President Paula Mae-Weekes is urging citizens to devote attention to building meaningful relationships in families and neighbourhoods.
In her emancipation day message to the nation, president weekes said lessons must be learnt from slavery including the destruction of the institution of the family.
She stated “throughout the period of slavery, war was waged on the institution of the family.
Mothers were separated from their children and sold without ceremony and men were regularly rotated around plantations to prevent the forming of familial bonds."
MP for Barataria/San Juan Dr Fuad Khan says citizens of T&T have allowed slavery to creep back into society.