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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Why No Official Commemoration of the 1990 Attempted Coup?

On July 27, 1990, citizens of Trinidad and Tobago bore witness to the violent and illegal attempted overthrow of our government by a group of individuals intent on seizing power. The siege lasted for five long days, a period which should remain always etched in our collective memory.

Our capital city, housing the seat of our democracy, was ravaged by fire and looting. In the aftermath, twenty-four citizens were dead with dozens more injured. Those who did not lose their ...

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Statement by Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes on the Passing of Carib Queen Jennifer Cassar

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of beloved wife, mother, community activist and Queen of the Santa Rosa First Peoples, Ms. Jennifer Cassar.

Having worked for forty years in the public sector before her retirement, Ms. Cassar devoted almost her entire life to the service of her country. I have known her since 1996 when I had been working at the Hall of Justice. I quickly became aware of the esteem in which Ms. Cassar was held by ...

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Innovator and Environmentalist Gabrielle Branche pays visit to Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes

In her inaugural address, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago encouraged citizens to search out and be inspired by the points of light in our nation. One such point of light referred to by Her Excellency was young environmentalist and innovator Gabrielle Branche.

On her own initiative, Ms. Branche established the highly successful Triple R project in local secondary schools in order to raise awareness about the environment. The project engineered to promote the reducing, ...

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Her Excellency Enthusiastically Recommends You Visit the Military History and Aerospace Museum

After her recent tour of the Military History and Aerospace Museum in Chaguaramas, The President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Force is enthusiastically recommending the facility to all school children and even adults too.

The Museum displays military relics, uniforms and weapons from around the world and chronicles the tales of Caribbean nationals who served in several wars, including the First and Second World Wars.

President Weekes was moved by the compelling exposition of Trinidad ...

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President Weekes Wants More People to Know About the World-Class UTT Campus in Chaguaramas

On Friday 22nd June, 2018, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago toured the Chaguaramas Campus of the University of Trinidad and Tobago. The campus administers programmes in Maritime Studies and Maritime Sciences with the main objectives of training nationals for sophisticated jobs in the maritime field as well as undertaking important research in order to expand and improve the body of information on the seas surrounding Trinidad and Tobago.

During the tour, Her Excellency was ...

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And a Fun Time was had by All

In their written request to visit with Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, D Fun Crew, a social and entertainment committee at NIPDEC which each year hosts an Easter vacation camp for students of staff, expressed the sentiment that “many citizens go through a lifetime with either a glimpse of the President’s house as we pass by the Savannah or only see the President via the media. We wish for our children to have the experience etched in their memories, where they ...

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President Meets Independent Bench

Following upon the request on February 2nd 2018 of the Coordinator of the Independent Bench Senator Dr. Dhanayshar Mahabir for a one-on-one meeting with then President-Elect Weekes “to discuss matters of relevance to the Independent Bench”, Her Excellency has decided to take the opportunity to make the acquaintance of the Independent Bench, since aside from the two attorneys on the Bench – Senators Chote and Roach – President Weekes is unfamiliar with their membership. Her Excellency will be hosting an ...

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