Friday, November 16, 2012

Photo story: Baronness Floella Benjamin of Beckenham pays a courtesy call on PM

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar presents a gift to Baroness Floella Benjamin of Beckenham Thursday. Also in the photo also are the British High Commissioner Arthur Snell, Minster of Foreign Affairs Winston Dookeran and Keith Taylor 

Baroness Floella Benjamin of Beckenham and British High Commissioner Arthur Snell on Thursday paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Kamla 
Persad-Bissessar at the PM's office in St. Clair. The Prime Minster was joined by Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Dookeran.

She welcomed the Baroness and her husband, Keith Taylor, just before they left for Piarco International Airport at the end of a two-day tour to promote Global Entrepreneurism Week. The visit was facilitated by the British High Commission in Trinidad & Tobago. 

Persad-Bissessar presented the Baroness with a painting of a scene in the Queens Park Savannah and also expressed appreciation for the lady's continued interest in Trinidad and Tobago. She thanked the Baroness for her valuable work with young people. 

The Baroness was born in Point-a-Pierre and emigrated to the United Kingdom in 1960. She has distinguished herself as a television presenter, a writer, a businesswoman. She became a peer in the House of Lords in 2010.

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