Trinidad and Tobago:
Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar made some sweeping changes to her government - a few months before the general election.
She fired five members of her Cabinet, including the country’s Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and National Security Minister Garry Griffith, Justice Minister Emmanuel George, Sports Minister Rupert Griffith and removed the Speaker of the Senate Timothy Hamel-Smith on Monday night. Comment
Dame Mary Eugenia Charles: May 15, 1919 - Sept. 6, 2005.
For championing the United States’ invasion of Grenada after the assassination of its Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop, and for her “strongly opinionated, uncompromising leadership style”, Dame Mary Eugenia Charles was called “The Iron Lady of the Caribbean,” according to the Dominica Academy of Arts and Sciences (DAAS), which honored her posthumously in February 2010. Comment
There surely would have been some who believed that in 1957 Frank Worrell was a perfect fit for captaincy of the West Indies Test Cricket team for that year’s tour of England. The lords of West Indies cricket at the time were on no such track, though, and added insult to injury by handing the captain’s role to past-his-prime John Goddard of Barbados, in so doing, maintaining the tradition of whites only leading the team. The indignity was repeated for the 1958-59 tour of India, when selectors named a less experienced white Jamaican, Gerry Alexander, team captain. It was 1960-61’s remarkable tour of Australia that would give Worrell the opportunity to make his landmark debut as the first black man selected to lead the West Indies for a tour. Comments (1)