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Republic Day Trinidad and Tobago!
Anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago's Declaration of
Republic Status (Republic Day) was celebrated on
Thursday, September 24, 2009.
[noun]: A state or nation in which the Supreme Power
rests in all the citizens entitled to vote (the
electorate), and is exercised by representatives
elected, directly or indirectly, by them, and
responsible to them. (Courtesy
of Webster Dictionary)
and Tobago for many years was a monarchy, but the
islands became Republic on August 1st, 1976, after it
was decided that they should no longer be required to
owe allegiance to the Queen of England, and that their
should be a Head of State in its own right.
event is celebrated as a public holiday every year on
September 24th, because this is the date the first
Parliament met under the new Republican
Constitution. The date was removed from the
official Calendar of Holidays from 1999 to 2001 to make
way for the Spiritual Baptist (Shouter) Liberation Day
holiday. The Republic Day holiday was reinstated
bring about such a meaningful and independent status,
the conversion of the former Constitution from its
character as an Order of Council of the Queen into
that of an indigenous instrument of government
fashioned by citizens of T&T, was effected by the
Parliament enacting the Constitution of the Republic
of Trinidad and Tobago Act, 1976. The
constitution provides for a President who, in the
exercise of his functions under the Constitution or
any other law, acts in accordance with the advice of
the Cabinet or a minister acting under the general
authority of the Cabinet where provision is made by
was a young adult in Trinidad when I last experienced
the Republic Day Celebrations. From my
recollection though, it was just another holiday...A day
to be off school, full of food and drinks. Of
course, there was a parade, but back then there were no
fireworks display. From my understanding the
holiday now is still celebrated with parades, fireworks,
special concerts, good food, and endless drinks.
learn more about "Trinidad and Tobago Celebrates
Its Status as A Republic", PLEASE
CLICK HERE! (Courtesy
of T & T Nat'l Library and Info System Authority.)
is this years' address be the President of the Republic
of Trinidad and Tobago - Professor George
Maxwell Richards TC,
CMT, Ph.D (2003-Present).
to the Nation by His Excellency Professor
George Maxwell Richards TC, CMT, Ph. D,
President of the Republic of Trinidad and
Tobago, on the Occasion of Republic Day,
Thursday 24th September, 2009
At the outset, let me wish you all a
happy Republic Day, 2009. These greetings go
also, to the Diaspora and to all who have
adopted our beloved country as their own.
This Republic Day comes at a time when
convulsions are taking place, all over the
world. And we have not been spared. While
the world-wide economic downturn has not, so
far, impacted us, as severely as it has
other countries, we must maintain caution,
lest our decisions, in this regard, move us
into crisis, even as there are indications
that the situation is easing, in other parts
of the world.
Our cushion against fallout from
international developments, which inevitably
affect us, is not merely the presence of
what may be regarded as adequate reserves,
of money or natural resources. It goes
beyond, for example, to policy decisions
that ensure responsible fiscal arrangements,
for the purpose of maintaining a healthy
economic climate which is essential to our
future development. I have no doubt that we
are capable of doing what is right.
In the current circumstances, we have
been able, thus far, to stave off the worst
results of the economic upheavals that hover
and I am persuaded that this is not
happening by chance. It flows from the fact
that, over the years, we have acquired
expertise which has enabled us to be in a
position to manage our resources, in such a
way, that we could keep on the path of
This is a part of the continuing
process of education required for
consolidating our independent status, as we
chart our course and, in this process, we
must be ever mindful of the quality of
person that we produce – quality, defined
not only in academic terms or in terms of
skills. Our schools and homes have nurtured
many excellent sons and daughters, who, by
their diligence in their respective fields
of endeavour, have achieved positive results
for Trinidad and Tobago, over the years, at
home and abroad...
