The Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis was sworn in for a second consecutive term as Minister of Planning and Development on Wednesday August 19, 2020.
Appointed to the Senate in 1992, Minister Robinson-Regis entered the political landscape as the youngest Senator to be appointed to the Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago. An attorney-at-law by profession, she held the portfolios of Minister of Information from, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Minister of Legal Affairs as well as the first woman to serve as a Minister of Planning and Development in Trinidad and Tobago and CARICOM. Minister Robinson-Regis has also served as the Minister of Social Development and Family Services.
Under her stewardship, the signature Vision 2020 Operational Plan was completed, having been developed by a multi-disciplinary team of representatives from the public and private sectors, civil society and academia. The initial version of the Vision 2030, National Development Strategy has also been completed under her leadership.
Minister Robinson-Regis has also served our country as a diplomat, having been appointed High Commissioner of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to Canada in 2007, a position she held until 2010. Her exceptional career path is supported by her sound educational background, beginning with her Primary School foundation at Bishop Anstey Junior School, proceeding to Bishop Anstey High School as her Secondary and later the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine and Cave Hill campuses, where she undertook a Bachelor of Laws degree and subsequently the Legal Education Certificate at the Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica. Minister Robinson-Regis was admitted to the Trinidad and Tobago Bar in 1985.
With her insight and experience, Minister Robinson Regis has returned to the Ministry of Planning and Development.