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Published by Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie, MP, Caroni Central Constituency

Dr. Bhoendradatt "Bhoe" Tewarie was elected to the House of Representatives in 2015 as the Member for Caroni Central in the 11th Parliament. Dr. Tewarie was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1986, as a member of the National Alliance for Reconstruction government. He was the member for Caroni East, and served as Minister of Industry, Enterprise and Tourism, in addition to Leader of the House. He was also appointed a Senator and Minister of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs on May 11, 2011 during the 10th Republican Parliament. Dr. Tewarie previously served as Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the St. Augustine campus of The University of the West Indies (UWI). He served as Executive Director of the UWI Institute of Business (IOB) for nine years before being appointed Principal, UWI, St. Augustine in September 2001. Dr. Tewarie has been a Fulbright Fellow, a Visiting Scholar at the Pennsylvania State University and a Senior Associate Research Fellow at the North-South Centre of The University of Miami. He is a member of the Board of the Trinidad and Tobago National Commission for UNESCO and was for six years Chairman of the National Institute for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology where he facilitated the creation of COSTAATT (the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago) and the foundation work for the establishment of the National Accreditation Agency. He also developed the rationale for the establishment of the National Training Agency (NTA) and most recently was Chairman of the Committee which formulated a National Policy for Tertiary Education for the Vision 2020 Committee. Dr. Tewarie was a member of the Board of the Caribbean Examinations Council and the Board of the Trust Fund for the Caribbean Court of Justice. Dr. Tewarie was also a member of a number of Private Sector Boards. He has published many articles and book chapters on economic, educational and developmental issues as well as a book on University Governance in the Twenty-First Century (Jossey-Bass) (2004). In 2002 he guest-edited for Caribbean Quarterly a special issue to commemorate V.S. Naipaul’s award of the Nobel Prize and wrote the lead article “A House for Mr. Biswas Revisited: Ethnicity, Culture, Geography and Beyond”.pposition Member 23 September, 2015 - Present Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development 23 June, 2012 - 17 June, 2015 Minister of Planning and the Economy 27 June, 2011 - 22 June, 2012 Minister of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs 11 May, 2011 - 26 June, 2011 Minister without Portfolio 8 February, 1988 - 19 November, 1991 Minister of Industry, Enterprise and Tourism 12 January, 1987 - 19 November, 1991 Government Member 12 January, 1987 - 7 February, 1988 All Sessions Standing Finance Committee Public Accounts Committee 1st Session JSC - Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property (Amendment) Bill, 2015 2nd Session JSC - The Tax Information Exchange Agreements Bill 2016 4th Session JSC - The National Statistical Institute of Trinidad and Tobago Bill, 2018 Bills Debated -:The Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) (Amendment) Bill, 2018 The Anti Gang Bill, 2017 The Appropriation (Financial Year - 2016) Bill, 2015 The Appropriation (Financial Year - 2018) Bill, 2017 The Appropriation (Financial Year - 2019) Bill, 2018 The Appropriation (Financial Year 2017) Bill 2016 The Bail (Access to Bail) (Amendment) Bill, 2017 The Civil Asset Recovery and Management and Unexplained Wealth Bill, 2019 The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2018 The Corporation Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018 The Criminal Procedure (Plea Discussion and Plea Agreement) Bill, 2017 The Finance (No. 3) Bill 2016 The Finance (No.2) Bill, 2016 The Finance (Variation of Appropriation) (Financial Year 2018) Bill, 2019 The Finance Bill, 2016 The Finance Bill, 2017 The Finance Bill, 2018 The Gambling (Gaming and Betting) Control Bill, 2016 The Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018 The Indictable Offences (Pre-Trial Procedure) Bill, 2017 The Insurance Bill, 2016 The International Financial Organisations (Corporacion Andina de Fomento) Bill, 2017 The Land Adjudication (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill, 2017 The Miscellaneous Provisions (Anti-Gang and Bail) Bill, 2016 The Miscellaneous Provisions (Marriage) Bill, 2016 The Miscellaneous Provisions (Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, Proceeds of Crime, Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago, Customs and Exchange Control) Bill, 2017 The Miscellaneous Provisions (Petroleum, Petroleum Production Levy and Subsidy and Income Tax) Bill, 2019 The Miscellaneous Provisions (Trial By Judge Alone) Bill, 2017 The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill, 2017 The National Statistical Institute of Trinidad and Tobago Bill, 2018 The Non-Profit Organisations Bill, 2019 The Planning and Facilitation of Development (Amendment) Bill, 2018 The Property Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018 The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property (Amendment) Bill, 2015 The Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property (Amendment) Bill, 2016 The Registration of Titles to Land (Amendment)(No.2) Bill, 2017 The Strategic Services Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2016 The Tax Information Exchange Agreements (United States of America) Bill, 2016 The Tax Information Exchange Agreements Bill, 2016 The Tobago House of Assembly Election (Validation) Bill, 2017 The Trespass (Amendment) Bill, 2019 The Valuation of Land (Amendment) Bill, 2018 The Whistleblower Protection Bill, 2018 Motions Debated -:Adopt the 5th Report of JSC National Security on the Final Report of the Police Manpower Audit Committee Adopt the First Report of the Standing Finance Committee Adopt the First Report of the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives Adopt the Report of the Joint Select Committee on the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Property (Amendment) Bill, 2015 Adopt the Report of the JSC - Insurance Bill, 2016 Adopt the Report of the JSC on the Tax Information Exchange Agreements Bill, 2016 Adopt the Report of the JSC on the Tax Information Exchange Agreements Bill, 2016 Adopt the Report of the Standing Finance Committee - 4th Session - 11th Parliament Adopt the Report of the Standing Finance Committee - Proposals for the Supplementation and Variation of Appropriation for fiscal year 2018 Adopt the Second Report of the Standing Finance Committee Adopt the Second Report of the Standing Finance Committee - 4th Session - 11th Parliament Adopt the Second Report of the Standing Finance Committee of the House of Representatives Annulment of Selection Process Order for Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of Police Annulment of the Value Added Tax (Amendment to Schedule 2) Order 2016 Approve the Administration of Justice (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) Regulations, 2018 Approve the Notification of the nomination of Commodore Anthony Stafford Franklin Approve the Notification of the nomination of Mr. Harold Phillip as Commissioner of PoliceApprove the Notification of nomination of Mr. Harold Philip to the office of Commissioner of Police Condemn the Government for its failure in the Education Sector Condemn the Government for its recklessness and mismanagement of the nation's finances and economy Condemn the Government's lack of a clear economic plan Confirm the Customs (Amendment to the First Schedule) Order, 2016 Confirm the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) (No. 2) Order, 2016 Confirm the Provisional Collection of Taxes Order, 2017 Confirmation of the Customs (Import Duty) (Caribbean Common Market) (Amendment) Order, 2016 Confirmation of the Excise Duty (Alcoholic Beverages) Order, 2016 Confirmation of the Excise Duty (Tobacco Products) Order, 2016 Confirmation of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Order, 2016 Consider the details of the two-part address by the Hon. Keith Rowley, MP (January 2019) Establish Joint Select Committee to Review Levels of Health Care Delivery Exemption from Import Duties of Customs 1 Failure to Diversify the Economy Increase of Debt Limit under the Guarantee of Loans Act Increase of Loan Ceiling under the Development Loans Act Increase of Loan Ceiling under the External Loans Act Joint Select Committee on Vision 2030 Note the Report of the SSC on the Selection Process of CoP and Deputy CoP Notification of the nomination of Mr. Martin George as a member of the Police Service Commission Provision of Learning Materials to Students

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