Trinidad and Tobago elects its first female president: Paula-Mae Weekes

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Trinidad and Tobago elects its first female president: Paula-Mae Weekes

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Justice Paula-Mae Weekes has been elected president of island nation Trinidad and Tobago. This makes her the first woman to lead the twin sovereign island in the southernmost part of the Caribbean.

She was nominated by the government and endorsed by the country’s opposition leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, to serve as the country’s next head of state.

Justice Weekes was serving as the judge of the Turks and Caicos Islands Court of Appeal, having been sworn into office in February 2017. She has served in other high legal positions, including serving as Justice of Appeal in Trinidad and Tobago, a judge at the Court of Appeals and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Click here to read the full article published by Face 2 Face Africa on 10 January 2018. 

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