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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Presentation of Credentials – His Excellency Luis Cigarruista Vargas, Ambassador of the Republic of Panama

His Excellency Luis Cigarruista Vargas, Ambassador of the Republic of Panama to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago presented his diplomatic credentials to Her Excellency President Paula-Mae Weekes in a short ceremony at President’s House on Tuesday July 10th. Accompanying His Excellency was Mrs. Joyra Castillo, Third Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Panama.

 

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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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Presentation of Credentials – Her Excellency Rosario Asela Molinero Molinero

Her Excellency Rosario Asela Molinero Molinero, Ambassador-designate Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Mexican States to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago presented her Diplomatic Credentials to Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes recently. Accompanying the Ambassador were Ms. Maria-Elena Alcaraz, Deputy Head of Mission, Wing General Otoniel Gomez Morales, Military and Air Attache and Mr. Manuel Moreno Molinero, the Ambassador’s son.

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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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Message to the Nation from Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the Occasion of Labour Day 2018

Message to the Nation from
Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes,
President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
on the Occasion of Labour Day 2018

On July 19, 1937, pastor, labourer and firebrand revolutionary Uriah ‘Buzz’ Butler led local oilfield workers in a nationwide strike which culminated in the deaths of fourteen people and the arrest and detention of dozens more. This event, the anniversary on which we commemorate Labour Day, proved to be a watershed for ...

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Message to the Nation from Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the Occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr 2018

Message to the Nation from
Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes
President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
on the Occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr 2018

Eid-ul-Fitr celebrates the end of the period of Ramadan, a month-long commitment to fasting, prayer and contemplation by Muslims worldwide. It commemorates the season in which the Prophet Muhammad received divine revelation and in which one night is described by the Holy Qur’an as being better than one thousand months.

The Islamic community of ...

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Courtesy Call: Santa Rosa First Peoples

The leadership of the Santa Rosa First Peoples Community recently paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Representing the Santa Rosa First Peoples were Carib Queen Jennifer Cassar, Chief Ricardo Bharath Hernandez, Ms. Angelita Bharath, Ms. Jacqueline Khan and Ms. Genevieve Jean Superville.

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