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Notice of Closure

Please be advised that The Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC)

located at # 55-57 Manic Street, Chaguanas will be closed to the public from 12:00 noon on Friday 24 February, 2017

and on

Carnival Monday - Monday 27 February, 2017

Carnival Tuesday - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

The office will re-open for business as usual


Wednesday 1 March, 2017.

We do apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Response to the decision to discontinue GATE funding to persons over 50

The Equal Opportunity Commission (the Commission) refers to the decision taken by Cabinet to discontinue the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) funding for persons over the age of 50. Though provisions have been made for continuing students (over the age of 50) already enrolled in undergraduate programmes, the Commission is disheartened by this development and is of the view that the position is discriminatory.

Visiting members of Parliamentarians for Global Action meets with the Equal Opportunity Commission

The Chairman and Commissioners of the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC), received a courtesy call from visiting members of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at the EOC’s office in Chaguanas. The visiting members of PGA comprised Dip. Minou Tavárez Mirabel, President, Dr. David Donat Cattin, Secretary General and Mónica Adame, Programme Director.

Guidelines for Employers

Offensive Behaviour



What is the Equal Opportunity Act?
 It is an Act which seeks to prohibit certain kinds of discrimination, to promote equality of opportunity between persons of different status and circumstance and to establish an Equal Opportunity Commission and an Equal Opportunity Tribunal