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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Her Excellency Mrs Reema Carmona Address at The Tree Lighting Ceremony For World Autism Awareness Day Bahamas – 2015

Her Excellency Reema Carmona address at the Tree Lighting Ceremony for Autism Awareness Month at Rawson Square Bahamas on April 2, 2015.  The following is the entire content of Her Excellency’s address.

Today the whole world celebrates World Autism Awareness Day, and it is becoming a worldwide tradition to participate in ceremonies where tree and buildings are lit in blue to raise public awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders and the need for increased public services and opportunities to those who are ...

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Her Excellency Mrs Reema Carmona Address at the Tree Lighting Ceremony For Autism Awareness Month – 2015

Her Excellency Reema Carmona address at the Tree Lighting Ceremony for Autism Awareness Month at the Bandstand in the Botanical Gardens on March 27, 2015. The following is the entire content of Her Excellency’s address.

As patron of the Autistic Society for some two years, I have been blessed to be given the opportunity to be part of a special world, rather, to open a door to a special house that everyone knows exists and yet sometimes pretends it does not, ...

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Her Excellency Reema Carmona’s Address during the Handing Over Ceremony to the Lady Hochoy Homes

Her Excellency Reema Carmona address during the Handing Over Ceremony of gifts by Her Excellency Madame Peng Liyuan, First Lady of the People’s Republic of China to the Lady Hochoy Homes on December 22, 2014.

It is with a great sense of nostalgia that I remember the historic and fruitful State Visit of His Excellency, XI Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China and my esteemed and dear friend, Her Excellency Madame Peng Liyuan to the Republic of Trinidad and ...

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