Trinidad and Tobago gets first woman PM!


Indian-origin grandmother is Trinidad and Tobago’s first woman PM, Indo Asian News Service/ NDTV, Wednesday May 26, 2010, Port-of-Spain.

“Kamla Persad-Bissessar, whose forefather came here from India as an indentured labourer, has been elected the first woman prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago after the political alliance led by her emerged victorious and ended the ruling party’s 43 years in power.

Persad-Bissessar’s People’s Partnership won 29 out of the 41 parliamentary seats in the elections held Monday. She is expected to be sworn in as Prime Minister on Tuesday evening by President George Maxwell Richards.”