Head of the Commonwealth Queen Elizabeth II opens CHOGM

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Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2009‘Together we aspire, together we achieve’
HER MAJESTY Queen Elizabeth II yesterday called upon Commonwealth leaders to adopt Trinidad and Tobago’s national motto in order to find consensus on burning issues such as climate change, during their deliberations over the next two days at their meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Port-of-Spain.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh with His Excellency President George Maxwell Richards and by Her Excellency Dr. Jean Ramjohn Richards. Photo credit: GISL

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh with His Excellency President George Maxwell Richards and by Her Excellency Dr. Jean Ramjohn Richards. Photo credit: GISL


Queen Elizabeth wears T&T’s national emblems

Together we aspire, together we achieve
Head of the Commonwealth Queen Elizabeth II opened the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Port-of-Spain yesterday, advising that this country’s motto—Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve—could assist member nations in their bid to achieve sustainable and equitable development.

‘Welcome to Tobago…stay’
IN JUST one and a half hours, His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was told about conservation efforts at Buccoo Reef, witnessed the re-enactment of a traditional Tobago-styled wedding and interacted with Tobago House of Assembly (THA) officials, British expats and Tobagonians during his State visit yesterday.

UN leader optimistic about climate talks

‘Manning deflecting attention with pollution stance’
Prime Minister Patrick Manning’s rejection of claims that Trinidad and Tobago is one of the world’s largest polluters on a per-capita basis is an attempt to deflect international attention and carry on with his plans to build even more polluting plants.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy

French President Nicolas Sarkozy


France to step up its H1N1 flu vaccination programme
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has not yet received the Influenza A H1N1 2009 pandemic vaccine, but said France will shortly be stepping up its vaccination programme for the French people.

Sarkozy: Set up world body to deal with climate change

Smelter Support
French President: Aluminium plant in T&T not in conflict with fight against pollution

Sarkozy: No global carbon risk from T&T
Trinidad and Tobago does not risk upsetting the world’s carbon emission balance despite its heavily industrialised economy, says French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

PM Singh wants more Indians to visit Caribbean

Oma and Basdeo Panday at the State Dinner at Presidents House for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

Oma and Basdeo Panday at the State Dinner at President's House for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II


Bas’ letter to the Heads
The Opposition United National Congress (UNC) has sent a document to all visiting Heads of State, including her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, highlighting the pressing problems that face this country and accusing Prime Minister Patrick Manning of paying ‘lip service’ to the issue of climate change.

…Security beefed up around venues
With the arrival of the Commonwealth Heads of Government to this country, security measures have been beefed up and tightened around the Hyatt Regency Hotel and onboard the two cruise ships which are being used to host activities relating to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM).

Bobo Shantis came with letter for the Queen

Bobo Shantis came with letter for the Queen


Bobo Shantis: Why should we have to pay for the return trip to Africa?

Why should we have to pay for the return trip to Africa?


Bobo Shantis tell the Queen: We want to go back home
WE never asked to be brought here, so why then should we have to pay for the return trip to Africa, was the question a group of local Rastafarians posed to the Queen in a letter on Thursday.

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