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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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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Empathy For the Manchester Arena Bombing

His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT, SC President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago via telephone conveyed his support to the British Deputy High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, Tim Stew regarding the Manchester Arena Bombing.

In the conversation His Excellency said “I am very much aggrieved and shocked by this horrendous attack on the City of Manchester and those who I consider to be the world’s future – young people who are entitled to enjoy the wonders of ...

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Address to the Nation by Her Excellency Reema Carmona and His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona O.R.T.T., S.C. on the Occasion of Mother’s Day 2017

There is nothing greater than a mother’s love and a mother’s positive influence. The role of the mother is undeniable and indispensable and is critical to the human and social development of any progressive society. A mother’s love is all embracing and is often what makes the real difference in all our lives. She is the quintessential first teacher. Simply put, she points the way. She is the ultimate confidante and friend who takes care of household chores and in ...

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Vitas House Hospice Annual Afternoon Tea Party

From left to right – Lillia Mootoo, Jacqueline Sabga (Chairman, Vitas House), Her Excellency Mrs. Reema Carmona, Lisa Hadad, Donna Stone, Paula Moses

REMARKS BY HER EXCELLENCY REEMA CARMONA AT THE VITAS HOUSE HOSPICE ANNUAL AFTERNOON TEA PARTY

REGENCY BALLROOM

HYATT REGENCY

PORT OF SPAIN

7TH MAY, 2017

The Vitas House Hospice has established itself as a type of institutional palliative, providing the terminally ill with quality treatment. At the heart of ...

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Opening Ceremony of the United Nations Regional Training Workshop on the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

REMARKS BY HER EXCELLENCY REEMA CARMONA AT THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE UNITED NATIONS REGIONAL TRAINING WORKSHOP ON THE CONVENTION OF THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
HYATT REGENCY
 PORT OF SPAIN

1ST MAY, 2017

Persons with disabilities encounter daily prejudice, discrimination and marginalization. There are embedded barriers that have them endure the negatives rather than enjoy the benefits of society. In every facet of human and social activity, they are denied ...

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UWI STAT – Annual President’s/Prime Minister Lecture

HIS EXCELLENCY ANTHONY THOMAS AQUINAS CARMONA O.R.T.T., S.C.
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

UWI STAT, Cave Hill Chapter, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados – The Annual President’s/Prime Minister Lecture under the theme “Youth and Caribbean Identity: Redefining Caribbean Pride for the 21st Century Youth”
20 April 2017

The esteemed George Lamming, Barbadian novelist and an important figure in Caribbean literature, said:

 “Globalisation, the buzzword of the age, started in the Caribbean. Its population is drawn from every branch ...

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