Her Excellency Mrs. Bridgid Annisette-George first entered Parliament as a Senator and Attorney General on November 8, 2007 in the 9th Republic Parliament, becoming the third woman to hold this post in the history of Trinidad and Tobago.
In the 11th Republican Parliament, she was elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives. Presently, Speaker Annisette-George is the second female in the history of Trinidad and Tobago to hold this office.
An Alumnus of St. Joseph’s Convent, Port of Spain, Mrs. Annisette-George is also a graduate of the University of the West Indies, having obtained her Bachelor of Law in 1981, and her legal education certificate from Hugh Wooding Law School in 1983. Before assuming the position of Speaker of the House, she was a sole practitioner, having been admitted to practice law 32 years ago.
Mrs. Annisette-George has held a wide variety of positions in both the private and public sector including Commissioner of the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (1992 – 1995), Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Trinidad and Tobago (2003), Chairman of the Diego Martin Regional Corporation (1999 – 2003) and associate lecturer at the Hugh Wooding Law School in the areas of Probate Practice and Procedure and Ethics, Rights and Obligations of the legal Profession.