President Paula--Mae Weekes believes that this country’s national identity and ethos have been fortified by the enduring Islamic tenets of peace, forgiveness and tolerance.
The President spoke to this country’s multi-religious and multi- cultura; identity in her message to the country on the observance of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Her message reads:
On the sighting of the new crescent moon, I bring greetings to the members of the Muslim community as they celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr and the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is encouraging the national community and the Muslim community to resolve to always demonstrate the peace, love and equality which are the inherent features of Islamic teachings.
In his message on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the prime minister is also urging citizens to direct their hearts towards strengthening the society based on mutual respect and love.
Here is the full text of the PM's message:
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says citizens need to ensure that the characteristics of peace, forgiveness and unity are instilled in our daily lives and she's calling for more care towards the less fortunate.
Persad-Bissessar made the call within her 2019 message to commemorate Eid-Ul-Fitr.
I wish all members of the Muslim community in Trinidad and Tobago Eid Mubarak!
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is calling on the nation to resist attempts to promote discord and division in the country our nation.
In her Eid message, the Opposition Leader described the attempts by some in our society to promote discord and divide our nation as troubling.
She urged citizens to not let these persons achieve their goal.
She called on citizens to “join hands and work together to ensure that our nation returns to peace and prosperity. Together, we can make a difference, and bring about positive change.”
Cabinet has approved $2.1 million in funding for Eid-Ul-Fitr celebrations this year.
Eid will be celebrated on Monday, June 26th.
Culture Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly announced at today's post-Cabinet news conference that 15 organisations will receive a total of $2,120,000.
Cabinet has agreed to spend just over $3 million dollars to fund Eid celebrations this year.
Minister of Community Development, Culture and The Arts Nyan Gadsby-Dolly says 15 organisations will benefit from a total of $3,075,000.
She did not name the 15 organisations when she made the announcement at today's post-Cabinet media conference.
The public holiday for Eid-Ul-Fitr is July 6th.