About Bhoe

Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie is a person of great integrity, with a passion for education and higher learning. He feels so energized and empowered about development and development issues that he has even written a book about it.

He is a learner, teacher, researcher, writer and development enthusiast, who has proven to be dedicated to his beloved country, Trinidad and Tobago and all of her people, and this is what drove Dr Tewarie into politics as a young man.

Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie

Today he is a man of much government experience, who works tirelessly with all those who want to do something for the community and country. “Working for the People, by the People and with the People” is an idea which propels him. He considers it a privilege to serve people and to be able to work closely with them.

He is a visionary whose passion lies within the facilitation of change within Trinidad and Tobago and its future. His motto is “Working for the people, by the people and with the people.” He feels that is both an honour and privilege to serve the people of Trinidad and Tobago in any way that he can.

Dr Tewarie has lectured, mentored and guided hundreds of brilliant minds over the years. His passion and love for education are deeply rooted in his desire to facilitate positive change in Trinidad and Tobago.

Political Timeline

He was a foun­da­tion mem­ber and for­mer chair­man of the Tapia House Move­ment (1973-1980), where he also served as the Editor for the weekly Tapia Newspaper

Dr Bhoe Tewarie (1976) at a meeting held by the Tapia House Movement (THM)
Click image to view the Newspaper Manifesto General Elections 1976
Click image to view Dr. Bhoe Tewarie’s Article 1976 about Schools and Literature
Click image to view 1969-1977 Tapia Newspaper Archives


This newspaper soon became a key force in building the opposition alliance that led to the birth of the National Alliance for Reconstruction (NAR), which swept to office in 1986. He eventually became the General Secretary of the NAR. 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 on 11th May 2011 during the 10th Republican Parliament.

Supporter of National Alliance for Reconstruction in 1986
Bhoendradatt Tewarie shakes hands with then Prime Minister, The Honorable Mr. Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson after being sworn in as Minister.

Other political parties included the coalition party of The United Labour Front (ULF), The Organization for National Reconstruction (ONR) and The Democratic Action Congress (DAC).

He became Minister of In­dus­try, En­ter­prise and Tourism with the Na­tion­al Al­liance for Re­con­struc­tion (NAR) Cab­i­net, then Minister of Plan­ning, Eco­nom­ic and So­cial Re­struc­tur­ing and Gen­der Af­fairs Min­is­ter with the Peo­ple’s Part­ner­ship (PPP) Gov­ern­ment.

In May 2011, Pres­i­dent George Maxwell Richards ad­min­is­tered the oath to Dr Tewarie at a brief cer­e­mo­ny at Knowsley Build­ing, Queen’s Park West.

UNC Political Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar gives Minister Dr. Bhoe Tewarie a national flag pin. Looking on is Former President George Maxwell Richards on May 11, 2011 as hw administered the oath of office to Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie as Minister of Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring and Gender Affairs at Knowsley, Port of Spain.

Dr Tewarie collaborates to build strong relationships with the people of T&T and internationally. He uses his experience and foresight to proactively address details before they become a problem. He is exceptionally well respected all-round, especially in the Freeport/Caroni Central areas, not only for his unparalleled professional track record and high ethical standards but for being honest, hard-working and loyal to his mission.

Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie was elected to the House of Representatives in 2015 as the Member for Caroni Central in the 11th Parliament. He is currently the Member of Parliament for Caroni Central Constituency.

Lecturer, Director and then Principal

In 1991, Dr Tewarie returned to his po­si­tion as a lec­tur­er and di­rec­tor at the University of the West Indies (UWI) In­sti­tute of Business (renamed the Arthur Lok Jack Grad­u­ate School of Business). He also served as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor until 2001.

Dr Tewarie was ap­point­ed Prin­ci­pal of the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Au­gus­tine in 2001, a po­si­tion which he held up to 2007. During this time, he was elected to the House of Representatives in 2015 as the Member for Caroni Central in the 11th Parliament. He was up to the time of his ap­point­ment as min­is­ter, serv­ing as pro-vice chan­cel­lor for Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment and di­rec­tor of the In­sti­tute of Crit­i­cal Think­ing.

Dr Tewarie was a Di­rec­tor at both CL Fi­nan­cial and Trinidad Pub­lish­ing Co Ltd, now known as the Guardian Me­dia Ltd. He al­so served as chair­man of the Na­tion­al In­sti­tute for High­er Ed­u­ca­tion, Re­search, Sci­ence and Tech­nol­o­gy (Ni­herst). He served as Minister under Prime Ministers, ANR Robinson and Kamla Persad-Bissessar. He currently serves as Member of Parliament for Caroni Central Constituency and is now an Opposition Member in Parliament.

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