"I congratulate sprinter Michelle Lee Ahye on her historic Commonwealth Gold Medal in the Women’s 100 meter final.
Ms. Ahye’s world class performance is a shining example of what I meant when I encouraged citizens to be the light.
Michelle fanned her personal flicker of self-belief with hard work and commitment and now her light shines golden.
I am delighted for her and for our country.
Ms. Ahye’s mother generously declared that this medal belongs not only to Michelle but also to the nation.
President Paula-Mae Weekes said yesterday that one of the benefits of living in a multi-religious society such as T&T, is that “we can all extract the essence of the beliefs of others and discover its relevance to us.”
In her Easter message yesterday, she said the teaching of comparative religion in schools can bring a richer and more complete understanding of the beliefs, practices and fundamental philosophy of the faiths that co-exist in our shared space.
President Paula-Mae Weekes yesterday spent her first day on the job settling in and getting acquainted with staff members.
This was confirmed by a close friend of Weekes who visited her hours after she picked up duty as the country’s first female President.
The source said Weekes met and greeted staff members at the Office of the President, St Ann’s and immediately began settling down to the job at hand. (See page A10)
The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (AMCHAM T&T) has joined in the congratulations of Paula-Mae Weekes, who has become the nation’s 6th President – and the first female to hold this office.
The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce says it is celebrating the appointment of President Paula-Mae Weekes, Trinidad and Tobago's new head of state.
"Her Excellency has had a long and progressive judicial career that has no doubt prepared her well for her new presidential role, and the T&T Chamber looks forward to her good governance and effective decision making," the Chamber says in a statement issued Monday.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said she was moved to tears at the inauguration of President Paula-Mae Weekes and is impressed by the tone she set.
She told us that she believes the new president will make a positive difference.