Saturday, February 24, 2018


Port of Spain
The die has been cast. Madam President-elect Justice Paula Mae Weekes has been confirmed as our first woman presi­dent and sixth (president) in succession. Yesterday at 1.42 p.m., exactly 12 minutes after the commencement of the proceedings of the Electoral College, Madam Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George made the historic utterance. “I hereby declare Ms Paula Mae Weekes elected President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.”
Sustained desk-thumping from all sides—Government, ­Opposition and Independent senators—­greeted this announcement.

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