TRINIDAD-President declines invitation to join regional counterparts in St. Kitts-Nevis

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President Paula Mae Weekes will not attend a meeting of Governors-General and Presidents of the Caribbean to be held in St. Kitts-Nevis month, preferring instead to remain home to deal with “urgent matters commanding the attention and input of the President”

Weekes, who was sworn into office on March 19, replacing Anthony Carmona, had been invited to attend the 16thConference of Governors-General and Presidents of the Caribbean Region from April 8-12.

“In declining the invitation, President Weekes indicated that while she considered it vital to maintain linkages and continue cordial discourse with her counterparts in the Caribbean she preferred not to attend an event out of Trinidad and Tobago so soon after assuming office.

“President Weekes believes that she should use these first few weeks in office to settle into her duties and take care of urgent matters commanding the attention and input of the President,” the brief statement from the Office of the President noted.

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