Statement on the passing of former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday

The Equal Opportunity Commission (the ‘Commission’) joins with the national community in extending condolences to the family and friends of deceased former Prime Minister Basdeo Panday and in commemorating his legacy of national service. The Commission was created by the Equal Opportunity Act of 2000 (the ‘Act’) which was a piece of legislation passed during former Prime Minister Panday’s premiership from 1995 to 2001.

EOC Caravan Stops in Tunapuna

The Equal Opportunity Commission’s (EOC) Nationwide Outreach Caravan stopped at the Tunapuna Administrative Complex, Tunapuna on Friday 7th July, 2023. The EOC team set up its signature blue tent and engaged members of the public with fun trivia games to win prizes, shared legal advice on discrimination and generally raised awareness on the free services offered by the EOC, and the rights of citizens that are protected by the Equal Opportunity Act.

EOC Caravan Continues with Success

Hundreds of patrons visited the Equal Opportunity Commission’s (EOC/Commission) nationwide caravan activation in Marabella. The outreach initiative, which was held at Massy Stores on Friday 5th May, 2023 is part of the EOC’s efforts to raise awareness of the categories covered and status grounds protected by the Equal Opportunity Act (the Act) and the services offered by the EOC.

TV Programme: Carnival Unites Us

Does carnival have the power to unify us as a nation? Are we already experiencing unity during the carnival season? What is the genesis of this unity? The Equal Opportunity Commission brought together a panel of speakers from the carnival industry to discuss just this on its television programme, “The Hard Conversations: Let’s Talk Equality.”

EOC Wants Zero Discrimination Day Celebrated Nationwide

In a bid to spread the awareness and celebration of Zero Discrimination Day, the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC/Commission) is advocating for the day to be a staple observation in the country and across the region. The institution is leading the charge and championing the cause, and is calling on the nation as a whole to support that mandate.


The Equal Opportunity Commission’s (EOC) nationwide caravan found early success with its first stop in Tobago. Scores of Tobagonians visited the EOC’s blue tent outside of Roxborough Administrative Complex on Thursday 17th November and Port Mall in Scarborough on Friday 18th November.

EOC Caravan Starts in Tobago

The EOC’s team will set up its signature blue tent at two locations: the Roxborough Administrative Complex on Thursday 17th November and in front of the Port Mall, Scarborough on Friday 18th November, 2022. The activities on both days will take place from 10am to 5pm.

Win Big with EOC This Independence

We should celebrate our unity across our differences on the nation’s diamond jubilee 60th Independence Day. The Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) said that even though there is much we need to work on as a nation, we for the most part, co-exist peacefully and are tolerant; this forms part of our national identity. We should focus on the positives and aspire to deepen this unity. This is why the EOC is hosting an Instagram photo and video competition called “Real Unity”.

EOC is an independent body

The Equal Opportunity Commission (the ‘Commission’) wishes to address reports in the print, electronic and social media that suggest that it has prevented Ms Veera Bhajan from taking up her post as Lay Assessor at the Equal Opportunity Tribunal (the ‘Tribunal’).

EOC and TTFA Target Racism in Sports

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”.