In a bid to address racism in sports and its personal impact on athletes, the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) will partner with the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) to host a virtual roundtable discussion entitled, ‘Racism in Sports: The Hard Conversation’ and launch the “Pass the Ball Challenge”.
The Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) announced the appointment of Dr. Krystal-Jane Verasammy to the Board of Commissioners. Dr. Verasammy took her oath of office and received her Instrument of Appointment from the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on 25 May 2021.
The offices of the Equal Opportunity Commission located at 55-57 Manic Street, Chaguanas will re-open on Monday 19 April, 2021 from 8:00am. The Commission thanks its stakeholders, staff and members of the public for their patience and understanding, while the offices were closed. The Ministry of Health’s guidelines were followed and the protocols were implemented.
Members of the public can continue to access our services using (868) 672-0928 or (868) 314-4992 or via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Commission also continues to receive complaints on its website: www.equalopportunity.gov.tt.
The EOC revealed the figure on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. There has been a proliferation of racial intolerance on social media and there are stories reported in the media where persons allege that they have been discriminated against based on their race or ethnicity but they do not lodge a complaint at the EOC.
The Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) has described the death of CAISO Founder Colin Robinson as the loss of a stalwart. The EOC worked on many projects with CAISO under Mr. Robinson’s stewardship including the LGBTQI Workplace Policy, in collaboration with the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce.