Hazel Manning

Hazel Anne Marie Manning is a former Trinidad and Tobago politician. She entered the Senate as a People's National Movement Senator after the 2001 election. Senator Manning served as Minister of Education of Trinidad and Tobago and subsequently as Minister of Local Government. She is also the widow of former Prime Minister Patrick Manning.

Hazel Anne Marie Manning
Hazel Manning.jpg
Hazel Manning
Minister of Local Government
In office
8 November 2007 – 25 May 2010
Prime MinisterPatrick Manning
Succeeded byKamla Persad-Bissessar
Minister of Education
In office
26 December 2001 – 7 November 2007
Prime MinisterPatrick Manning
Succeeded byDr. Keith Rowley
Spouse of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
In office
24 December 2001 – 26 May 2010
Prime MinisterPatrick Manning
Preceded byOma Panday
Succeeded byGregory Bissessar
Spouse of the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
In office
17 December 1991 – 9 November 1995
Prime MinisterPatrick Manning
Preceded byPatricia Robinson
Succeeded byOma Panday
Personal details
BornSan Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Political partyPeople's National Movement
Spouse(s)Patrick Manning(1972-2016)
Alma materUniversity of the West Indies
OccupationPublic Servant

She was born in the southern city of San Fernando and received her secondary education at St. Joseph's Convent, San Fernando. She obtained her bachelor's degree from the University of the West Indies at St. Augustine in the social sciences. She subsequently obtained a postgraduate diploma in administration. She and Patrick Manning were married in 1972. They have two sons.[1]

Her career has included working in various agencies, including the Town and Country Planning Division of the Ministry of Planning and Development, where she was head of its research unit. She also worked for several years as a social impact assessment consultant.[2]


  1. ^ "Hazel Manning". Archived from the original on 2007-11-18. Retrieved 2007-10-27.
  2. ^ Ministry of Education