Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Public invited to inauguration of first female President

Members of the public are invited to witness the Inauguration Ceremony of President-Elect Madam Justice of Appeal Paula-Mae Weekes.

The inauguration will be held on Monday, March 19 at the Grand Stand Queen’s Park Savannah at 10 am. All guests are expected to be seated by 9 am.

Once inaugurated, Weekes will become the country's first female President. 

 A statement from President's House said members of the public are invited but must present an invitation which could be acquired via the offices of their respective members of Parliament, the Box Offices at the National Academy for the Performing Arts (NAPA), 119 Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain and Southern National Academy for the Performing Art (SAPA), Todd Street, San Fernando.

Members of the public with invitations will be accommodated at the North Stand and gates to this entrance will be opened from 7 am.

Following the Inauguration Ceremony there will be a private reception at NAPA.

Members of the public and the Anglican church are also invited to attend a service on Sunday at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in honour of the President-Elect.

Weekes has served as Chancellor of the Anglican Church, one of the highest positions in the Diocese. 

Bishop Claude Berkley told Loop the service will be a public recognition of her service as one of the most senior people in the Diocese with tremendous influence, advising the Bishop, Synod and Diocesan Council on legal matters. 

He said the service, which will begin at 4 pm, is the church's way of saying thanks and to affirm her service to the country. 

The Bishop will be the chief celebrant and preacher at the service. 


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