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Appointment of 16 Attorneys-at-law to Senior Counsel

Appointment Ceremony of 16 Attorneys-at-law to Senior Counsel

16 Attorneys-at-law appointed to Senior Counsel

President: Silk comes with ability, good work
When it comes to high office holders, President George Maxwell Richards says the application for Senior Counsel (SC) status is not strictly followed. The President was speaking at the appointment ceremony of 16 attorneys-at-law to Senior Counsel—among them Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Attorney General Anand Ramlogan, Chief Justice Ivor Archie and Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard—which took place at Knowsley yesterday. The President said in many instances, the individuals had “made significant contribution” and “a body of sufficient work preceding their appointment to public office.”
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President Revokes Nizam’s Appointment

The following is a press release from the Office of the President.

President George Maxwell Richards

President George Maxwell Richards


THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
TRINIDAD
REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

In the matter of the Constitution and of the Revocation of the Appointment of the Chairman of the Police Service Commission, as Chairman & Member.

His Excellency GEORGE MAXWELL RICHARDS, T.C., C.M.T., Ph.D., President advises that he has, with immediate effect revoked the appointment of Mr. Nizam Mohammed as Chairman and member of the Police Service Commission.
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Farewell, Sir Ellis Clarke

January 08, 2011

Funeral of Sir Ellis Clarke in pictures

Farewell, Sir Ellis Emmanuel Innocent Clarke
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A Presidential Challenge

By Dr. Selwyn R. Cudjoe
December 01, 2010

Dr. Selwyn R. CudjoeWhat does the president of a country do when he is asked to break the law? He responds firmly and comes down on the side of the law knowing that political leaders are always more concerned about gaining partisan advantage than respecting the laws they were elected to uphold. The Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago has sent a letter to the President of the Republic demanding that he revokes the appointments of the non-executive directors of the Central Bank before their respective terms expire.
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President’s Emancipation Day 2010 Address

President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Professor George Maxwell Richards

President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Professor George Maxwell Richards

Message from His Excellency Professor George Maxwell Richards TC, CMT, Ph. D, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the Occasion of Emancipation Day 2010.

On the occasion of Emancipation Day 2010, I send greetings to all citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, as we consider what this day means to us.
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Govt will restore President’s House

President's House

President's House

Wednesday, June 9 2010

THE People’s Partnership will restore President’s House in St Ann’s to its former glory. This was the assurance given by Minister in the Ministry of Works and Transport, Rudy Indarsingh.
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Clarification on the “President ‘Guilty'” Headline

The following is a press release from the Office of the President.

President George Maxwell Richards

President George Maxwell Richards

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT TRINIDAD
REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Media Release

The Office of the President wishes to refer to the headline which appeared at page 6 in The Daily Express newspaper of Wednesday 5th May, 2010 – “President ‘guilty’…of delay in filling Integrity Commission posts.”
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The President’s 2009 Republic Day Message

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Address 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

President Professor George Maxwell RichardsFellow Citizens

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.
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Independence Parade and Awards Ceremony 2009

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Independence Day Parade and National Awards Ceremony 2009
Independence Day Parade and National Awards Ceremony 2009

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President Richards’ address to the nation

May 30, 2009
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The address to the nation given by President George Maxwell Richards last night.

President Professor George Maxwell RichardsFellow citizens

It appears that the statement that I made on 15th May, 2009, has been misunderstood. Let me emphasise, therefore, that any lack of clarity was unintentional. It is being said that I did not offer an apology to the nation. May I say that my expression of regret was intended to convey just that – an apology. I have noted that the word “regret” is “used in polite formulas to express apology or sadness”, but if it would give comfort to those who have a different interpretation of the word, I say now that I apologise.
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