Dr Dennison Moore
Dr Dennison Moore, a former chief of staff to the Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship in Canada, was the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha's guest speaker at its Indian Arrival Day Dinner on May 28 at the Centre of Excellence, Macoya. Dr Moore, who has a doctorate in Political Science, and who is more familiar with the halls of government than that of academia as a chief of staff to the Secretary of State for Canada and also chief of staff to the Minister of Immigration in Canada, has over the years been collecting historical material on Trinidad and Tobago.
In his address at the Maha Sabha function, he touched on two areas of East Indian indentureship in T&T - the status of the immigrants who arrived here in 1845 and the ship that brought them here. Dr Moore’s contention is that the first Indian immigrants who came to T&T were free men, not indentured labourers.