Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T. joins with all of Trinidad and Tobago in mourning the tragic loss of three children in a fire yesterday. Losing any citizen is dreadful, that Ezekiel, Faith and Kayden were children and all from a single family, is especially heart-breaking. For the parents and surviving siblings, enduring this unfathomable pain and loss must be extraordinarily difficult and we pray that they have the support they need. Be assured that the whole nation grieves with you.

The Office of the President offers its sincere condolences to the family and prays fervently for the souls of Ezekiel, Faith and Kayden. May they rest together in eternal peace.