The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated the Government and People of Trinidad and Tobago on the country’s fifty-ninth anniversary of Independence which it celebrates on 31 August 2021.
In a congratulatory message to Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, CARICOM Secretary-General Dr Carla Barnett also praised the commitment of the Government and People to regional integration.
Here is the full Message from the Secretary-General:
It is my pleasure, on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and on my own behalf, to extend congratulations to the Government and People of Trinidad and Tobago on the occasion of the country’s Fifty-Ninth Anniversary of Independence.
Over the Fifty-nine years of nationhood, Trinidad and Tobago has achieved a considerable level of socio-economic advancement including the many achievements of its creative people, who continue to excel at home and abroad in many fields including academia, the arts, diplomacy and sport.
The Caribbean Community has benefitted tremendously from the commitment of the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago to regional integration, and your country continues to play a lead role in advancing the integration process.
Prime Minister, in congratulating the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago, I reaffirm my commitment and that of the staff of the CARICOM Secretariat to work with you and your Government to realise your country’s aspirations.
The Caribbean Community joins the Government and People of Trinidad and Tobago in celebrating this Anniversary.