Senator the Honourable Randall Seth Mitchell is the Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts. He was born and raised in San Fernando and first entered the Parliament in 2015 as the elected representative for San Fernando East.
He was made a member of the Cabinet and has served as Minister of Public Administration, Minister of Housing and Urban Development, and Minister of Tourism before the merger of the Culture and Arts portfolio with Tourism in 2020.
Minister Mitchell is an attorney-at-law by profession and holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London and a Master of Laws from the University of Northumbria. He also possesses an International Master of Business Administration from Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine.
Mrs Simone Thorne-Mora Quinones was appointed as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts on 23 October 2021. Before this appointment, she served as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministries of National Security and Education.
Her many years of experience has made her well versed in research, planning and project management. Mrs Thorne-Mora Quinones is a graduate of the Henley Management College/Brunel University, the University of the West Indies and the George Washington University.
Ms. Jasmine Pascal has been employed in the public service for the last 38 years. She was appointed to perform the duties of Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts in February 2023. In this role, she offers valuable advice and support to the Permanent Secretary.
Ms. Pascal is a distinguished graduate of the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business, UWI and the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus.