Biography of Mrs. Christine Newallo-Hosein
Mrs. Christine Newallo-Hosein has spent most of her life defending the rights of the impoverished and underprivileged. She’s an advocate for social justice.
She has a wealth of experience in governance, having functioned in several capacities before her appointment as the Minister of the People and Social Development. Senator Newallo-Hosein has an acute knowledge of the Ministry of the People and Social Development having worked as Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, the Honourable Kamla Persad Bissessar when she assumed leadership of the Ministry in 2014.
Prior to her appointment as Special Advisor, Mrs. Newallo-Hosein served as an Advisor to the Minister of Trade & Industry in 2010 and then to the Minister of Tourism between 2012 and 2013. In 2013 she was appointed as an Advisor in the Ministry of Housing and the Environment and later in that year she served in a similar capacity in the Ministry of Land and Marine Resources.
As an Advisor in the various Ministries, Mrs. Newallo Hosein was instrumental in planning, organizing and coordinating the development and implementation of policy related matters relevant to the Ministry’s long and short term programmes and projects. It is this experience, capability and competence that she now brings to the Ministry of the People and Social Development.
Minister Newallo-Hosein is also well respected for the social and community work that she has done throughout her life. In 2006 she was a Director of YESTT and between 2007 and 2008 she was Coordinator at the Caribbean Centre for Human Rights Victim Support Unit.
A past pupil of Providence Girls Catholic School, Senator Newallo-Hosein went on to complete courses in Human Relations at Dale Carnegie in 1988 and obtained a Certificate in Communication Studies from the University of the West Indies in 1992.
Her appointment as a Senator and Minister is fitting tribute to this social and community activist who has won the admiration of many with whom she has interacted.
Minister Newallo-Hosein is married and the mother of four children, one of whom unfortunately passed away. She was appointed a Senator and Minister of the People and Social Development on February 3rd 2015.