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Lopinot Bon Air West - Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn
Lopinot Bon Air West - Cherrie-Ann Crichlow-Cockburn
POS North/St Ann's West - Stuart Young
POS North/St Ann's West - Stuart Young
Naparima - Dons Waithe
Naparima - Dons Waithe
Diego Martin Central - Darryl Smith
Diego Martin Central - Darryl Smith
Caroni Central - Avinash Singh
Caroni Central - Avinash Singh
Alisha Romano - St Augustine
Alisha Romano - St Augustine
Camille Robinson Regis - Arouca/Maloney
Camille Robinson Regis - Arouca/Maloney
Clifford Rambharose - Oropouche West
Clifford Rambharose - Oropouche West
Clarence Rambharat - Mayaro
Clarence Rambharat - Mayaro
Richard Ragoonanan - Couva North
Richard Ragoonanan - Couva North
Nicole Olivierre - La Brea
Nicole Olivierre - La Brea
Neil Mohammed - Pointe-a-Pierre
Neil Mohammed - Pointe-a-Pierre
Alif Mohammed - Couva South
Alif Mohammed - Couva South
Randall Mitchell - San Fernando East
Randall Mitchell - San Fernando East
Marlene Mc Donald - Port of Spain South
Marlene Mc Donald - Port of Spain South
Parbatee Helen Maharaj - Chaguanas East
Parbatee Helen Maharaj - Chaguanas East
Bharath Barry Lochan - Cumuto/Manzanilla
Bharath Barry Lochan - Cumuto/Manzanilla
Adrian Leonce - Laventille East/Morvant
Adrian Leonce - Laventille East/Morvant
Glenda Jennings-Smith - Toco/Sangre Grande
Glenda Jennings-Smith - Toco/Sangre Grande
Terry Jadoonanan - Oropouche East
Terry Jadoonanan - Oropouche East
Colm Imbert - Diego Martin North/East
Colm Imbert - Diego Martin North/East
Fitzgerald Hinds - Laventille West
Fitzgerald Hinds - Laventille West
Anthony Garcia - Arima
Anthony Garcia - Arima
Dr. Lovell Francis - Moruga/Tableland
Dr. Lovell Francis - Moruga/Tableland
Edmund Dillon - Point Fortin
Edmund Dillon - Point Fortin
Terrence Deyalsingh - St. Joseph
Terrence Deyalsingh - St. Joseph
Vidya Deokiesingh - Siparia
Vidya Deokiesingh - Siparia
Maxie Cuffie - La Horquetta/Talparo
Maxie Cuffie - La Horquetta/Talparo
Kevin Chan - Tabaquite
Kevin Chan - Tabaquite
Sara Budhu - Caroni East
Sara Budhu - Caroni East
Marsha Bailey - Fyzabad
Marsha Bailey - Fyzabad
Ancil Antoine - D'Abadie/O'Meara
Ancil Antoine - D'Abadie/O'Meara
Nikoleiskai Ali - Princes Town
Nikoleiskai Ali - Princes Town
Hafeez Ali - Barataria/San Juan
Hafeez Ali - Barataria/San Juan
Faris Al Rawi - San Fernando West
Faris Al Rawi - San Fernando West

Biography

 

Faris Al-Rawi L.L.B., L.L.M., L.E.C.

 

Born of Iraqi and Trinidadian parentage, Mr. Al-Rawi is a son of the proud city of San Fernando.  He received his primary education at the Grant Memorial Presbyterian School and his secondary education at Presentation College in San Fernando.  At High School Mr. Al-Rawi served as a college prefect and as an avid scout representing Trinidad and Tobago for many years at the international scouting level at many locations around the world.

 

Mr. Al-Rawi obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree (with Honours) from the University of the West Indies and read for his Masters degree in the laws of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Alternative Dispute Resolution at King’s College London, University of London.  He attended the Hugh Wooding Law School where he obtained the Certificate of Legal Education graduating in the top of his class.  He was admitted to practice law in Trinidad and Tobago in 1996.  Mr. Al-Rawi was an associate Attorney in corporate commercial and conveyancing matters with one of the oldest law firms in Trinidad until February 2000. 

 

Mr. Al-Rawi bears solid experience in the corporate commercial, mortgaging, conveyancing and oil and gas arenas and is on the panel of Attorneys for a number of commercial banks in Trinidad and Tobago and has served on numerous boards of directors in the private sector.  He has an intimate knowledge of regulated industries, public companies and securities markets in which fields he is frequently outsourced as a “legal problem solver”. 

 

Mr. Al-Rawi has a very active litigation practice and acts as Counsel and/or Instructing Attorney to several Senior Counsel and Senior Junior Counsel in the profession and is regularly before the Courts upon matters of serious commercial note.

 

Mr. Al-Rawi joined the Peoples National Movement when they were in opposition in 1995 moving to immediately function as a legal advisor to the Tunapuna Piarco Regional Corporation so as to prepare for the Local Government Elections which followed the General Elections of 1995.  He then took up the position of Vice Chairman and then Chairman of the St. Augustine Constituency for the General Elections of 2001.  In 2002 he joined Board of Directors of the Land Settlement Agency and the National Housing Authority and oversaw the transition of that latter body into the Housing Development Corporation.  In the period 2003 to 2006 Mr. Al-Rawi served as an Alderman of the Port-of-Spain City Corporation.  In 2007 Mr. Al-Rawi then rejoined the Board of Directors of the Housing Development Corporation and often functioned as its acting Chairman from meeting to meeting until August 2008.  Mr. Al-Rawi has also served on Specialist Cabinet Appointed Committees.

 

Mr. Al-Rawi entered the Parliament in June 2010 as an Opposition Senator.  He is a third generation Parliamentarian in that his mother Diane Seukeran and his grandfather Lionel Seukeran both served in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago. It is well known that Mr. Al-Rawi takes pleasure in very lively debate and is adept at holding the Government to task in legislative matters and parliamentary affairs.

 

Mr. Al-Rawi is a polyglot conversant in English, Arabic, Spanish, French and  a smattering of Italian.  He is a very strong supporter of the Scout movement and of the Trinidad and Tobago Karate Association of which latter institution he is a member and past instructor.  He is very happily married and is the father of 3 very active young children.

 

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