The Hon. Jairam Seemungal was appointed Minister of Land and Marine Resources on 6 September, 2013. He is the MP for La Horquetta/Talparo.
He was educated at Eastern Caribbean Institute of Agriculture and Forestry (E.C.I.A.F) and the School of Accounting and Management (L.L.B. LAW). He spent 19 years in the Ministry of Agriculture and was very instrumental in planning and completing projects that dealt with providing access roads to farmers. He was also the Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Legal Affairs, Deputy Speaker, and Minister of State in the Ministry of Food Production.
His numerous years of training and experience in law, agriculture, land use, and land management are tremendous assets for his present portfolio as Minister of Land and Marine Resources. He is extremely driven to fulfil the responsibilities of his Ministry through the management, settlement and regularisation of State Lands in Trinidad and Tobago. To date the Ministry of Land and Marine Resources has been very successful in resolving State Land matters, issuing State Land leases and certificates of comfort. Under the guidance of Jairam there is much more that the Ministry is prepared to accomplish for the benefit of Trinidad and Tobago and its citizens.
Jairam’s other passions include sports, music, culture and youth, which he channels to assist his constituents of La Horquetta/Talparo. He has worked with them to improve the quality of their lives and foster community togetherness. This is done through initiatives such as annual football and cricket tournaments, cultural events and competitions, in addition to frequent assistance in the maintenance and upgrades of the constituency’s infrastructure. He is very positive and proactive in his approach and is commended with creating a family atmosphere through his involvement in the La Horquetta/Talparo constituency.
Jariam is very dedicated to his roles as Minister and MP. He continuously works towards making significant contributions by effectively managing the use of State Lands of the country, as well as assisting his constituency to the best of his ability. His vibrant and innovative leadership has brought hope to many and will continue to do so for many years to come.