Message from Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the occasion of Independence Day 2018

Fellow citizens, on 31st August 1962, Trinidad and Tobago shook off the reins of colonialism and dared to go it alone. To the tolling of bells, the Union Jack was lowered for the final time and the Red, White and Black hoisted to signal the birth of our nation.

In his Independence address, Dr Eric Williams, our nation’s first Prime Minister, charged the citizens of this land always to place first the national interest and cause. He further proclaimed amidst great ...

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Her Excellency Hosts Sangre Grande Seventh Day Adventist Primary School

Students of the Sangre Grande Seventh Day Adventist Primary School were the guests of Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes recently. Twenty pupils from 1st Year to Standard 5 accompanied by two of their teachers, Junette Wiltshire and Luc Andre Henry, made the journey to visit with Her Excellency. Each student was afforded an opportunity to speak one-on-one with the President after which the group entertained her with a song in both English and Patois. Her Excellency declared herself well-pleased with their ...

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Meeting with CAISO

The Executive of CAISO, Trinidad and Tobago’s Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation, met with Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, at the Office of The President in July. Ms. Angelique Nixon, Ms. Ardene Sirjoo, Ms. Susan Shim, Mr. Colin Robinson and Mr. Josh Drayton discussed matters pertinent to civil society including the local LGBTQI community with the President. The group expressed the view that civil society was not represented or at best under-represented on the Independent Senate bench and ...

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Staff Retreat

On Friday June 13, 2018, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago joined members of staff to participate in what is thought to be the first ever staff retreat of the Office of the President. The all-day retreat was held at the National Academy for the Performing Arts and was facilitated by Dr. Dianne Douglas and Mr. Anthony Watkins, both highly experienced professionals.

Staff members enthusiastically participated in the interactive sessions which were aimed at ...

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The Scouting Association of Trinidad and Tobago has a New Chief Scout

Having agreed to be this country’s Chief Scout, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes was briefed about her duties by members of the Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago recently. Introducing themselves with the traditional Scout’s left-handed handshake, Commodore Anthony Franklin, President, Mr. Michael Bradshaw, 2nd Vice President, Mr. Damian Clark, National Youth Commissioner and Chair, National Youth Council, Ms. Mohini Seejattan, Vice Chair, National Youth Council and Mr. Roger N. C. Berkeley, National Scout Commissioner, gave Her Excellency some insight ...

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Wildfowl Trust

The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust has been in existence since 1966 and is the second oldest Wetland Conservation Trust in the world. Trust representatives Ms. Molly Gaskin and Ms. Karilyn Shepard recently visited President Weekes and discussed the work of the Trust in particular the organisation’s impact on education. They spoke of the Trust’s many publications ...

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Why No Official Commemoration of the 1990 Attempted Coup?

On July 27, 1990, citizens of Trinidad and Tobago bore witness to the violent and illegal attempted overthrow of our government by a group of individuals intent on seizing power. The siege lasted for five long days, a period which should remain always etched in our collective memory.

Our capital city, housing the seat of our democracy, was ravaged by fire and looting. In the aftermath, twenty-four citizens were dead with dozens more injured. Those who did not lose their ...

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Statement by Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes on the Passing of Carib Queen Jennifer Cassar

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of beloved wife, mother, community activist and Queen of the Santa Rosa First Peoples, Ms. Jennifer Cassar.

Having worked for forty years in the public sector before her retirement, Ms. Cassar devoted almost her entire life to the service of her country. I have known her since 1996 when I had been working at the Hall of Justice. I quickly became aware of the esteem in which Ms. Cassar was held by ...

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Presentation of Credentials – His Excellency Luis Cigarruista Vargas, Ambassador of the Republic of Panama

His Excellency Luis Cigarruista Vargas, Ambassador of the Republic of Panama to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago presented his diplomatic credentials to Her Excellency President Paula-Mae Weekes in a short ceremony at President’s House on Tuesday July 10th. Accompanying His Excellency was Mrs. Joyra Castillo, Third Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Panama.

 

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