President Paula-Mae Weekes will travel to Barbados on Saturday to address local students there.
A statement from the Office of the President said Weekes will speak to Trinidad and Tobago Students Association Educational Forum on Monday at the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus.
The Educational Forum is part of the campus’ promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals as prescribed by the United Nations.
The theme of the event is “Balancing the Equation: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges”.
The Barbados Government appoints international pop icon, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, as Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, with specific responsibility for promoting education, tourism and investment for the island.
In accepting her new duties, Rihanna said that she was ready to play her part in creating a new Barbados.
She said “I couldn’t be more proud to take on such a prestigious title in my home country. Every Barbadian is going to have to play their role in this current effort, and I’m ready and excited to take on the responsibility.
The results are in and for the first time in the nation's history, Barbados will be led by a female prime minister.
Mia Mottley's Barbados labour party won Thursday's election by a landslide and will form the next government, according to political analyst, Peter Wickham.
The victory came as no surprise.
He says the result was indicative of the population's attitude towards outgoing prime minister and head of the democratic labour party Freundel Stuart.
The T&T Red Force was hammered by 172 runs in its opening Super50 Cup match against hosts Barbados Pride on Monday night at 3 Ws Oval.
Having won the toss and inserted the opposition, Pride racked up 278/9 from its 50 overs. Among the run-scorers were Kevin Stoute (74) and Roston Chase (50).
There were also cameo knocks along the way that helped the hosts. For instance, Shai Hope scored 47 runs from 50 balls while Jonathan Carter hit a quickfire 37.