Newly re-elected political leader of the St.Kitts-Nevis Opposition party the People’s Action Moevment Lindsay F. P. Grant along with Deputy Political Leader theHonourable Shawn K. Richards, were invited by Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar to the Ceremonial Opening of the First Session of the Tenth Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar was appointed the first female Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago following General Elections on 24th May, 2010 when she successfully led the People’s Partnership Alliance to a resounding victory.
Prime Minister Persad-Bissessar who describes herself as a Caribbean person was one of the several regional Attorneys-at-Law who ably assisted the Honourable Shawn K.Richards and Mr. Grant in their landmark case against the Election and Boundaries Commission and the Labour Government’s illegal and unconstitutional attempt to change the Electoral boundaries.
Lead Counsel for MP Richards and Mr Grant, Ms Mia Mottley, Q.C. who is also the Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament in Barbados also attended the historic event in support of her co-counsel and friend and now Prime Minister Mrs.Persad-Bissessar.
The People’s Action Movement ‘s National Spokesperson Lawyer Chesley Hamilton was also among the specially invited guests to the historic parliament sitting.
The Hon. Persad-Bissessar is the fourth female Caribbean Head of State following Eugenie Charles of Dominica, Janet Jagan of Guyana, and Portia Simpson of Jamaica.
The 58 year old Bissessar is now one of six female prime ministers in the world.