Here are some shots of today's Independence Day parade taken at the Roxy Roundabout.
The following is Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley's Independence Day address.
"My fellow citizens,
By any measure, today should be regarded as a very significant and special day for each of us in Trinidad and Tobago.
Over the past few months, since assuming the responsibility of Prime Minister, you would have heard me speak about the importance of knowing and understanding our country’s history.
Trinidad and Tobago’s passage from Colonial rule to Independence fifty-four (54) years ago represented a political watershed in our country’s history.
The following is the Leader of the Opposition, Kamla Persad-Bissessar's Independence Day address.
"Today, on the 54th anniversary of our independence from Great Britain I want to wish everyone the very best for Independence Day.
Today is a day when we celebrate the triumph of our ancestors and offer thanks so that our nation would continue to enjoy the democracy and freedoms that our leaders have preserved.