HERE TO CONTINUE READING PRESIDENT RICHARD'S
ENTIRE ADDRESS! (Courtesy
of the office of Government Information
Services Ltd. (GISL))
One of our On-Line
Family member and friend provided some
pictures of Trinidad in the Past
"Ole Trinidad". We
agree with member "Ms. Meryl"
that this is a good time to share them
with you. PLEASE
CLICK THE PICTURE BELOW TO VIEW ALL
about our President Barack Obama,
wasn't he fantastic on David
Letterman's Late Show? So very
articulate, cool, confident, intellectual
and intelligent. See his
responses to all of David Letterman's
questions. Click on the picture
below to see the show and listen
closely to his response to Letterman's
question regarding Former President
Jimmy Carter's controversial
statement "I think an overwhelming portion of
the intensely demonstrated animosity toward
President Barack Obama is based on the fact that
he is a black man, that he's African American...").
President Obama is so politically
correct and smart! (Video
Courtesy of CBS - 31min. 56sec.).
Please feel free to share your
comments with me on this interview. firstname.lastname@example.org.
want to thank so many of you for the
interesting and thought provoking
comments you sent us regarding my
thoughts about the "crazy
criticisms, controversies and
disrespect against/towards President
Barack Obama." that I shared
with you last week via our weekly
E-Newsletter. My intention
was to share them with you, but we
received quite a few and I have not
had a chance to fully go through
them. However, a friend who is
also one of our On-Line Family
(Yolanda-Blondie who resides in
Florida) sent an interesting article
and suggested we share it with all of
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also received a lot of e-mails from
people stating that we all must
continue saying a Prayer for President
Obama...Pray that he is kept safe
always, as well as his family.
Pray that all the nonsense,
foolishness and hatefulness against
am eager to hear your thoughts on all I wrote
above, so I
look forward to having you share them with me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
it seems there is nothing fun to do in
our area anymore...nothing
exciting. So, we find ourselves
in front of the computer during all of
our free time doing something or
another. I guess we have to look
into creating something fun to do
soon. Nevertheless, last
weekend we decided to get out of the
house to socialize a bit, and attend a
few events around town, which turned
out to be quite nice (especially
SekouFlex 3rd Anniversary
celebration). We were so
looking forward to doing the same
thing this weekend, but unfortunately
there is really nothing happening in
our area. I guess we will
have to chill as we always do.
If you hear of anything fun taking
place in the DMV area send us the
mentioned last week
I received information from Erica
Williams-Connell (The late Prime Minister of
Trinidad Dr. Eric Williams daughter) regarding
the biennial "Eric Williams 'School Bags'
Essay Competition. Please read all the
details about this competition by
clicking the link below where I have
"You, the children, yours is the great responsibility to
educate your parents, teach them to
live together in harmony....To your
tender and loving hands, the future
of the Nation is entrusted. In
your innocent hearts, the pride of
the Nation is enshrined. On
your scholastic development, the
salvation of the Nation is
dependent....you carry the future of
Trinidad and Tobago in your school
"Eric Williams 'School Bags'
Essay Competition is sponsored by The
Eric Williams Memorial Collection (EWMC) at The
University of the West Indies, Trinidad and
Tobago. The contest is being offered
to all final year Sixth Form students
(or equivalent) in the former and current
British-colonized Caribbean countries: Anguilla,
Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British
Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica,
Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts
& Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the
Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and
Caicos. It will be held from September
2009 through January 31, 2010.
Winners will be announced on April 30,
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ ALL ABOUT THIS
COMPETITION AND FOR THE DETAILS!
would like to extend our sincerest
condolences to the family and friends
of Jerome Henry - President of
PMCCA/Philadelphia Multi Cultural
Carnival Association, whom we lost
last week. Funeral Services we
held on Tuesday, September 22, 2009,
at the African Episcopal Church of St.
Thomas in Philadelphia.
Donations are being accepted for his
family as well as the trust fund
established for his young children -
TO DONATE CONTACT THE IBIS at
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and safe weekend!
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25-27 - Baltimore Maryland
Annual Baltimore Book Festival
AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
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26, 2009 - Brentwood Maryland
3, 2009 - Washington DC
11, 2009 - Miami Florida
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12, 2009, and
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