CJEI Cocktail Party at The Cottage, President’s House.

Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes hosted members of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute to cocktails at The Cottage at President’s House last Saturday November 17. The jurists were in Trinidad attending the Biennial Meeting of the CJEI held at the Hyatt Regency November 15 – 18. The meeting brought together leaders of judicial education in Commonwealth jurisdictions to facilitate the exchange of information, human and material resources and experiences. The judicial educators shared their successes and failures and analysed causation and ...

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Annual Dinner in Honour of Heads of Diplomatic Missions

President Paula-Mae Weekes, hosted the Heads of Diplomatic Missions accredited to Trinidad and Tobago to dinner last night. Hosted by the President annually, this is the first for President Weekes. Guests were welcomed to the event by Moko Jumbies holding welcome signs in each of the 18 languages of the countries represented. The Moko Jumbies danced to the rhythms of the Debe Hindu SDMS Primary School Tassa Band. Pre-dinner cocktails featured parang by Los Alumnos de San Juan while the ...

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Her Excellency Hosts Sangre Grande Seventh Day Adventist Primary School

Students of the Sangre Grande Seventh Day Adventist Primary School were the guests of Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes recently. Twenty pupils from 1st Year to Standard 5 accompanied by two of their teachers, Junette Wiltshire and Luc Andre Henry, made the journey to visit with Her Excellency. Each student was afforded an opportunity to speak one-on-one with the President after which the group entertained her with a song in both English and Patois. Her Excellency declared herself well-pleased with their ...

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Meeting with CAISO

The Executive of CAISO, Trinidad and Tobago’s Coalition Advocating for Inclusion of Sexual Orientation, met with Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, at the Office of The President in July. Ms. Angelique Nixon, Ms. Ardene Sirjoo, Ms. Susan Shim, Mr. Colin Robinson and Mr. Josh Drayton discussed matters pertinent to civil society including the local LGBTQI community with the President. The group expressed the view that civil society was not represented or at best under-represented on the Independent Senate bench and ...

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Staff Retreat

On Friday June 13, 2018, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago joined members of staff to participate in what is thought to be the first ever staff retreat of the Office of the President. The all-day retreat was held at the National Academy for the Performing Arts and was facilitated by Dr. Dianne Douglas and Mr. Anthony Watkins, both highly experienced professionals.

Staff members enthusiastically participated in the interactive sessions which were aimed at ...

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The Scouting Association of Trinidad and Tobago has a New Chief Scout

Having agreed to be this country’s Chief Scout, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes was briefed about her duties by members of the Scout Association of Trinidad and Tobago recently. Introducing themselves with the traditional Scout’s left-handed handshake, Commodore Anthony Franklin, President, Mr. Michael Bradshaw, 2nd Vice President, Mr. Damian Clark, National Youth Commissioner and Chair, National Youth Council, Ms. Mohini Seejattan, Vice Chair, National Youth Council and Mr. Roger N. C. Berkeley, National Scout Commissioner, gave Her Excellency some insight ...

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Wildfowl Trust

The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust has been in existence since 1966 and is the second oldest Wetland Conservation Trust in the world. Trust representatives Ms. Molly Gaskin and Ms. Karilyn Shepard recently visited President Weekes and discussed the work of the Trust in particular the organisation’s impact on education. They spoke of the Trust’s many publications ...

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