T&T’s First Female President Sworn in

Retired jurist Paula-Mae Weekes was last month sworn in as the new president of Trinidad and Tobago.

President Paula Mae WeekesWeekes was sworn in as T&T’s first female head of state.

She called on citizens not to allow her “to walk alone” as she sought a new light for the country during her term in office.

Soon after she was sworn in by Chief Justice Ivor Archie, Weekes said it “falls to each president to define his or her own role” in the absence of a constitutional guidance.

Weekes, 59, also indicated that she wanted to be known as a “humble first servant with a mandate to render service with enthusiasm” and was assuming office aware of the ills facing the country.