After just one term as a senator and Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise Development, Jennifer Baptiste-Primus has signalled her intention to leave politics.
She made the announcement while speaking last night at the dinner and awards ceremony of the Co-operative Credit Union Movement at Achievers Banquet Hall, San Fernando.
The event was held in recognition of the 71st International Credit Union Day which is commemorated on October 17.
Minister Baptiste- Primus was asked more about her decision while sitting in on the Power Breakfast Show on Power 102FM on Friday morning, but she refrained from going into detail.
Minister Primus says she is intent on leaving a legacy and maintains that while getting labour laws and legislation amended to protect employees is a frustrating matter, she has tried her best.
She acknowledged that Trinidad and Tobago is doing poorly in terms of Industrial relations.
However, the former trade union leader explained that the country is operating under an antiquated labour climate, with laws that are a century old. She says she’s doing what she can to correct some of this before she leaves office.