Trinidad and Tobago Celebrate 52 Years of Independence
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Sunday August 31, 2014, CMC – The twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago is celebrating its 52nd anniversary of independence from Britain with Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar asking citizens to embrace change.
In her message to the nation, the Prime Minister said Independence allows an opportunity to embrace change and pointed to the Government’s recent proposals towards Constitutional reform.
“The passion, interest and dialogue elicited by my Government’s proposals for Constitutional reform have been unprecedented, clearly negating the view that our citizens are lukewarm on matters of national governance.”
She said while there will always be dissenting voices on issues of political reform, economic thrust or social policy, democracy allows for “reasoned debate and a multiplicity of views.”