Address by Her Excellency Reema Carmona at an Educational Fair Hosted by The Trinidad & Tobago Girl Guide Association

Address by Her Excellency Reema Carmona At An Educational Fair Hosted by the Trinidad & Tobago Girl Guide Association at The St Augustine Secondary School, February 27, 2016

There is no greater pledge, than one grounded in selfless devotion to one’s fellow human beings.  The Girl Guide pledge has stood the test of time in terms of relevance and in its capacity to effect both social and personal transformation.  “I promise that I will do my best, to do my duty ...

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Address by Her Excellency Mrs Reema Carmona at the 60th Anniversary and Media Launch of The Red Cross 2016 Carnival Launch

Her Excellency Reema Carmona, as a Patron of the Red Cross Society, delivered the feature address at the 60th Anniversary and Media Launch of the Trinidad and Tobago Red Cross Children’s Carnival at the VIP Room of the Hasley Crawford Stadium on January 6, 2016.

Sixty (60) years of Children’s Carnival is no mean feat and is indeed, an unrivalled legacy of cultural vision in action. There is no better way to celebrate this milestone by this year’s motif of Children’s ...

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Message From His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, ORTT, SC President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon delineated the role and purpose of the United Nations when he succinctly stated, “The United Nations works for the entire human family of seven billion people, and cares for the earth, our one and only home.” Today, 24th October, 2015, the United Nations family celebrates 70 years of this relentless commitment to the progressive development of Mother Earth and its inhabitants.

For 70 years, the United Nations has been the embodiment of hope ...

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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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