TTUTA gets First Woman President

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FOR the first time in its 40-year history, the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA) has a woman as its president.

Antonia Tekah De Freitas was elected after the union’s executive elections on Tuesday. She was the former first Vice-president of TTUTA.

Antonia Tekah De Freitas

She succeeds outgoing TTUTA president Lynsley Doodhai, the principal of the Corrib Trace Presbyterian Primary School in Princes Town.

Antonia Tekah De Freitas, a mother of three of Trincity, is a senior teacher at the Tunapuna Girls’ (St Charles) Roman Catholic School.

She is married to TTUTA’s industrial relations officer Justin De Freitas.


The results are:


Antonia Tekah De Freitas – 3,623

Nirmala Chinebas-Dindial – 3,326

Jemima Riley – 604


First Vice-president

Marlon Seales – 4,969

Hannah Lackraj-Maurice – 2,899


Second Vice-president

Kyrla Robertson-Thomas – 4,465

Ronald Rollocks – 2,899


Third Vice-president

Darren Lee Him – 3,993

Sharida Sagar-Ramnarine – 3,283


General Secretary

Kady Beckles – 3,908

Roxanne Romeo – 2,221

Wayne Gransam – 1,354



Cuthbert Joseph – 4,483

Eric Floyd- 2,874





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