Paula-Mae Weekes

President Paula-Mae Weekes

The Office of the President has advised that President Paula-Mae Weekes will be on vacation abroad for the next two weeks.

According to a release from that office yesterday, Weekes proceeded on leave last Sunday for a vacation in Europe and Russia, until August 15.

During her journey home, Weekes will pay an official visit to Scotland, from August 16-18, where she has been invited to attend the 69th Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in the Royal Gallery at Edinburgh Castle, the release stated.

The Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force is scheduled to perform at the Tattoo this year.


THE first tremor of an earthquake within the People’s National Movement (PNM) Tobago leadership took place last night, when Tracy Davidson-Celestine became the first female political leader of the PNM’s Tobago Island Council, dethroning Kelvin Charles in the historic run-off.

POLICE are seeking to question one of their own after a policewoman violently prevented her colleagues from arresting her brother near their Maloney apartment and one of the arresting officers was shot and the suspect escaped.

Calypso veteran Trinidad Rio (Daniel Brown) says he has collected his Carifesta payment.

“Yes I got paid,” an abrupt Rio told the Express yesterday via phone.

Rio caused a stir last Friday night when he put Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly on the spot about the payment at the opening of the Back 2 Basics calypso tent, at Roslyn Hall, Auzonville Road, Tunapuna.

CLARISSA Jones has made it her life’s mission to find her missing daughter. Mere months before her 65th birthday, Jones has resigned from her job to make time for the daily search for her daughter, Susan Maynard.