Party affiliation: National Alliance for Reconstruction
Member, Tapia House Movement. Became politically active in 1976. Member of Parliament, Arouca South.
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of External Trade and Tourism, 1986. Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Enterprise and Tourism, 1987. Minister of Social Development and Family Services, 1988-1990.
Minister of Education, since 1990. Member, Exec, of the Inter-American Commission of Women, 1989-1990. Member, Board of Directors, InterAmerican Parliamentary Group on Population and Development.
Member, Defence Council of Trinidad and Tobago. Professional career: primary school teacher followed by seven years as a housewife and a career in insurance sales, real estate sales and insurance education admin.