Mr Rostant has owned and operated his own pest management company that has pioneered eco-friendly alternatives to conventional pesticide use for the past 28 years. He holds certificates in Pest Management, Home Inspection, Construction Technologies and Occupational Health and Safety.
He is the Chairman of the Pest Management Association of Trinidad and Tobago and has served on the Pesticide & Toxic Chemicals Control Board. In the latter capacity he has participated in UN sponsored workshops in preparation for the development of a national policy for the reductionof pesticide residues is agricultural produce in Trinidad and Tobago.
Joseph Berment-McDowald has been involved in the pest management industry for at least 34 years. He is a graduate of the Residential Pest Management School held at the Asa Wright Nature Centre in 2004, the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) first pest control operator training programme in 2007, and of both the University of Florida and Broward Community College's fumigator certification programmes. He has been a long-standing member and director of PMATT and has served on the Board of Directors of the Trinidad and Tobago Coalition of Services Industries (TTCSI); Deputy Chairman of the National Labour Market Council; radio talk-show host and presenter; a high school teacher; trades instructor; a trained scout leader; scouts headquarters commissioner, and member of the National Scouts Association Training Team.
He studied economics, social change, environmental science, international relations and organisational communications at York University.
He has and continues to serve in voluntary and public service roles.