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Dr. Eric Willams

The first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago
The first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

I was born here, and here I stay, with the people
of Trinidad and Tobago, who educated me free of
charge for nine years at Queens Royal College  and for five years at Oxford, who have made me
whatever I am, and who have been or might be
at any time the victims of the very pressure which
I have been fighting against… I am going to let
down my bucket where I am, right here with you
in the British West Indies.”

From Public Lecture at Woodford
Square, 21 June 1955

Born on September 25, 1911, Eric Williams was the son of Elisa and Henry Williams, a minor Post Office official in Trinidad. He was educated at Queen’s Royal College and won the Island Scholarship to Oxford University. At Oxford, he placed first in the First Class of the History Honours School and received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1938. His doctoral thesis, The Economic Aspect of the West Indian Slave Trade and Slavery, was considered an important contribution to research on the subject and was published in 1944 in Williams’ Capitalism and Slavery. Much of Williams’ educational pursuits at Queen’s Royal College and Oxford University is documented in his book, Inward Hunger: The Education of a Prime Minister.

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Dr. Eric Williams- The Father of our Nation

Dr. Eric Williams, the firts Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

Dr. Eric Williams, the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

Dr. Eric Williams was the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago. He was awarded the Trinity Cross posthumously in 2002. His contributions to this nation are numerous. In his address to the nation on our first day of Independence, Dr. Williams said:

Whatever the challenge that faces you, from whatever quarter, place always first the national interest and the national cause. The strength of the nation depends on the strength of its citizens. Our National Anthem invokes God’s blessings on our nation, in response to those thousands of citizens of all faiths who demanded God’s protection in our Constitution.

Let us then as a nation so conduct ourselves as to be able always to say in those noblest and most inspiring words of St Paul, “By the Grace of God, we as people are what we are, and His Grace in us hath not been void.”

Trinidad and Tobago’s Star Cricketer, Brian Lara

Renowned cricketer, Brian Lara

Renowned cricketer, Brian Lara

” Cricket is my life and it circulates in my blood “

Brian Lara is one of the greatest and finest cricketers the world has ever seen . He is blessed with wholesome qualities and huge amount of talent . He is a living legend and the pride of his nation as well as of the Cricketing World .He is one of the biggest Super stars in the Sports World . He is whole heartedly respected all over the world for his belligerent performances and breath taking abilities with the bat . He is considered as one of the best batsmen of the present era . He is the current World Record Holder for the highest runs in one inning of a test match . People from all over the world love his because of his attributes and services towards Cricket . He is retired from the International Cricket just after the World Cup . He was the backbone of the West Indian Cricket Team even in the later half of his career , that speaks highly of the amount of talent God has bestowed in him . He used to win matches single handedly for the West indies. On his day he is a match winner without any doubt . He has the ability to tear any bowling a part . When he is in full flow he can smash the ball all over the place . He is not one of those batsmen who can only play at one side of the ground .

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Trinity Cross recipient, Brian Lara

Trinity Cross recipient, Brian Lara

The sporting arena has been an integral aspect of the identity of Trinbagonians. Along with this we have seen the growth of the popularity of our sports men and women. One such example is Brian Lara. With decades of cricket success, Brian Lara has made and broken numerous world records in test cricket history, placing not only the West Indies Cricket team on the map but also Trinidad and Tobago for being the home of one of the best batsmen ever known.

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A Caribbean Vision: Words of Edwin Carrington


During any journey it is important to mark signposts if only as a means of recording achievements or disappointments. In the march towards regional integration there have been many of both, but too often we tend to dwell on the latter while belittling the former. The signposts are well demarcated in the ensuing articles, which also contain provocative prescriptions.

Although the arguments may differ in intensity and focus, what is uniform is the commitment to and belief in the idea of collective Caribbean action. Indeed it is maintained that “integration is not the furtherance of a dream but represents the means of survival in the 21st century.”

A strong sense of West Indian identity influences the majority of contributions and more than one contributor suggests, that it is more this identity than political or economic actions which will carry us through the hazardous maze of globalisation. In one case, cultural identity and kinship are seen as the essential ingredient of the new direction which the region must take. While in another, the cementing of a truce between artist and politician, in order to forge unity and maintain identity, is viewed as a prerequisite to interfacing effectively with the rest of the world.

Extract from:silvertorch.com

Carrington: Collaboration in Economic Crisis


DSC_0030Edwin Carrington sees the imporatnce in CARICOM collaborating with other international agencies to ensure that Caribbean natitions survive the global economic crisis.

According to Carrington, the Community would look to the UN and its relevant specialised agencies to support its efforts in the area of strengthening the Region’s security arrangements and fulfilling its international security commitments.

Edwin Carrington on the Importance of the Public Sector

Edwin Carrington

Edwin Carrington

Trinity Cross recipient and Secretary General of CARICOM, Edwin Carrington, sees the imporatance of a Carribean Identity and by extension the creation of a Caribbean community.He can also be noted for emphasising the importance of the Public Sector in CARICOM member states.

““The public service must be made aware of their integral role in advancing the objectives and implementing the decisions of the Caribbean Community,”

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