Newly re-elected political leader of the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP), Watson Duke, is making another call for Tobagonians to seriously embrace the idea of independence from Trinidad.
He maintains that Tobagonians must stop believing that they cannot survive without Trinidad, and that they actually would be better off if they are no longer tied to Trinidad.
The wife of Prime Minister on Tuesday advised all women to attain financial independence.
She was speaking at the Women of Influence symposium hosted by the Bankers’ Association of T&T (BATT) and AFETT held at the Hyatt Regency hotel yesterday.
“I make my own money. I have my own bank account and I certainly don’t have to ask the Prime Minister for money,” she said.
She described herself as an independent woman who still works and who, prior to 2015, had managed the family’s household.
The Prime Minister will play host to a free Independence Concert for members of the public this week.
The event - the Prime Minister’s Independence Concert - is taking place at the Lord Kitchener (Aldwyn Roberts) Auditorium of the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), Port of Spain, at 7.30 pm on Wednesday.
No one will be given the country's highest award, the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, when the national awards are held this evening.
Thirty-two awards will be presented, eight of them being the Chaconia Medal Gold.
The following is the full list of national awardees for 2016:
THE CHACONIA MEDAL (GOLD)
For Long and Meritorious Service to Trinidad and Tobago:
(i) Ms. Grace Angela Talma - Management Consultant - Community Service
President of India Pranab Mukherjee has sent greetings to the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago on the eve of Independence Day.
The San Fernando City Council is warning dog owners in the city, to secure their animals on Wednesday night, when a fireworks display will take place to celebrate the anniversary of Independence.
The corporation has issued the following statement on the matter.
"His Worship the Mayor Alderman Haji Kazim Hosein, Aldermen and Councillors of the San Fernando City Council wish to inform the public that there will be a fireworks display on San Fernando Hill on Wednesday 31 August, 2016 at 8:30 pm to celebrate our nation’s 54th year of Independence.