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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Trinidad and Tobago is a unitary state, with a parliamentary democracy modeled after that of the U.K. From 1962 until 1976, Trinidad and Tobago, although completely independent, acknowledged the British monarch as the figurehead chief of state. In 1976, the country adopted a republican constitution, replacing Queen Elizabeth with a president elected by parliament. The general direction and control of the government rests with the cabinet, led by a prime minister and answerable to the bicameral parliament.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
 
President Richards, George Maxwell
Prime Minister Manning, Patrick
Min. of Agriculture Rahael, John
Min. of Culture & Tourism Job-Davis, Eudine
Min. of Education Manning, Hazel
Min. of Energy & Energy Industries Williams, Eric
Min. of Finance Manning, Patrick
Min. of Foreign Affairs Gift, Knowlson
Min. of Health Imbert, Colm
Min. of Housing Montano, Danny
Min. of Labor & Small & Micro Enterprise Development Achong, Lawrence
Min. of Legal Affairs Robinson-Regis, Camille
Min. of Local Government Narine, Jarrette
Min. of National Security Chin Lee, Howard
Min. of Planning & Development Rowley, Keith
Min. of Public Administration & Information Saith, Lenny
Min. of Public Utilities & the Environment Joseph, Martin
Min. of Social Development Beckles, Penelope
Min. of Sports & Youth Affairs Boynes, Roger
Min. of Tobago Affairs Dumas, Rennie
Min. of Trade & Industry Valley, Ken
Min. of Works & Transport Piggot, Arnold
Attorney General Morean, Glenda
Governor, Central Bank Williams, Ewart
Ambassador to the US Arneaud, Michael
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Sealy, Philip Reuben Arnott