Shadow Minister of Culture, Science, Telecommunications and Information and Technology (ICT)
Described as renaissance woman, Vynnette Frederick brings to politics a varied background, strong in academics, the arts, culture, oratory and media. Add to that a winning personality and you can understand why for many she is a refreshing addition to the political landscape of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
An Attorney at Law by profession, and described as a fearless advocate, Frederick began her education at the Kingstown Preparatory School, St. Vincent Girls’ High School where she won the prestigious Jaycees Public Speaking Competition and became a spokesperson on youth issues locally. Her A level education took place at the St. Vincent Grammar School where, as a student she was involved in Drama. Vynnette taught English Literature, Language and Caribbean History for three years after graduating. Her entry into politics came at the invitation of Hon. Arnhim Eustace when Vynnette was only 19 years old. Appearing on the rostrum back in 1998, Frederick’s presence on the rostrum was described as fiery. She appeared as the first video deejay on the innovative Guinness Power Jams programme. She studied Law at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill, where she her involvement in student activism and governance as Vice President of the Guild of Students, coupled with her involvement in Sport and Culture saw her recognized and awarded throughout her years there. She went on to the Hugh Wooding Law School and returned after her two year programme to St. Vincent. She immediately returned to her love of Guiding and became involved in the music and cultural industry, and the NDP.
A woman of varied talents Frederick is a poet, calypsonian, rapper, dancehall artiste and regionally recognized motivational speaker who is wildly popular among the youth for her no holds barred approach to life and success. Undoubtedly she is comfortable on any stage speaking to any audience. She gained regional acclaim as part of the judging panel on the widely watched Digicel Rising Stars Competition filmed on location in Barbados. Frederick wet her feet in politics running for Elections, for the first time in the Constituency of West St. George in 2010. She is the Public Relations Officer of the NDP and has devoted her efforts to the youth and the PR of the party where she is regarded as a fantastic first point of contact between the local, regional and international public and the party executive. She sits as the lone female Senator appointed by the Opposition in Parliament. Frederick, a self confessed techie is the Shadow Minister of Culture Science and Information Technology, Women’s Affairs within the NDP.
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