architecture in the United Kingdom. After several years they returned to Tobago where she continued in pursuit of enriching the lives of her fellowmen.
No stranger to the inner workings of the government, Ms. Webster-Roy served for many years as the Coordinator of the Division of Community Development and Culture in the Tobago House of Assembly.
She is now the Honourable Ayanna Webster-Roy, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, holding the portfolios for Gender and Child Affairs, Ecclesiastical Affairs and Central Administration Services, Tobago.
The Honourable Stuart Young
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and
Minister in the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs
Mr. Stuart Richard Young first served as a Temporary Opposition Senator during the 4th Session of the 10th Republican Parliament. In September of 2015, he became the democratically elected Member of Parliament for Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann’s West in the 11th Parliament, and on September 11, 2015, was also appointed Minister in the Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs.
Mr. Young has been a practicing attorney since 1998 and has been admitted to the bar in Trinidad and Tobago, London, the Commonwealth of Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda.
A graduate of the University of Nottingham, Mr. Young has acquired a wealth of experience in civil, commercial, banking, insurance law, industrial relations, public law and constitutional law and election petitions having dealt with many complex litigation matters. He has appeared as Counsel in Commissions of Enquiry, including the Piarco Commission of Enquiry, the Commission of Enquiry into the Construction Sector and the Commission of Enquiry into the Hindu Credit Union and CL Financial.
He is a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in the United Kingdom, and is a founding member of Synergy TV and WI Sports TV stations. He also sits on a number of Boards of private companies.
A graduate of St Mary’s College, Mr. Young is a sport enthusiast who has competed in triathlons, has a black belt in shotokan karate and has played many sports at competitive levels, including, rugby and cricket.
Source: Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago website – http://www.ttparliament.org/members.php?mid=54&id=SYO14
Sandra Jones, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister and Head of the Public Service
Mrs. Sandra Jones assumed duty as the Head of the Public Service and Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister in October 2015.
Mrs. Jones, who has been employed in the Public Service for over three decades, has had the opportunity to work in several Ministries/Agencies of the Public Service over the course of her career.
The Permanent Secretary holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine and Cavehill Campuses, respectively.
A brief overview of Mrs. Jones’ career reveals her extensive experience as an administrator as well as previous experience working at the Office of the Prime Minister in central administration as a Public Management Consultant for a period of eight (8) years.
From a service delivery perspective, she has worked in the Social Sector as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health for a period of five (5) years before serving as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Development from 2011.
Mrs. Jones has served on a number of Cabinet Appointed Committees geared towards policy development and public sector reform. Moreover, she has represented the Government during her tenure at the Ministry of Health on the CARICOM Committee established to implement the recommendations for the establishment of the Caribbean Regional Public Health Agency (CARPHA).