DATE OF BIRTH: February 27, 1934
PLACE OF BIRTH: Tacarigua, Trinidad
  • Tacarigua EC School
  • Queen's Royal College
  • Cambridge University
  • Oxford University
  • CAREER:                                 After gaining a degree in economics, Lloyd left graduate work at Oxford University to teach at the Mona, Jamaica, campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in 1957. He later lectured at McGill University in Canada. He continued his career as a lecturer until 1976 when he founded the Tapia House Movement. He was also a founding member of the New World Movement, and a founding editor of the New World Quarterly. He also served in the Senate of Trinidad & Tobago where he was Opposition Leader during the periods 1974-75 and 1981-83. His publications included:
    • 1974 - Black Power & National Reconstruction: Proposals Following the February Revolution March 19, 1970; Honourable Senators, the Choice Is Ours; Prospects for Our Nation; Whose Republic?: Little People of Little King?
    • 1989 - Where Do We Go From Here?: Alternative Strategies for National Management as Trinidad, Tobago and the West Indies Approach the Twenty-first Century
    • 1992 - Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation: 10 Years of Success
    • 2003 - Independent Thought and Caibbean Freedom: Essays in Honour of Lloyd Best
    • 2006 - Honorary Doctor of Letters (for contribution to regional intellectual advancement), University of the West Indies at St. Augustine
    DIED: March 19, 2007, in Tunapuna, Trinidad, after a long battle with prostate cancer.
    Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit