Address – Commander In Chief Parade – 2015

His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT. SC. President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago addressed the Commander In Chief Parade at the Defence Force Heliport on September 26, 2015.

Firstly, as your Commander in Chief it swells my heart with pride to be able to congratulate you on that splendid display of drill and precision timing. Such grace and dexterity have become all but synonymous with the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force and I only wish that more of ...

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Republic Day Celebration Address to the Nation on of Trinidad and Tobago

His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT. SC. President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago address to the nation on the occasion of the 39th Republic Day Celebration on September 24, 2015.

Tonight, as I did yesterday at the Ceremonial Opening of the 11th Session of the Parliament, I intend to speak to the hearts, souls and conscience of the citizens of this blessed Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, as we navigate another transitional stage of our nation’s democratic process. ...

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Ceremonial Opening of the First Session of the 11th Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT. SC. President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago opened the First Session of the 11th Parliament of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on September 23, 2015.

Members of Parliament, my Fellow citizens of Trinidad and Tobago:

After 29 years of Republicanism, how do we, as a people view “our democracy”? Democracy is not only a government of, for and by the people, but a government for all of the people, all of the ...

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53rd Independence Day Address

It is only 53 years that the red white and black flag, a symbol of the independent Nation of Trinidad and Tobago, was hoisted and the Union Jack lowered to establish irrevocably our sovereignty and the right to forge our future and determine our destiny. As a relatively young Nation, we have displayed worldwide prowess and the power and dynamism of our people through academia, business, food, music, our international persona and our defining cultural “Calaloo” are assured, taking our ...

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Her Excellency Mrs Reema Carmona Address at The Round Table Meeting on Adolescent Pregnancy in the Caribbean

Her Excellency Reema Carmona address at the “Call to Action: Adolescent Pregnancy in the Caribbean”, Round Table Meeting with Spouses of Heads of Government of the Caribbean, in Belize City, Belize, on June 25, 2015.

Your Excellency Madame Kim Simplis Barrow, your invitation to attend this conference to confront and address issues of adolescent pregnancy with First Ladies of the Caribbean, is a worthy and proactive initiative.  I immediately reflected on what a Trinidad and Tobago perspective could add to this ...

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Address at the 25th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union

Address by His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, ORTT, SC President and Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Address at the 25th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union June 15, 2015

Your Excellency Robert Mugabe, Chairperson of the African Union, Your Excellency Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Your Excellencies

Ladies and gentlemen.

It is an honour and a privilege to be afforded the opportunity to address such ...

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Indian Arrival Day Message

His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona delivered the following message on the occasion of Indian Arrival Day 2015.

Indian Arrival Day 2015, represents a defining milestone as we celebrate the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the Fatel Razack, holding in its bowels the first group of East Indians to our shores, and in its wake, inestimable personal loss, suffering and displacement. The journey across the ‘Kala Pani’ to the West Indies was one fraught with danger and uncertainty but during ...

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The Cotton Tree Foundation’s 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Opening Ceremony – May 27, 2015

His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT. SC. President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago addresses the Cotton Tree Foundation’s 13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Opening Ceremony at St Andrew’s Golf Club, Moka, Maraval – May 27, 2015.

The following is the content of His Excellency’s address:

As Patron of the Cotton Tree Foundation, I am happy to be here this morning as part of the opening ceremony and tee off. As a former Criminal Judge, I can identify with the ...

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The Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force 105th Anniversary Inspection Parade

His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT. SC. President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago addressed the Trinidad and Tobago Cadet Force 105th Anniversary Inspection Parade at Queen’s Royal College – May 9, 2015.

The following is the content of His Excellency’s address:

Firstly, let me take this opportunity to congratulate you on that splendid display of drill and precision timing. Those of us watching from this side only see the finished product, and as a people, that is what we ...

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Her Excellency Mrs Reema Carmona greeted the Autism Awareness Walk and Charity Fair at the Queen’s Park Savannah

The following is the content of Her Excellency’s greeting:

The matter of fact existence and trying circumstances of the differently abled, in Trinidad and Tobago have come to the fore through the tireless work of members of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) and the committed activism of many persons making great personal sacrifice on the altar of volunteerism. I wish whole heartedly to congratulate you all on your efforts but the journey continues.

Persons with Autistic Spectrum Disorders are still very much isolated and ...

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