The Presentation of Credentials by His Excellency Ladislav Straka, Ambassador-designate Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Slovakia to The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago was held on May 14, 2015 at the Office of His Excellency the President.
His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, ORTT, SC the President of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago received His Excellency Ladislav Straka, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Accompanying the Ambassador was Mr Lawrence Naipaul, the Honorary Consul of Slovakia in Trinidad and Tobago. At the start of this meeting the Ambassador presented his letters of Credence to the President.
In keeping with the practiced initiated by His Excellency, fourteen (14) students from various secondary schools were invited to witness the process. The teachers accompanying the students were also afforded the opportunity of witnessing the meeting.
President Carmona informed Ambassador Straka that the presence of the students was to demonstrate that life is filled with infinite possibilities, as he too was once a student with no idea that he would become President and one week ago, the students themselves had no idea they would be sitting in the Office of the President today.
Ambassador Straka commended His Excellency on the initiative as he had never experienced not only a genuine interest in the youth of nation but an actual demonstration of concern for their future. He encouraged the students to continue along educational path no one has the knowledge of where life would take them.
The teachers, students and schools in attendance were:
|Ms Ginger Lutchman-Baijuram||Manzanilla Secondary School -Teacher|
|Natalia Sumai||Manzanilla Secondary School|
|Joshua Campbell||Manzanilla Secondary School|
|Ms Vashti Roopnarine||Tableland Secondary School – Teacher|
|Luke Jackson||Tableland Secondary School|
|Mc-Kala Pnachoo||Tableland Secondary School|
|Ms Monique Hector – Kennedy||Chaperone- Tobago Schools|
|Kelon Jordan||Mason Hall High School|
|Natalie Need||Mason Hall High School|
|Terrell Rodriquez||Roxborough Secondary School|
|Kayanka Admas||Roxborough Secondary School|
|Ms Tenelle Bahadoor||Tabaquite Secondary School- Teacher|
|Kyle Khan||Tabaquite Secondary School|
|Vanessa Baptiste||Tabaquite Secondary School|
|Ms Pauline Moy||Vessigny High School- Teacher|
|Diana Young||Vessigny High School|
|Vashni Dipchan||Vessigny High School|
|Ms Nyasha Hamlet -Wattley||Bates Memorial High School – Teacher|
|Aamir Roberts||Bates Memorial High School|
|Allyson Dickram||Bates Memorial High School|