Commissioners of the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) met with the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA)

PRESS RELEASE

 

1 May, 2017

 

Commissioners of the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) met with the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA)

 

The Equal Opportunity Commission took the opportunity during its board meeting held in Tobago on Friday 28 April 2017 to pay a Courtesy Call on the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly the Honourable Mr. Kelvin Charles.


The Commissioners, who comprise Chairman, Lynette Seebaran-Suite, Vice Chairman Dr. Beverly Beckles, Dr. Indira Rampersad, Mr. Eric Cowie, and Mr. James Chin Chuck, met with the Chief Secretary to discuss the continued collaboration with the THA on issues related to equal opportunity, discrimination, and human rights. Also discussed was the work of the EOC in investigating and conciliating cases of alleged discrimination filed from Tobago.


Chairman, Seebaran-Suite, highlighted the EOC’s commitment to serving Tobago through its monthly outreach sessions held at the Office of the Ombudsman-Tobago where complaints are received and processed.


Mrs. Lynette Seebaran-Suite also brought the Honourable Chief Secretary up to date on the EOC’s current thrusts in advocacy and public education, including on the topic of sexual harassment in the workplace.


Also, discussed was the need for all stakeholders including the THA, to work together in implementing the Concluding Recommendations of the United Nations Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) following Trinidad and Tobago’s Country Report reviewed in Geneva in July, 2016

The Honourable Chief Secretary, Mr. Kelvin Charles expressed his appreciation of the insights gained from the one-on-one meeting and the THA’s willingness to collaborate with the EOC in promoting equality of opportunity and non-discriminatory practices in Trinidad Tobago.

                                                                                                                                        

 

 

Courtesy Call: Chairman of the Equal Opportunity Commission - Mrs. Lynette Seebaran-Suite met with Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly and Secretary of Education, Innovation and Energy - Assemblyman Kelvin Charles with members of EOC’s Board of Commissioners and management.

 

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