THA elects new Chief Secretary

A new Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly has been elected.

Assemblyman Ancil K. Dennis was elected unopposed a short while ago.

The 33-year-old is the youngest Assemblyman to ever assume the office of Chief Secretary in the Assembly’s 40 year history.

He is the representative for the District of Buccoo / Mt. Pleasant.

Assemblyman Kelvin Charles kept an earlier promise to demit office at the end of April after losing the Tobago PNM leadership election to Trinidad and Tobago Ambassador to Costa Rica, Tracy Davidson-Celestine.

Charles served as Chief Secretary for three years.

Dennis was first elected to the Tobago House of Assembly on January 21, 2013 at just 26, becoming the youngest Assemblyman in the history of the THA.

He was elected Deputy Presiding Officer just a year later, becoming the youngest person to serve in the post.

He served as Assistant Secretary of Community Development and Culture from 2013 – 2017, and as Assistant Secretary in the office of the Chief Secretary from 2017 – 2020.

In April 2020, he served as Assistant Secretary of Health and Wellness and Family Development. 

He holds a Business Management Certificate from the Association of Business Executives and a Master of Science Degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of London.


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