Unprecedented Achievements by The Peoples’ Partnership Government

  •  More than 100,000 laptops delivered to secondary school students entering Form 1.

  • A Children’s Life Fund was established, with 221 lives saved to date.

  • Completed the University of the West Indies in Debe (August 2015)

  • The People’s Partnership Government is the first to achieve universal pre-school education.

  • Established the National Security Operations Centre, a Rapid Response Unit and a Counter Human Trafficking Unit.

Rapid Response Unit
  • Completed the Children’s Hospital in Couva, which is first digital hospital in the region.  (July/August 2015)

Couva children hospital
  • Introduced the Health Card to improve the dispensing of prescription medication. (July 2015)

  • Completed and handed over the Chancery Lane Teaching Hospital, in San Fernando, a world-class facility

Sando teaching hospital
  • Established a Nursing Academy, which will train nurses to fill vacancies in the public health sector.

opening of nursing academy
  • Removed VAT on 7,000 food items.

  • Increased 24/7 Water Supply from 18% in 2010 to 70% in 2014.

  • Moved to transform social programmes such as CEPEP to develop skills and channel people into better incomes and better jobs.

  • Raised the minimum wage twice in 4 years - from $9 per hour in 2010, to $15 per hour in2015, to improve the livelihoods of the lower income citizens.

  • Introduced the Rapid Bus Transport System on East-West Corridor providing a bus every 15mins.

  • A Closed-Circuit Camera Network set up throughout the country for security and traffic management.

  • Established an Aviation Institute of Trinidad and Tobago at the Camden Airfield in Couva.

  • Expanded the GATE program to include technical and vocational education and training.

  • Established the first ever Drilling Academy in the history of our country, responding to upstream energy activities.

  • Introduced Workforce Assessment Centres to help skilled persons to become certified, fill gaps in their skillset and improve the quality of the services they provide.

  • Halted the decline of oil production for the first time since 2005, with oil production now trending upwards, currently at approximately 80,000 barrels per day.

  • Recorded the highest amount of foreign direct investment in history – from an FDI of US$500m in 2010, we have now crossed FDI of over US$3 Billion.

  • Revised the Standing Orders of the Parliament for greater accountability: Standing Order 83allows for the examination of the estimates in Standing Finance Committee together with the Appropriation Bill.

  • Established a new Standing Order for Prime Minister’s Question Time during the second sitting of the House each month.

  • Local Government Reform – introduced legislation for Proportional Representation.

  • Introduced and passed legislation to govern public procurement, bringing a new element to integrity in public office.