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Response to CNC3’s Six Months In - An Interview with the Prime Minister on Discrimination in Trinidad and Tobago

The Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) is very pleased to note the statements of the Prime Minister, the Honourable Dr Keith Rowley to the effect that he does not support any aspect of behaviour which discriminates against people and which gives them rights that others do not have. This was in response to a question asked of him by journalist Golda Lee Bruce, whether he was okay with the fact that persons who claim to be discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation have no recourse under the Equal Opportunity Act Chapter 22:03.

Letter to Editor The debate surrounding the alleged nightclub incident

The Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) has noted that an alleged incident at a nightclub has sparked a debate not just on the alleged incident in question but on issues of sex, gender and human rights in general. 

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Advisory Notice

The Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) is pleased to inform of its Office Day in Tobago at the Office of the Ombudsman, Ground Floor, Caribana Building, Bacolet Street, Scarborough from 10:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Friday November 27, 2015

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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