Mahabir Wyatt graduated from Mc Gill University, Quebec, Canada in 1962,
having worked in the field of Education, briefly teaching kindergarten
and a primary school class in 1958 in Vald'Or, Quebec and at the Lady
Hochoy Home For Retarded Children in Cocorite, Trinidad, in 1960.
1966, Diana Mahabir Wyatt joined the Employers' Consultative Association
of Trinidad and Tobago, responsible for setting up supervisory and management
training programmes and for handling general administration.
Mahabir Wyatt served as a founding member of the National Training Board
of Trinidad and Tobago and of the Registration, Recognition and Certification
Board of Trinidad and Tobago on which she served for ten years.
Ms Mahabir Wyatt was a founding member of the National Insurance Board, Board of Directors, from 1972-1985 and during that time served as Chairman of the Board's Personnel and Public Relations Committees and of its Art Committee and served as well as an alternate member of the NIB Investment Committee which handles the investment of all NIB funds. She has been, for many years, a member of the Boards of Directors of several private companies in Trinidad and Tobago and was appointed by the Government as a founder member of the National Productivity Council, the National Training Board and the Self help Commission on which she still serves.
the international field, Ms Mahabir Wyatt has represented the interests
of Caribbean employers on a committee to advise Ministers of Labour
of the OAS and did so as well for many years at the CARICOM Ministers
of Labour Standing Committee.
fifteen years a weekly columnist on social, economic and political matters
for one of Trinidad and Tobago's leading daily newspapers, Ms Mahabir
Wyatt has also produced and presented a twelve segment T.V. presentation
on violence against women and children, and acted as anchor on a two-hour
daily news 'talk show'.
In the field of culture, Ms Mahabir Wyatt has served on the boards of directors of The Tent Theatre, the National Carnival Commission and the early Trinidad Theatre Workshop, and worked with Pan Trinbago as House Manager of the bi-annual steelband festival during the decade of the 1980's. In 1990 several of her poems were published in the "Washerwoman" - the first anthology of poems by women of Trinidad and Tobago.
She is at present a Director in the consultancy firm of Personnel Management Services Limited in Trinidad and Tobago, which provides consultancy services over a broad spectrum of personnel and industrial relations areas and provides executive recruitment services and training in various aspects of personnel and management development. She is the author of numerous papers on industrial relations practices, procedures and systems and is a frequent lecturer in these topics in the Caribbean.
1991, as an Acting Senator, Ms Mahabir Wyatt was one of the chief supporters
piloting through Parliament Trinidad and Tobago's Domestic Violence
Act and continues to promote legislation dealing with social, educational
and economic issues and with the protection of women and children from
In 1991 Diana Mahabir Wyatt was formally appointed an Independent Senator by the President of the Republic in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago.
Diana Mahabir Wyatt was married to Noel Wyatt in 1982. She is the mother of four children, three foster children and three step children and is the grandmother to their fourteen children.
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