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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2018 Christmas Message from President Weekes

Posted by The Office of the President of the Republic of T&T on Monday, December 24, 2018

Fellow Citizens,

Many are finding it difficult, if not impossible, to
experience the “merry” in Christmas this year. Even the most devout Christian,
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Speech at the Chief of Defense Staff Parade

Support and Service Battalion, Teteron Barracks, Chaguaramas, Friday 14th December, 2018

Good morning:
Everyone loves a parade. Crisp, spotless uniforms, spiffy, mirror-finish boots gleaming in the sun, synchronised movements to march rhythm. What’s there not to love?

One reason we enjoy a parade is that it gives us a sense of order, discipline and regularity; that everybody knows what to do and is doing it the right way, at the right time. However, my question for you today is, does ...

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Speech at the Commissioning of a Boardwalk for the Differently-Abled

Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust, 8th December, 2018

Good afternoon:

If, before today, you have heard even one of my addresses you would have realised that I favour brevity in salutations. However, today, I employed the long-form because as Patron of the Point-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust, I believe that everyone present should be recognised and applauded for being true partners in progress and giving your unstinting support to the Trust in general and this worthy cause in particular.

The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust has garnered ...

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