Paula-Mae to get $1.4m pension

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.

President: Abuse of the elderly appalling

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 praises T&T multi-religious heritage

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.

President heads to Tobago for 5 days

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 pays tribute to Shadow

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.