Message From His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT, SC President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago On the Occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr – 2017

Eid-ul-Fitr culminates the Holy Month of Ramadan, a period of fasting, genuine sacrifice, prayer and selfless devotion. This Holy period helps build and sustain cohesion, cooperation and holistic neighbourly living between and among families and communities through the daily Iftar celebrations at Masjids around the country. It must be indeed a nostalgic, uplifting moment for the Islamic community as it reflects on the many relationships forged and bonds strengthened with friends and family. In Trinidad and Tobago, we will all ...

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Message by His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT, SC President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago On the Occasion of Labour Day 2017

Some fifty-five years ago, Trinidad and Tobago gained Independence and a quarter century before that on 19 June 1937, the Butler Oilfield Riots took place, influencing our annual commemoration of the labour movement, borne out of the bowels of our sugar plantations and oil fields, where exploitation of labour, poor working conditions and worker abuse ran rampant.  On this Labour Day 2017, as we remember and celebrate the strength, tenacity and resilience of visionaries like Tubal Uriah Buzz Butler and ...

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Father’s Day Message

Message by His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT, SC
President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and
Her Excellency Reema Carmona
On the Occasion of Father’s Day 2017

In a society confronted with many afflictions, a simple yet defining solution may well be a father’s love, guidance and presence. Quite often, the role and significance of a father are downplayed and seen as the lesser of the parental influences when in fact it should complement ...

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Her Excellency Reema Carmona Opening Statement and Address

Her Excellency Reema Carmona Opening Statement
at a
Sub-Regional Consultation for the English and Dutch Speaking Caribbean
on the
Global Strategy For Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, 2016-2030
Bridgetown, Barbados

Thursday, 1 June 2017

This gathering of esteemed men and women, with a shared thrust to make this world a better place for all, is timely and necessary.  The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) must be commended for convening this sub-regional consultation, which brings together ...

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Mr Robert Giuseppe Appointed Member of The Trinidad Transport Board

His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, ORTT, SC President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago appointed Mr Robert Bryan Charles Giuseppe as a member of the Trinidad Transport Board.

Mr Giuseppe, with an extensive background in labour studies has been at the forefront of the labour movement for a great many years.  He has served and been at the head of many Trade Union bodies both locally and internationally.

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Indian Arrival Day 2017 Message

Namaste (respectful greeting)

Fellow citizens, one hundred years (100) have passed since the dismantling of the Indentureship regime often characterised on historical reflection as being at that time a ‘new system of slavery’.  The indentured suffered alienation, marginalisation and social obstacles associated with a Colonialism that never fostered social equity, parity and justice. It is therefore easy for the unsuspecting to drift into the negativity of that characterisation of Indentureship.  However, from evil commeth good.  Through that suffering of displacement and ...

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Queen’s Baton Relay Tour

Her Excellency Reema Carmona, ran the first leg of the Queen’s Baton Relay Tour in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.  Her leg took her around the Queen’s Park Savannah.

The Queen’s Baton Relay, similar to the Olympic Torch Relay is carried throughout the Commonwealth Nations in a lead up to the Commonwealth Games which will be held in the Gold Coast, Australia, 2017.

The Queen’s Baton Relay Tour carries great significance as it is considered a unifying factor for all member ...

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Mini National Awards Ceremony

In attendance at the ceremony was the Chief Justice Ivor Archie, Chairman of the Awards Committee and family and friends of the awardees.

University of the West Indies student Raѐann Parris expressed hope, strength and goodwill in prayer and Ms Dominic Akal gave superb musical renditions.

Ms Brenda La Maître was awarded the Humming Bird Medal (Gold) in the sphere of Community Service.  She is a retired nurse with fifty-three (53) years, service, forty-three (43) of them spent at the Princess Elizabeth ...

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Presentation of Credentials – Ambassador Designate of the Republic of Indonesia

His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, ORTT, SC President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago received Letters of Credence from His Excellency Major General (Ret’d) Mohammed Luthfie Wittoeng, Ambassador for the Republic of Indonesia to The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.  Ambassador Luthfie Wittoeng was accompanied by his wife Her Excellency Diana Kusumadewi Luthfie.

Included along with the customary students present for the event were National Olympic Medallist Richard “Torpedo” Thompson and Martial Arts Professor Soke Christopher Francis.

President Carmona pointed ...

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Presentation of Credentials – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Designate of The Republic of Columbia

His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, ORTT, SC President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago received Letters of Credence from His Excellency Dr Alfonso Munera Cavadia, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Republic of Columbia to The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.  His Excellency Dr Alfonso Munera Cavadia was accompanied by his wife Mrs Lucia Stella Mejia Robles.

A noted and ...

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