The Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis, MP
The Honorable Camille Robinson-Regis was appointed Minister of Planning and Development on August 19, 2020.
Portfolio: Minister of Planning and Development
The Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis, Minister of Planning and Development and Member of Parliament for Arouca Maloney, was appointed to the Senate in 1992. She 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 1992 to 1994, Minister of Consumer Affairs from 1994 to 1995 and Minister in the Ministry of Planning and Development, responsible for the environment. She became Minister of Legal Affairs 2001-2003 and became the first woman to serve as a Minister of Planning and Development in Trinidad and Tobago and CARICOM.
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 current National Development Strategy of Trinidad and Tobago, Vision 2030, has also been completed under Minister Robinson-Regis’ 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 as the Minister of Planning and Development in August 2020, for the third time and second consecutive term.