Appointment of New Auditor General

Trinidad and Tobago now has a new Auditor General. Ms. Lorelly Pujadas, former Deputy Auditor General was sworn in as the Auditor General by Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, ORTT, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on Tuesday May 14, 2019.   

Message from President Weekes on World Migratory Bird Day

Bird migration is the seasonal movement of birds, including our own Scarlet Ibis, over hundreds of thousands of kilometres to find the best ecological conditions for breeding and survival. The Caribbean is an important stopover for over 150 migratory species, many of...

Appointment of Chrisendath Mahabir to the Salaries Review Commission

Attorney-at-Law Chrisendath Mahabir was sworn-in as a Member of the Salaries Review Commission on Monday 6th May, 2019. The ceremony took place at the Office of the President and was witnessed by Mr. Mahabir's wife Radheka Mahabir and son Dr. Shivan Mahabir. Mr....

Message from Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on World Press Freedom Day

Freedom of the press is a fundamental component of any democracy governed by the rule of law. A free and responsible press serves as the custodian of truth, accountability and justice. Access to factual and reliable information empowers people to make informed...

Message from Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the Occasions of English Language Day and Spanish Language Day

Language is a fundamental system of human interaction, expression and identity. It can be a bridge between cultural groups but also, a source of xenophobia and misunderstanding. In our connected, yet diverse world, language is a common factor that leads to the forging...

Easter 2019 Message from President Paula-Mae Weekes

At Easter, Christians celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and his enduring legacy of love and sacrifice. Since his sojourn on Earth, Jesus’ message of peace and goodwill has inspired generations of both Christians and non-Christians alike. For the...

Appointment of Justice of Appeal Charmaine Pemberton to the JLSC

Today, April 11, 2019, Justice of Appeal Charmaine Pemberton was sworn in as a member of the Judicial and Legal Service Commission (JLSC), under section 110(3)(a) of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; this, after what was, in my limited...

Message from Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on Spiritual Baptist Liberation Day 2019

One hundred and two years ago, the Shouters Prohibition Ordinance was passed, banning the members of our only indigenous faith from worshipping and congregating freely. For the next thirty-four years, the Spiritual Shouter Baptists endured public scorn and harassment...

Message from Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The transatlantic slave trade was one of the darkest chapters in the history of the Americas, forever reshaping the character and identity of Western civilisation, including Trinidad and Tobago. Over a 400-year span, millions of Africans were forcibly taken from their...