Baroness Benjamin Visit
Baroness Floella Benjamin, OBE, DL, Hon. DLitt Exeter paid a courtesy visit to Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin on Thursday, 4 February 2016.
The Baroness was in the Cayman Islands to deliver the address at the Commencement Ceremony of the International College of the Cayman Islands (ICCI).
Originally from Trinidad, Baroness Benjamin is a motivational and inspirational speaker who lectures at schools, universities and organisations throughout the world.
Born in 1949, she moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 10, where she is an actress, presenter, writer, independent producer, working peer and an active advocate for the welfare, care and education of children across the globe.
For the past 10 years she has been the Chancellor of the University of Exeter. She was elevated to the House of Lords as a life peer in 2010, the first Trinidadian woman to be ennobled. In Parliament she leads on children’s issues as well as education, media and diversity matters.
Baroness Benjamin visited Mr. McLaughlin at the Government Administration Building in George Town on Thursday afternoon ahead of the ICCI Commencement Ceremony later that evening