Hon. Emmalin Pierre
Cabinet Minister, Grenada
Emmalin Pierre is a Grenadian politician and Cabinet Minister.
Early life and education
Emmalin Pierre attended
the St. Andrew's Anglican Secondary School and later St. George's University.
Pierre's professional career stretches from media to education but always found the time and energy to continue commitment to the youths in her constituency. She is well remembered as host of a popular radio and TV program known as "Youth Vibes".
She served in the Senate of Grenada for five years (November 2003 - July 2008), and was long active in youth development. She served as the country's Minister for Youth Development during her time as a Senator. She was defeated in the 8 July 2008, Elections by newcomer Patrick Simmons of the NDC by a mere 30 votes (Simmons 1637 - Pierre 1607). Post-2008 she worked throughout the Caribbean as a consultant on youth development with specific focus on the development of Youth Policies.
In the 19 February 2013, Grenada General Election Pierre once again faced down Patrick Simmons this time annihilating him at the polls with a defeat by 795 votes (Simmons 1182 - Pierre 1977). She was sworn in on 3 March 2013, once again as Grenada's Minister of Youth with added responsibilities of Sport and Ecclesiastic Affairs. She is Grenada's first female Minister of Sport.
Pierre is defending her St. Andrew South East seat for the New National Party (NNP) in the 2018 General Election.
She is married to ASP Tafawa Pierre of the Royal Grenada Police Force and is the mother of three boys.
Emmalin Pierre has a deep passion and commitment for youth empowerment. Her early participation in civic institutions such as the 4H, Girl Guides, Red Cross, , the Catholic Youth Movement, School Debating Club, Community Cultural Club, School Students' Council attest to the strong leadership that she has demonstrated over the years.
In the 1 July 2016 Cabinet reshuffle,
Pierre was appointed Minister of Implementation in the Prime Minister's Office.