Patrick Augustus Mervyn Manning
4th & 6th Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
Born17 August 1946
Died 2 July 2016
Spouse Hazel Anne Marie Manning
Education Presentation College, San Fernando, The University of the West Indies at Mona, in 1969.
Prime Minister 13th January 1992 - 6th October 1995, and again
24th December 2001 to 26th May 2010.
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance 24th December 2001 -
6th November 2007.
Political Leader People's National Movement (PNM) from 1987 to 2010.
Member of Parliament for the San Fernando East constituency from 1971 until 2015.
Leader of the Opposition from 29th December 1986 - 8th September 1990 and again 9th November 1995 - 23rd December 2001.
Opposition Member 9th September 1990 - 19th November 1991, and 26th May 2010 - 17th June 2015.
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Mines 27 May, 1971 - 10 February, 1973.
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of the Prime Minister 11th February 1973 - 19th June 1976.
Parliamentary Secretary 22th September 1976 - 29th March 1981.
Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Minister in the Ministry of the Prime Minister 30th March 1981 - 12th May 1981.
Minister of Industry, Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Minister in the Ministry of the Prime Minister, 13th May 1981 - 18th September 1981.
Minister of Energy and Natural Resources 17th November 1981 - 29th October 1986.
6th Chairperson-in-office of the Commonwealth of Nations from 27 November 2009 – 25 May 2010.
He hosted two world summits in 2009: the 5th Summit of the Americas on 17 to 19 April 2009 as well as The Commonwealth Heads of Government on 27 to 29 November 2009.
Was a member of the Finance Committee - House of Representatives.
The Appropriation Bill, 2009.
The Caribbean Court of Justice Headquarters Bill, 2008.
The Central Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2009.
The Civil Aviation (Amendment) Bill, 2010.
The Commissions of Enquiry (Validation and Immunity from
Proceedings) Bill, 2009.
The Emergency Ambulance Services and Emergency
Medical Personnel Bill, 2009.
The Finance Bill, 2009.
The Insurance (Amendment) Bill, 2009.
The Municipal Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2008.
The Municipal Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2009.
The Prisons (Amendment) Bill, 2010.
The Trinidad and Tobago Revenue Authority Bill, 2010.
Adopt the 1st Report (2007/2008 Session) of the Finance Committee.
Adopt the 3rd Report (2007/2008 Session) of the Finance Committee.
Appointment of House Members - Joint Select Committees.
Appointment of Joint Select Committee - UDeCOTT.
Confirm the Excise Duty (Compressed Natural Gas) Order, 2008.
Private Motion: Annul/Rescind the RHA (Conduct) Regulations.
Private Motion: No Confidence in the Prime Minister.
Private Motion: Terminate the Suspension of the Member for Couva North.
He entered politics at the age of 24, in 1971, he served a total of 44 years.
Became the Political Leader of the Peoples National Movement in 1986.
After George Chambers led PNM lost the general elections and had resigned.
He lead the country to become one of the largest suppliers of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to the United States of America. He said in a speech given in 2008:
“It was a decision of the Government in 1992 that reversed the traditional position and authorised the pursuit of the LNG industry to generate an additional revenue stream for the country.”
He called General Elections early on two occasions, first in 1995 and again in 2010.
In 2014 he was offered the Order of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, which he declined.
He said :“I wish to respectfully decline the publicly announced nomination by the Honourable Prime Minister to have me receive The Order of the Republic of T&T, this nation’s highest award. The primary reason is rooted firmly in my principled stance to not accept any T&T awards while serving as an MP,”