The Nelson Mandela Award

CURRICULUM VITAE

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EDUCATION

1978:   Ph.D. (History), Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

1975:   M.A. (History) Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

1974:   B.A. History, Economics, University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago

            (Upper Second Class Honors),

1970:   Trained Teacher’s Certificate, Mausica Teacher’s College, Trinidad and Tobago

            Public Service Senior Management Course, Trinidad and Tobago

AWARDS

1974:   Scholarship - Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

1975:   Doctoral Fellowship - Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

THES1S

1978:   From Protectorate to Republic: The Political History of Botswana, 1926-1966.  Submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree to Doctor of Philosophy, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

1975:   “The Commercial Relationship between Nova Scotia and the British West Indies, 1788-1822: The Twilight of Mercantilism in the British Empire”. Submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

PUBLICATIONS

1985:   ‘The Maritime Provinces of Canada” in Research Guide to Central America and the

Caribbean, K. J. Grieb (Editor), the University of Wisconsin Press, Madison.

‘The Nova Scotia-British West Indies Commercial Experiment in the Aftermath of the American Revolution, 1783-1802”, in Dalhousie Review, Vol.61, No.1, 1981, pp. 53-69.

                 

“West Indian Peoples” in the Canadian – Caribbean Connection, With S. Basdeo,

G. Wash (Editor), Carindo Cultural Association, Halifax, 1992

UNPUBLISHED PAPER                         

1977:  “From Protectorate to Colony: The Constitutional Status of Bechuanaland, 1885-1986”, Paper delivered at the University of Botswana and Swaziland, Gaborone.

ACADEMIC   ACTIVITIES

1976 – 1977:   Research Associate, University of Botswana and Swaziland

                        Member, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London

                        Member, Institute of Historical Research, University of London

                        Member, African Studies Centre Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

1977 – 1978:   Co-coordinator, Imperial/Asian History Seminars, Department of History, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

           

Graduate Student Representative on Faculty Committee, Dalhousie University,

            Nova Scotia, Canada

EMPLOYMENT

2011 – Present:     Research Analyst, Consultant, Executive Speaker; National Staffing

      Associates, East Orange, New Jersey

2004 – 2010:         Consul General, for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in New York City

      USA

2002 – 2004:         Consul General, for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Miami, USA

2001 – 2002:         Director, Division of Centralized Services, in Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

      Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, Trinidad, W.I       

2000 – 2001:         Director (Acting), CARICOM and Caribbean Affairs, Ministry of Enterprise

      Development, Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I

1996 – 2000:         High Commissioner (Acting) of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to

      Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, the Gambia, Cameroon Charge d’affaires e.t. of

      The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to Algeria, Guinea, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire

      and Zaire

1994 – 1996:         Deputy Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trinidad & Tobago,

      Trinidad, W. I

1990 – 1994          Deputy Director, Political, Scientific and Technological Cooperation Division,  

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad,                   

1989 – 1990:         Deputy Director, Information, Culture and Consular Division, Ministry of

                              External Affairs and International Trade for the Republic of Trinidad and

                              Tobago, Trinidad, W. I

1988 – 1989:         Deputy High Commissioner of Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in Barbados

EMPLOYMENT - continued

1987 – 1988:       Acting High Commissioner of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Barbados,

                              W. I

1982 - 1987:        First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Trinidad and Tobago to the United 

                              Nations, Geneva - Duties: - Representation of Trinidad and Tobago before the

                              United Nations Specialized Agencies in Europe with particular responsibility

                              for WIPO, UNCTAD (Geneva), UNESCO (Paris), UNIDO (Vienna); Administration

                              of Locally recruited staff at the Permanent Mission.

1980 – 1982:       Foreign Service Officer II, Ministry of External Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago,

                              W. I

1980 – 1980:       Research Officer II, Personnel Department, Government of The Republic of

                              Trinidad and Tobago

1979 - 1980:        Assistant Lecturer, Department of History, University of the West Indies, St.

                              Augustine, Trinidad, W. I

1978 - 1978         Teaching Assistant, Department of History, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia,

                              Canada.

1970 - 1974:        Teacher, Ministry of Education, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

                            in Trinidad, W. I

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

1990:               Chairman of Technical Secretariat to Co-coordinating Committee of Cabinet on

                        Caribbean Events (Trinidad and Tobago)

1992:               Secretary to Co-coordinating Committee of Cabinet for the Hosting of Caribbean

                        Events in Trinidad and Tobago

1990:               Member - Organizing Committee for Regional Economic Conference,

                           Trinidad and Tobago

                        Member - Quincentennial Committee of Trinidad and Tobago

1989:               Member - Technical Task Force to Review the National

Macro - economic Planning Framework of Trinidad and Tobago,

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONAL CONFERENCES AND EVENTS

1980:               Representative of Trinidad and Tobago at Thirteenth Session of IOCARIBE;

Cancun, Mexico, December 1980;

1981:               Representative of Trinidad and Tobago at Conference of Foreign Ministers of Non-Aligned Movement; New Delhi, India

                        Representative of Trinidad and Tobago on Commonwealth Heads of

Government Conference: Melbourne, Australia

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONAL CONFERENCEs AND EVENTS

Continued

1982:               Representative of Trinidad and Tobago at WIPO Diplomatic Conference on the Revision of the Paris Convention: Geneva.

1984:               Representative of Trinidad and Tobago at UNIDO IV: Vienna, Austria

1985:               Representative of Trinidad and Tobago at UNESCO General Conference: Sofia, Bulgaria.

1987:               Representative of Trinidad and Tobago at Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting: Barbados.

1987-1991:      Representative of Trinidad and Tobago at CARICOM Heads of Government

                        Conference: St. Lucia (1987), Grenada (1989), Jamaica (1990) and St. Kitts and

                        Nevis (1991);

1991:               Representative of Trinidad and Tobago at the OAS General Assembly: Santiago, Chile.

1992:               Leader of Trinidad and Tobago Delegation to Fourteenth Session of Caribbean Development and Co-ordination Committee (CDCC): Grenada.

1992 & 1993:  Leader of Trinidad and Tobago Delegation to Thirty-second and Thirty-third Sessions of the U.N. Committee for Programme and Co-ordination (Vice-Chairman of Committee for Thirty-third Session): New York.

1993:               Member of United Nations Panel of Experts to Review Budgetary Procedures at the United Nations: New York.

1994:               Member of Trinidad and Tobago Delegation to the installation of President Nelson Mandela: Pretoria, South Africa.

1999:               Member of Trinidad and Tobago Delegation to the installation of President Thabo Mbeki: Pretoria, South Africa.

1999:               Leader, Trinidad and Tobago Delegation to inauguration of President Olusegun Obasanjo: Abuja, Nigeria.

REFERENCES:

To be furnished upon request.