Editorial

Thank You, Mr. President

Thank You, Mr. President

We’re entering into a new era in Trinidad and Tobago, and several years ago we had our first female Prime Minister. Now, we are about to install our very first female President, an exceptional move.

Despite the differences and inability of the Government and Opposition to fruitfully work together, we are happy they were able to agree on Madame Justice Paula Mae Weekes for the top job. Not only is she very well qualified and deserving of the job, the fact that there is unity behind her appointment as President sends a strong signal to the nation, in these divided times.

This confidence will no doubt spread through the nation, something that is needed right about now. Madame Justice Weekes could very well be the symbol of what our country strives to be, and we wish her the very best in her tenure, when that time begins later this year.

Whilethis brought some good news, almost immediately the nation has been sent into mourning, as one of our distinguished sons of the soil has passed away.

Former President of the Republic, Professor George Maxwell Richards died at the age of 86, five years after demitting the highest office, at which he served for 10 years, in two consecutive terms.

Much has been said in the past day about Professor Richards, and the love being poured out in the public domain, including social media, about this individual is heart-warming and truly deserved.

Fondly known as ‘Max’ to citizens and friends, this President served with honour, and his blend of intelligence, patriotism and social skills made him one of the very finest this country has ever seen.

A former Principal of the UWI St. Augustine Campus, Professor Richards brought his charisma to the office of the President, where he was well respected for his contribution to the nation.

As we get set to welcome one President, we sadly have to say goodbye to another, and the loss of President Richards is a major one, but what he has done for Trinidad and Tobago and the legacy he leaves is felt nationwide.

We salute Professor George Maxwell Richards for his service, honour and being an outstanding exemplar. We at 103FM also send condolences to the family and friends of Professor Richards’ family. May he rest in eternal peace.

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January 10th, 2018

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