Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries(MALF)
To be a client oriented, performance driven, environmentally responsible organization delivering integrated services aligned to a changing food and agriculture system
To work as an innovative team championing the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable development of food and non food systems, supported by sound public policy
Senator the Honorable Clarence Rambharat was born in the agricultural community of Rio Claro. Early in his career as a lawyer, his work covered land tenure and land administration. His interest in agriculture developed through his father’s career as a Forest Officer and his family’s long history in farming.
He is a specialist in corporate governance, in particular state corporations, regulated financial institutions including credit unions and banks, code of conduct issues and business ethics. His work as a lawyer, lecturer and writer on these subjects is well established.
Senator Rambharat has worked for global multinationals in oil and gas and financial services in the areas of corporate governance, regulatory compliance and procurement. In the Caribbean, he has worked in leadership positions in the Trinidad and Tobago sugar industry and health sector. He is a former Chairman of the Employers’ Consultative Association (ECA) of Trinidad and Tobago, a premier voice for employers and a delegate to regional and global conferences on workplace issues. In Canada, Senator Rambharat had been in private practice and worked for in HSBC in regulatory positions.
Over the last 20 years Senator Rambharat has been a University lecturer in Administrative and Constitutional Law, International Law and other areas of law and business, and has also been a presenter and speaker on various areas of law including corporate governance and public sector procurement. He is also what some call a ‘must-read newspaper columnist’, writing on matters of public interest in Trinidad and Tobago.
He is a Graduate of the University of the West Indies in Law. And holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation and postgraduate training in Occupational Safety and Health.
Senator Rambharat is happily married to Camille Mc Millan-Rambharat, with three children.
Senator Avinash G Singh has a mission is to succeed in an environment of growth and excellence while undertaking challenging assignments and responsibilities which provides him with job satisfaction and self-development.
Appointed an Opposition Senator in the Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. (2013-2015), he was then appointed in September 2015 at Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries.
A graduate of the University of the West Indies, with a Major in Agricultural Science and Minor in Environmental & Natural Resource Management, Senator Singh was awarded a Trophy for Excellence in Youth in Agriculture by the Agricultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago.
The innate appeal of agriculture saw him completing the Youth Apprenticeship Certificate Program in Agriculture (Y.A.P.A) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Land & Marine Resources’ Certificate in 2007. He worked in the field as an Agricultural Consultant in 2012 and a Customer Service Representative in 2013.
A registered farmer, he has also represented Trinidad and Tobago and the Agricultural Society of Trinidad and Tobago at an international training and workshop on Agricultural Risk Mitigation for farmers in St. Lucia.
A true champion of the people, he serves as a Voluntary Tutor for special students, Sixth Form Association Services at Carapichaima Junior Secondary; as the Trustee at the Heliconia Foundation for Young Professionals, Past Secretary and Past Vice President of the Felicity Farmers Association, Past Public Relations Officer of the Shree Krishen Mandir, and a member of the Felicity North Sports and Cultural Group
He is married to Ria Ragoo.
Permanent Secretary - Mrs. Angela Siew
Deputy Permanent Secretary - Mr. Farook Hosein