New members of National Commission for UNESCO
Minister of Education Dr. Tim Gopeesingh on August 17, 2011 handed over letters of appointment to new members of National Commission for UNESCO at Hilton. Dr. Kris Rampersad chairs the 21 member Commission and will serve for a period of four years. Members include Shayphan Smith; Jacinta Bailey-Sobers; Dr. Grace Sirju-Charran; Laura-Marie West; Ingrid Ryan Ruben; Dr. Avril Siung Chang; Alfred Aguiton; Maureen Manchouck; Marcia Riley; Elizabeth Couch;Dr. Sandra Gift and Annette Wallace. Representatives of other key stakeholders are Leseli Daaga; Imam Iqubal Hydal; Vashti Singh; Khemraj Pundit; Reynold Ramlogan and Irving Hoosaine. Ex-officio member is Secretary General Susan Shurland.