UNC names attorney as Ramdeen's replacement
Attorney and Communications Consultant Ashvani Mahabir has been appointed an Opposition Senator, replacing Gerald Ramdeen.
Ramdeen tendered his resignation last Monday following his arrest and subsequent charges laid against him in connection with a legal fees conspiracy.
Mahabir was sworn in in the Senate on Tuesday.
The party said Mahabir brings to the Parliament “wide and extensive academic and professional qualifications as well as significant and widespread experience in the fields of law, political communications and strategy, research, public relations and management”.
Mahabir holds Bachelor’s degrees in History and Law from the University of the West Indies, a Legal Education Certificate from the Sir Hugh Wooding Law School and a Master’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester.
He has been engaged in his private law and communications practice in Chaguanas for the past 19 years.
Mahabir is a well-known political commentator, whose commentaries are published in local newspapers.
He has had a longstanding relationship with the UNC having served as Chairman of the party’s Youth Arm and having worked in research and political and strategic communication.
The party said his appointment is a reflection of its policy commitment in ensuring young people’s right to contribute, to participate and be incorporated in our democratic processes.