Appointment to the Salaries Review Commission

Mr. Charles Martin de Gannes has been re-appointed as a Member of the Salaries Review Commission. Mr. de Gannes who was first appointed to the SRC in October 2019, will serve another three years.    

Message on Divali 2022

Today, members of the Hindu community celebrate Divali, the festival of lights. Believers gather joyously in their numbers to exchange sweets, gifts and Divali greetings and to offer prayers of thanksgiving and devotion to Sri Lakshmi, goddess of wealth and...

Presentation of Credentials: Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See

There is a new Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to Trinidad and Tobago. His Excellency the Most Reverend Santiago De Wit Guzmàn, Titular Archbishop of Gabala on Thursday last presented his credentials to Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T., President of the...

Pinning of the First Poppy

In keeping with time-honoured tradition, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago was pinned with the first poppy yesterday. Making the presentation at the Office of the President were Colonel Lyle Alexander, Mr....

Farewell to Winston “Explainer” Henry

"Lorraine yuh better wake up I need a jet plane to take me nonstop I cyah stay in NY city When there is sunshine and pan in my country" So begins the immortal classic composed and sung by the Mighty Explainer, a calypso that every Trinbagonian of a certain age can...

Message on Republic Day 2022

Fellow citizens, on the heels of my recent visit to the United Kingdom to attend the funeral service for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, I found myself revisiting the issue of republicanism and asked myself yet again, as I now ask you, whether the transition from an...

Her Excellency to Attend State Funeral of Elizabeth II

Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has travelled to England to attend the State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.Senator the Honourable Christine Kangaloo, will act as President until President Weekes...

Address at the Ceremonial Opening of the Third Session of the 12th Parliament

Madame President of the Senate, Madame Speaker of the House, Honourable Members of Parliament. Parliament exists for the primary purpose of making laws for the “peace, order and good government” of Trinidad and Tobago. We gather today in these august chambers to renew...

The OTP’s Role vis-a-vis Commissions of Enquiry

The Office of the President issues the following statement in response to enquiries from the media and to avoid any possible public misunderstanding of the Office of the President's role vis-a-vis Commissions of Enquiry. The Office of the President has no...

Condolences on the Passing of Elizabeth II

On behalf of the people of Trinidad and Tobago and on her own behalf, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago offers her deepest condolences to King Charles III, the rest of the Royal Family and the people of the...

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Message on Divali 2022

Today, members of the Hindu community celebrate Divali, the festival of lights. Believers gather...