Dr. Winford James

Dr. Winford James is a linguist and career educational professional having taught at the secondary and tertiary levels for over forty years combined. Dr. James holds a PhD. in Linguistics, Diploma in Education (with Distinction), and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, French, and Linguistics all from the University of the West Indies (UWI). He is fluent in English Creole, Standard English, Spanish, and French. He is a retired UWI Lecturer, former Chair of the School of Graduate Studies & Research (SGSR) UWI, St. Augustine, and co-author of a scholarly article published in Linguistics (an interdisciplinary journal of the language sciences), as well as numerous other peer–reviewed papers.

Dr. James has experience in the financial sector having served on the Boards of the Central Finance Facility (CFF) and the Trinidad and Tobago Credit Union Deposit Insurance Fund (TTCUDIF) Co-operative Society Ltd. He is a Director of the Board of the Mt. Pleasant Credit Union Co-operative Society Ltd. where he previously served as President of the Board for over ten (10) years. His attendance of numerous courses, seminars, and workshops on financial regulations, credit union financing, financial statements, budgeting, and financial leadership and management over many years served to hone his knowledge and skills. He has extensive experience in print media having been a columnist for Tobago Beacon, Tobago News, Newsday, and Trinidad Express, and is currently a Sunday Guardian columnist. Dr. James became Chairman of the THA Venture Capital Equity Fund Ltd. Board of Directors in May 2022.