Message on New Year’s Day 2021

Fellow citizens, numerous poets and other wordsmiths have composed clever and profound ways of describing the anticipation of a new year. Among my favourites are the words of English poet, Alfred, Lord Tennyson “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come,...

Fatima Boys Discuss Mental Health with President Weekes

Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago recently met with members of the Fatima College Young Leaders Programme. At that meeting students Jonathan Manzano, Adam Bartholomew, Adrian Small and Justin Chin Cheong...

Message on Christmas Day 2020

Fellow citizens, Today is Christmas Day, that joyous and significant occasion in the Christian calendar. Believers in Trinidad and Tobago and around the world commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ and draw inspiration from the enduring angelic proclamation ‘Peace on...

President’s House goes Blue for Human Rights

Tonight, Thursday 10th December, President’s House, like many other buildings around the world, will be lit blue in honour of Human Rights Day 2020. Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10—the day in 1948 that the United Nations General Assembly adopted...

World Children’s Day

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” —Nelson Mandela On World Children’s Day, we celebrate our children and promote their right to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. The most enjoyable and...

Message for Divali 2020

Fellow citizens, members of the Hindu community today celebrate Divali, the festival of lights. After weeks of fasting and preparation, believers will joyously welcome the arrival of Sri Lakshmi into their homes and receive her blessings of wealth and prosperity....

Presentation of Credentials: Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China

His Excellency Qiu Fang, Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago presented his credentials to Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, O.R.T.T., on Tuesday November 10 at President’s House.       Ambassador Fang was...

Courtesy call: His Excellency Rodolfo Sabonge, Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States

His Excellency Rodolfo Sabonge, incoming Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) paid a courtesy call on Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes at President’s House on Tuesday November 10, 2020. The ACS is a product of the desire of the 35 Contracting...

Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony

Though scaled down due to COVID-19 restrictions, last Sunday's Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony was no less solemn. Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago laid a wreath at the base of the majestic Cenotaph in...

Appointment to Fair Trading Commission

  Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago this morning appointed businessman and financial manager Mr. Dan Russell Martineau as a Commissioner to the Fair Trading Commission. Mr. Martineau will serve for three...

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