Eid Mubarak 2016

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 2016

Today marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the beginning of the month of Shawwal, the tenth month of the lunar Islamic calendar. Our Muslim brothers and sisters have just concluded a month of individual and collective sacrifice, personal introspection and deep prayer as exemplified through their commitment to the redemptive rigours and benefits ...

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Address at The Celebration Of Cocoa Excellence Awards

Feature Address By His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT, SC President Of The Republic Of Trinidad And Tobago
At The Celebration Of Cocoa Excellence Awards
Southern Academy For The Performing Arts

Her Excellency and I are indeed delighted to host, in collaboration with the esteemed Cocoa Research Unit of University of the West Indies, this grand celebration of excellence of Trinidad and Tobago’s ‘Brown Gold’.  Recognise we must and appreciation we must give to the internationally acclaimed awardees and ...

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Address by their Excellencies on the occasion of Father’s Day 2016

My dear citizens of Trinidad & Tobago, good evening. My wife and I are humbled to come into your sanctuary, your very home, as we celebrate and honour our fathers and father-figures on Father’s Day. In this year’s Mother’s Day message, we paid homage to all the mothers of Trinidad and Tobago who sacrifice daily for their families, and we spoke of the need for broken mother-child relationships to end and mend

Today, we commend those wonderful fathers and similarly, we ...

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Labour Day Greetings and Remarks

Labour Day Greetings and Remarks Delivered by
His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona OTT, SC,
President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
at the Street Drama Performance on The Life and Times of Tubal Uriah “Buzz” Butler
at the Charlie King Junction, Fyzabad – June 17, 2016

 

Fyzabad, this now nondescript oil town is one that has been denied its true relevance as the genesis of social revolution in Trinidad and Tobago and this has been the result of ...

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Address at The EMA’S World Environment Day Awards

Address By His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT, SC,
President Of The Republic Of Trinidad And Tobago
At The EMA’S World Environment Day Awards
03 June, 2016

Credit must be given for outstanding contributions by our citizens and organisations, in their fight to both protect and conserve the environment we live in and the animals who share this world with us.  I must offer my heartfelt congratulations to the, Green Leaf Awardees and the continuing efforts of the ...

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Indian Arrival Day 2016 Message

Message From
His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT, SC
On the Occasion of Indian Arrival Day – 2016

One hundred and seventy-one (171) years ago, the first set of East Indian indentured labourers arrived on the shores of Trinidad and Tobago on the ship, the ‘Fatel Razack’ after that perilous journey across the ‘Kala Pani’ (Black Water).
Those indentured labourers had both the hope and vision of a future for themselves and their families that included an ...

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Address By His Excellency at a Luncheon hosted by The Children’s Ark

Address By His Excellency President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT, SC At A Luncheon Hosted By The Children’s Ark – May 20, 2016

I do recall in 2013, stating at the launch of this good and honourable organisation, the Children’s Ark, “There can be no nobler cause than the one being pursued by the Children’s Ark. There can be no greater symbol of protection than the Ark. The Ark could push society to bear witness to its humanity by our actions rather ...

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Address by their Excellencies on the occasion of Mother’s Day 2016

Address by their Excellencies President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT, SC and Mrs. Reema Carmona on the occasion of Mother’s Day 2016

Her Excellency:
My dear citizens, on this Mother’s Day, my husband and I are privileged and humbled that you have let us into the sanctity of your homes and into your celebrations, as we salute our mothers and mother-figures.  Motherhood is a blessing, a joy, an honour and a lifetime responsibility.

Indeed, the face and responsibilities of motherhood have evolved drastically over ...

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Her Excellency’s Address on the Occasion of The Vita’s House Hospice Afternoon Tea Party

Her Excellency Mrs Reema Carmona Address on the Occasion of The Vita’s House Hospice Afternoon Tea Party at The Hyatt Regency Hotel – May 1, 2016

The purpose for this communal gathering this afternoon is celebratory as it is sobering. It not only encompasses the subject matters of illness and death but also signals to all, that physical suffering has a human palliative in the form of dignity, respect and genuine care.  I lost my beloved father to the ravages of ...

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Address By His Excellency at the Launch of the UWI Global Giving Week

Address By His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT, SC
President Of The Republic Of Trinidad And Tobago
At The Launch Of The UWI Global Giving Week In Trinidad and Tobago
April 29, 2016

My Caribbean brothers and sisters and fellow UWI Alumni, a heartfelt welcome to Trinidad and Tobago. I am proud of my esteemed and distinguished Alumni for this highly commendable global giving initiative.  As a UWI Mona and Cave Hill Alumnus, the honour is mine to ...

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