St. Lucia - Ministry for the Public Service, Home Affairs, Labour and Gender Affairs.
Virginia Albert- Poyotte took office on July 26, 2021 as the new Minister for the Public Service, Home Affairs, Labour and Gender Affairs of Saint Lucia. Sheis native from Plateau, Babonneau Santa Lucia. Mrs. Poyotte taught at the Babonneau and the Laguerre Primary Schools from 1971 to 1988 and also served as a principal of the Fond Assau Combine School from 1988 to 2005. She served as the president of the Santa Lucia Teachers Union for six years and in the General Secretary to the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT).
Mrs. Poyotte is an advocate for social justice, human and trade union rights, quality education, gender equality and equity. She is also an activist for basic community facilities and an advocate for better pay and improved working conditions for teachers.
She specializes in education policy, gender relations, project planning and management, life-long learning, capacity building and trade unionism.