Thursday 20 February, 2020

Former Senate president Dr Linda Baboolal passes on

Photo: Dr Linda Baboolal via TT Parliament.

Photo: Dr Linda Baboolal via TT Parliament.

Trinidad and Tobago’s first female Senate President has passed away.

Dr Linda Baboolal passed away at 4.44 am at the age of 78.

She was married to Dr Michael Baboolal, was a mother of five, and grandmother of eight, who loved reading, cooking and travelling.

According to a biography listed on the Parliament’s website, the former politician was the first woman to hold the office of President of the Senate the country’s history, which she did between 2002 and 2007. She was elected President of the Senate on April 5, 2002 (7th Republican Parliament) and again on October 17, 2002 (8th Republican Parliament).

From 1992 to 1995, then the Member of Parliament for Barataria/San Juan, Baboolal held several Ministerial portfolios including Social Development and Health.

Baboolal was also a medical doctor specialising in general family practice and worked extensively in both the local public sector and in private practice.

She performed extensive voluntary work in the health arena, with a special interest in the promotion of women in all aspects of life, especially in decision making.

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