At a simple but solemn ceremony characterised by strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols, Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Keith Christopher Rowley and his Cabinet took their Oaths of Office before Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes O.R.T.T., President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago at President’s House this evening.

The Honourable the Chief Justice, Mr Justice Ivor Archie ORTT; the President of the Senate, Senator the Honourable Christine Kangaloo; the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Honourable Brigid Annisette George and the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly, the Honourable Ancil Dennis, were among the witnesses to this afternoon’s proceedings.

Her Excellency was pleased to install the new Government in a building which has occupied such a significant place in our history for well over a century and noted that President’s House has not been the site of a swearing-in of a Prime Minister since 2002, nor of a Cabinet since 2007.

In her address, President Weekes wished the Prime Minister and his Cabinet success in the delivery of their mandate and urged them to get down to the serious business of the good governance of the people of Trinidad and Tobago.