Edwin Augustus Snagg
Former Parliamentary Secretary, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Edwin Snagg is a politician and Former Parliamentary Secretary in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
Early life and education
Edwin Augustus Snagg attended the Diego Martin Secondary School and went on to study at the John Donaldson Technical Institute in Trinidad.
Snagg is a former public servant and teacher at the Emmanuel High School and St Martin's Secondary School.
In 1973, he returned to Trinidad and worked with the McEarneny group of companies, he also served as the Greiviance officer with Engineering Enterprises an English firm. In 1980 joined the Port Authority of T&T in its container operations div. later at the labour dept for over 10 years. He spent a short period of his life a the American Life &General Inspection Company as an Executive member of the Seamen and Waterfront Workers Union and also as Vice President of the Brotherhood of Construction and Industrial Workers Union.
Edwin's activism abroad continued, as he became a member of the National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) Black nationalist movement in Trinidad from 1970.
He was a member of the Young Socialist and founding member of both OBCA and BLAC. As a self-employed businessman in Union, Edwin joined the ULP in 1997 and became its candidate in the 1998 elections for the Southern Grenadines. Edwin held the position of Deputy chairman from 1998 and chairman from 2000 to present. He served in the Unity Labour Party (ULP) administration from 2001 as Senator and Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister from 2001 to 2005 with responsibility for labour and Grenadines Affairs.
Snagg also served as the Director Grenadines Affairs;Chairman of the SVG Port Authority; and proudly SVG commissioner to the International Whaling Commission from 2002 to present.
Snagg is married and has three grown children. He attends St. John’s Church. His favorite book is Animal Farm by George Orwell.