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SALISES presents Equality and Diversity in Trinidad & Tobago

For Release Upon Receipt - April 20, 2011

St. Augustine

What constitutes an ethnic imbalance? Are there ethnic imbalances in Trinidad & Tobago? If so, why and what do we do about them? The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) will address these questions at a forum on the topic, "Equality and Diversity in Trinidad & Tobago.” This forum is carded for Wednesday 20th April, 2011, beginning promptly at 10 am, at Lecture Theatre 1, Faculty of Engineering, UWI (St. Augustine) Campus.


Panelists are:

  • Hon Basdeo Panday, Former Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago
  • Professor Selwyn Ryan, Former SALISES Director and co-author of Ethnicity and Employment Practices in Trinidad & Tobago.
  • Mr. Gregory Aboud, President, Downtown Owners’ and Merchants’ Association (DOMA).
  • Mr. Israel Khan, SC, Attorney-at-Law


The session will be chaired by Dr. Roy McCree, SALISES Fellow

Members of the media and the general public are invited to attend and to take part in the discussions that will follow the presentation of the panelists.