Ministers in Office of the Prime Minister
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister – Gender and Child Affairs
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 in the Office of the Prime Minister, holding the portfolios for Gender and Child Affairs, Ecclesiastical Affairs and Central Administration Services, Tobago. Minister Roy was re-elected to her seat in the 2020 General Election and was reappointed as the aforementioned Minister.
The Honourable Stuart Young
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and Minister of National Security
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. He was appointed Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister and on September 11, 2015, was also appointed Minister in the Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs.
On August 5, 2018, he was appointed Minister of National Security. Minister Young was reappointed to the position after successfully winning his seat in the 2020 General Election.
Minister Young has been a practising attorney since 1998 and has been admitted to the bar in Trinidad and Tobago, London, the Commonwealth of Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda.
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
The Honourable Symon de Nobriga
Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister – Communications
A proud resident of Diego Martin and Fatima Alumnus, Symon de Nobriga was elected as the Member of Parliament for Diego Martin Central on August 10, 2020. Following this general election, he was appointed as Minister in the Ministry of the Prime Minister with responsibility for Communications. He is the proud father of two children.
The holder of a Diploma in Marketing and Public Relations from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a Certificate in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, he was able to successfully navigate a career in business management across various industries. Minister de Nobriga began his Management career as Director of Advanced Digital Systems Ltd. from 1998-2001. He then moved to Complete Network Services Ltd. as Director, successfully rebranding the company from Advanced Digital Systems Ltd. In 2008, he became Marketing Manager at De Freitas Consulting Services Ltd. where he was able to climb the corporate ladder to the position of General Manager, then to Chief Executive Officer. In 2015, Minister de Nobriga found a void in the construction and manufacturing industries and formed Pomegranate Installation and Maintenance Ltd. and became its Director.
He answered a call to national service in 2015 and became the Operations Manager for the Diego Martin Central campaign team for the 2015 General Elections. Always ready to serve and be of service to others, Minister de Nobriga was nominated for and won the district of Morne Coco/ Alyce Glen at the Local Government Elections held in November 2016. He was effective in delivering the services of Local Government to all residents of this area, working closely with his Member of Parliament at that time. He was then elevated to the position of Chairman of the Diego Martin Regional Corporation in 2019, following his successful reelection, where he passionately led a team of Councillors to ensure that Diego Martin was the best place to live.
Minister de Nobriga was nominated as the candidate for the August 10th 2020 General Elections for the constituency of Diego Martin Central and was successful in his bid for the seat. Victory at the polls ushered in a new era of politics for him, as he is now a Member of Parliament in the Government of Trinidad and Tobago and a Cabinet member with the portfolio of Minister in the Ministry of the Prime Minister responsible for Communications.