Her Excellency visits the Assembly Legislature, THA

A special sitting of the Assembly Legislature, Tobago House of Assembly was held in honour of Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes ORTT, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday January 31, 2019.

Her Excellency addressed the special sitting as did both Chief Secretary Mr. Kelvin Charles and Minority Leader Mr. Watson Duke. At a reception afterward, Her Excellency had the opportunity to meet and mingle with the members and specially invited guests of the Assembly.

Visit to the TTSPCA

On her visit to the Tobago Branch of the TTSPCA, (Tuesday 29th January, 2019) Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T. commended the organisation’s dedication to the welfare of its many charges. As the only such facility on the island, it is often over-subscribed and Her Excellency, sympathetic to its financial position, urged the organisation to be innovative in its funding outreach initiatives.

Here are some pictures of the event, including some cuties deserving of a warm and loving home:

Lambeau Anglican Primary School Choir Performs for Her Excellency

Presidential and Anglican pride competed as Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T. listened enraptured to the dulcet tones of the award-winning Lambeau Anglican Primary School Choir yesterday, Tuesday 29th January, 2019.

In her short, impromptu address, Her Excellency made special mention of Mr. Lincoln and Mrs. Ruby Warner, choir master and choir mistress who for decades have dedicated themselves to the rich musical education of the children of the school. Her Excellency noted that membership of a choir requires not only talent ...

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Her Excellency Meets with Nickocy Phillips, leader and founder of T&T Youths Will Rise

Nickocy Phillips, leader and founder of T&T Youths Will Rise (TTYR), met with Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T. in Tobago today, Monday 28th January, 2019 to inform her about the many and varied social activities and programmes that the TTYR have developed and rolled out.

According to Nickocy Phillips, TTYR collaborates extensively with community organisations to offer rehabilitative and other services to the youth of Tobago. The enduring dream of Nickocy Phillips is to establish an extensive facility in Tobago ...

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Her Excellency Receives Members of the Mason Hall Methodist Junior Choir

Last November, little Skye Roberts, a member of the Mason Hall Methodist Junior Choir, wrote Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes expressing an ambition to be “a President just like you”. Skye also asked to meet with Her Excellency whenever the President next came to Tobago.

This morning (28th January, 2019), 10 year old Skye was Her Excellency’s first appointment in the President’s week-long work sojourn in Tobago. Skye brought along Sadiki Balfour and Joshua Edwards, two other members of the choir to ...

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Students of the Penal Quinam ECCE Centre visit Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes

Pupils of the Penal Quinam Early Childhood Care & Education Centre toured the gardens at President’s House on Tuesday 22nd January, 2019. The little cherubs quite charmed Her Excellency with their innocent delight in everything they experienced, especially one little visually impaired girl who became quite the chatterbox as soon as Her Excellency grasped her hands.

See pictures of the tour below:

President’s Medal Award Ceremony

Sadhana Mary Balladin, Amrita Singh, Joshua Mohan, Cassandra Khan, Saiesh Rampersad and Jada Ramnath, 2018 President’s Medal Awardees were yesterday presented with their medals by Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, ORTT, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago at a ceremony held at UTT Theatre One, National Academy for the Performing Arts.

The President’s Gold Medal for Higher Education is awarded to the highest performing student at the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) in two categories.

Ms. Balladin, was awarded the 2018 ...

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Her Excellency Meets with Representatives of NATUC

President Weekes met with representatives of NATUC on Tuesday 15th January, 2019, at their request.

Matters discussed included the need for more tripartite (Unions, Government & the Private Sector) discussions including social dialogue; the shortage of judges for the Industrial Court along with their security of tenure; the delay in negotiations for Daily Paid Workers and the possibility of NATUC meeting with the President from time to time.

Present at the meeting were Mr. Watson Duke, President, Mr. Michael Annisette, ...

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Farewell Visit from the Outgoing Ambassador of Japan

His Excellency Mitsuhiko Okada, Ambassador of Japan, accompanied by his wife Mrs. Mari Okada paid a farewell visit to Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes ORTT on Monday 7th January, 2019.

Ambassador Okada presented his credentials as Ambassador of Japan on August 20, 2015 and has thus served in that capacity for three and a half years. Her Excellency wished the Ambassador and his wife well on their upcoming journey and their future.

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