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Old Boy - Garvin Nicholas

Garvin Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Oxford Brookes University, and was called to the Bar of England and Wales at the Inner Temple

He entered politics in 1990 with the PNM, was appointed on the Advisory Committee to the Diego Martin Regional Corporation in 1992, contested the 1992 Local Government Election and won the seat of Moka/Boissierre and served on the Diego Martin Regional Corporation as the Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee and Convenor of the Bye-Laws Sub-Committee.

During this time, and among the notable events he formed the Diego Martin East charitable foundation. After his term was finished he “bowed out” from the front line politics.

Again the desire to see the development of Trinidad and Tobago achieved he joined the UNC in 2001 and managed the campaign for the Diego Martin East Constituency. He later contested the Diego Martin East seat in 2002 without success.

Garvin has also served in leadership capacities in various organizations;
* Former President of the Rotary Club of POS West
* Former President of the International Student House Law Society

High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (2010)

Called to the Bar of England and Wales – Inner Temple (2001)

Called to the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago – Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago Law Association (2002)

Called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean (Anguilla) – (2009)

Other Experience:

Company Director – The Food Sauce Limited (1990 to 2007)


Bar Vocational Course, Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies – City University, Inns of Court School of Law (2001)

Bachelor of Laws, Upper Second Class – Oxford Brookes University (2000)

Other Organizations and Clubs:

Rotary Club of Port of Spain West – Past President

Political History:

Political Leader, Movement for National Development ( – 2007 to present

Temporary Senator, Upper House of Parliament, Trinidad and Tobago – 2003/2004

Legal Counsel to the Leader of the Opposition, Trinidad and Tobago – 2003

General Election Candidate – 2002

Elected Local Government Councilor, Diego Martin Regional Corporation, Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee – 1992 to 1996

Hobbies: Politics, Golf, SCUBA diving, Travel (Europe, USA, Caribbean)

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