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Dr Keith Christopher Rowley

8th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

Born on the 24th October 1949 at Mason Hall, Tobago

Married to Sharon Rowley

Attended Bishop's High School, Tobago, University of the West Indies (Mona)

He is a Volcanologist with a Doctorate in Geology. Former Head of the Seismic Research Unit at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.


He is the only PNM candidate to have contested a seat in Trinidad and Tobago. In 1981 he contested the Tobago West Seat and since 1991 he has been the MP for Diego Martin West.

Was a Opposition Senator from 12th January, 1987 - 7th

September, 1990.

An Opposition Member 27th November, 1995 - 3rd November, 2000, 12th January, 2001 - 9th October, 2001.

The Minister of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources, from the 13th January 1992 to the 6th October, 1995.

The Minister of Planning and Development from the 26th December 2001 to the 9th October 2002 and again from 15th October 2002 to the 9th November 2003.

The Minister of Housing from the 10th November 2003 to the 7th November, 2007.

The Minister of Trade and Industry from the 8th November 2007 to the  22th April 2008.

A Government Member from the 23rd April 2008 to the 8th April 2010.

The Leader of the Opposition from the 4th June 2010 to the 17th June 2015.

The Prime Minister from the 9th September 2015 a position he presently holds.

 

He was raised by his grand parents, who were farmers in Tobago. 

A lover of gardening, hiking in nature, and golfing. 

He launched his first Biography "From Mason Hall to White Hall" on the 19th September 2016.