IF you’re not legally married to the man or woman you live with, you won’t be invited to bring along a guest to functions hosted by the Office of the President. That also effectively rules out having your girlfriend or boyfriend accompany you.

Several State officials brought the issue to the attention of the Sunday Express last week, describing it as “embarrassing” and “backward” that officials who are unmarried and who have common-law relationships were not allowed to bring their partner to the national awards ceremony hosted by President Paula-Mae Weekes last Tuesday.


Former prime minister Basdeo Panday will be bestowed with an Honorary doctorate from the Uni…