|Senator the Hon. Raymond Roberts
Current Senator, Grenada
Raymond Roberts is a Grenadian Senator.
Early life and education
A communications practitioner, Roberts began his formal communications education with Journalism training at the UWI Centre, he went on to obtain an Associate Degree in Radio/TV Technology/Journalism from Miami Dade Community College. He is also the beneficiary of the Thompson Foundation Journalism Scholarship Award, in England.
A veteran journalist, broadcaster, and former executive member of Media Workers Association of Grenada (MWAG), Ray Roberts is a strong advocate of freedom of the press, speech and fundamental human rights. He is a man of principle, integrity and credibility.
As the director of the Government Information Service (GIS), Roberts attempted to provide the public with fair, honest and balanced information. Under his directorship the opposition was afforded airtime on GIS to advance their policies. Today the same people are making every effort to censor and manipulate the media, including GIS.
In 2013, Roberts was appointed as the labour representative in the Senate.
Roberts is contesting the St. George South seat for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the 2018 General Election.
A former National Table Tennis Men's Singles Champion, he was a member of the first official Grenada team to compete at the Olympics (Los Angles, 1984). He represented Grenada in Table Tennis at the Commonwealth Championship (Scotland 1979) and participated in the Caribbean Championship and the OECS Championship (1975 to 1985).
He has also served as a Sports Administrator in several capacities, including:
- Secretary of the St. George's Cricket Council and Representative on the Grenada Cricket Association 1988-to- 1997
- Vice President, Grenada Olympic Committee (2008 to 2013)
- Secretary, Grenada Table Tennis Association (2016)
- Chairman, St. George's Cricket Council (2014)
- President, Grenada Paralympic Committee (2014 to present)
He is a former President of the Grenada National Council for the Disabled (1995 to 2003), and is currently the President of the Media Workers Association of Grenada.