“ Persad-Bissessar's speeches on sale ”

PORT OF SPAIN - LEADER of the United National Congress (UNC), Kamla Persad-Bissessar, was Sunday touted as a long standing advocate of female liberation and equality by two of the country’s foremost social activists and speakers on gender equality.Speaking at the launch of a book about Persad-Bissessar’s career in the public service, entitled Through the Political Glass Ceiling, head of the Network of NGOs of Trinidad and Tobago for the Advancement of Women, Hazel Brown, said, “As far as women in Trinidad and Tobago are concerned, Kamla is not a Jenny come lately.” The book, which is subtitled Race To Prime Ministership By Trinidad And Tobago’s First Female, is a compilation of Persad-Bissessar’s public speeches over the last two decades. It is the brainchild of author, former journalist and cultural activist, Dr Kris Rampersad, who also serves as the international relations director of the network.Rampersad said all proceeds from the sale of the 500 page book, which was published locally and will be sold at local stores, will go to the formation of a publishing foundation to support local books and publishers.The launch took place at the MovieTowne Banquet And Conference Centre at Invaders Bay, Mucurapo. (Express)