T&T President Paula-Mae Weekes will stand to collect a pension of $1.4m annually under Government’s proposed pension amendments, UNC Senator Wade Mark said yesterday.
He said the Opposition had calculated the benefits to be accrued under the pension amendment proposed by Government for increased pensions for the Prime Minister, President, judges and legislators.
Abuse of the elderly is an appalling, but unfortunately, pervasive violation of human rights and dignity.
So said President Paula-Mae Weekes in a message in observance of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day seeks to highlight the injustices often meted out to older persons worldwide in the form of physical, financial, psychological, and even sexual abuse.
President Paula--Mae Weekes believes that this country’s national identity and ethos have been fortified by the enduring Islamic tenets of peace, forgiveness and tolerance.
The President spoke to this country’s multi-religious and multi- cultura; identity in her message to the country on the observance of Eid-ul-Fitr.
Her message reads:
On the sighting of the new crescent moon, I bring greetings to the members of the Muslim community as they celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr and the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia is welcoming the call for a better education system as suggested by President Paula-Mae Weekes during the President’s Medal Award Ceremony 2018 Tuesday at NAPA.
President Paula-Mae Weekes is heading to Tobago for five days near the end of January 2019 is has opened her office to meet citizens there and is accepting invitations for that period.
A statement from the Office of the President on Thursday said her decision to be stationed in Tobago for five days is "in keeping with her commitment to serve all of Trinidad and Tobago."
Weekes, a former Appeal Court judge, who was elected to the nation's highest office, in March intends to periodically execute her duties from Tobago, the release said.
President Paula-Mae Weekes has paid tribute to Winston “Mighty Shadow” Bailey, who died at hospital on Tuesday morning.
In a statement yesterday, Weekes said while the word is often overused and incorrectly used, Shadow, 77, who died at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex after ailing for some time, was indeed worthy of the title icon. She offered condolences to Shadow’s family and friends on his passing.