Her Excellency visits the Assembly Legislature, THA

A special sitting of the Assembly Legislature, Tobago House of Assembly was held in honour of Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes ORTT, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday January 31, 2019.

Her Excellency addressed the special sitting as did both Chief Secretary Mr. Kelvin Charles and Minority Leader Mr. Watson Duke. At a reception afterward, Her Excellency had the opportunity to meet and mingle with the members and specially invited guests of the Assembly.

Speech – Special Sitting of the Tobago House of Assembly

Good morning.

It is the morning of day four of my five day work week in Tobago and already the staff of the Office of the President and I are debating whether we should return to Trinidad on schedule. Tobago, is very seductive. It has been an enlightening and extremely productive sojourn – this effort has proven to be quite worthwhile. I hope that it will be as gratifying for Tobago and Tobagonians as it has been for me.

While I ...

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Visit to the TTSPCA

On her visit to the Tobago Branch of the TTSPCA, (Tuesday 29th January, 2019) Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T. commended the organisation’s dedication to the welfare of its many charges. As the only such facility on the island, it is often over-subscribed and Her Excellency, sympathetic to its financial position, urged the organisation to be innovative in its funding outreach initiatives.

Here are some pictures of the event, including some cuties deserving of a warm and loving home:

Lambeau Anglican Primary School Choir Performs for Her Excellency

Presidential and Anglican pride competed as Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T. listened enraptured to the dulcet tones of the award-winning Lambeau Anglican Primary School Choir yesterday, Tuesday 29th January, 2019.

In her short, impromptu address, Her Excellency made special mention of Mr. Lincoln and Mrs. Ruby Warner, choir master and choir mistress who for decades have dedicated themselves to the rich musical education of the children of the school. Her Excellency noted that membership of a choir requires not only talent ...

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Courtesy Call by Mr Hochoy Charles

Mr. Hochoy Charles, former Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes ORTT in Tobago this afternoon (Monday 28th January, 2019).

In August last year, Mr. Charles wrote Her Excellency requesting a meeting in Trinidad to discuss some issues of national importance. Her Excellency was unable to accommodate Mr. Charles at that time but suggested that he might find it convenient to await Her Excellency’s work week in Tobago in January ...

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Her Excellency Meets with Nickocy Phillips, leader and founder of T&T Youths Will Rise

Nickocy Phillips, leader and founder of T&T Youths Will Rise (TTYR), met with Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T. in Tobago today, Monday 28th January, 2019 to inform her about the many and varied social activities and programmes that the TTYR have developed and rolled out.

According to Nickocy Phillips, TTYR collaborates extensively with community organisations to offer rehabilitative and other services to the youth of Tobago. The enduring dream of Nickocy Phillips is to establish an extensive facility in Tobago ...

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Her Excellency Receives Members of the Mason Hall Methodist Junior Choir

Last November, little Skye Roberts, a member of the Mason Hall Methodist Junior Choir, wrote Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes expressing an ambition to be “a President just like you”. Skye also asked to meet with Her Excellency whenever the President next came to Tobago.

This morning (28th January, 2019), 10 year old Skye was Her Excellency’s first appointment in the President’s week-long work sojourn in Tobago. Skye brought along Sadiki Balfour and Joshua Edwards, two other members of the choir to ...

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Students of the Penal Quinam ECCE Centre visit Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes

Pupils of the Penal Quinam Early Childhood Care & Education Centre toured the gardens at President’s House on Tuesday 22nd January, 2019. The little cherubs quite charmed Her Excellency with their innocent delight in everything they experienced, especially one little visually impaired girl who became quite the chatterbox as soon as Her Excellency grasped her hands.

See pictures of the tour below:

Presentation of Credentials of the Ambassador of Japan

His Excellency Tatsuo Hirayama, Ambassador-designate of Japan to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago presented his credentials to Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes today, Tuesday January 22, 2019.

Ambassador Hirayama was accompanied by his spouse Mrs. Sachiko Hirayama, the First Secretary to the Embassy of Japan, Ms. Chiharu Hoshiai and Mr. Toshihide Kanaya, Second Secretary to the Embassy of Japan.

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