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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EASTER 2017 Message

MESSAGE FROM HIS EXCELLENCY ANTHONY THOMAS AQUINAS CARMONA O.R.T.T., S.C. PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ON THE OCCASION OF EASTER 2017

Easter marks the joyful resurrection of Lord and Redeeming Saviour Jesus Christ. The Easter Season is grounded in a philosophy of sacrifice, regeneration and renewal. Every year, Easter speaks to the need for a new and renewed start and a refined and better way of thinking and living among us all. It empowers us to ...

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Commemoration of International Women’s Day Address

Address by Her Excellency Reema Carmona, First Lady of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Commemoration of International Women’s Day (IWD) by the Trinidad and Unified Teachers’ Association (TTUTA)
#BeBoldForChange

9 April 2017, Cascadia Hotel & Conference Centre

A month ago the United Nations declared the theme for International Women’s Day as, Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030″, a bold and ambitious mandate on the road towards gender ...

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Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day Address

Message From His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT, SC, President Of The Republic Of Trinidad And Tobago On The Occasion Of Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day – March 30, 2017

The power and inspirational advocacy of the Spiritual Shouter Baptist Faith to change the world, to make it a better place and to make us better people, must not be lost upon us. In celebrating Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day 2017, we recognise the rights of citizens big and ...

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