In what could be his final Christmas message as President, he said we need to change, whether you wear a suit or walk in slippers, let this Christmas time inspire you to be champions of change, to be the positive difference that this society of ours needs.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar says she hopes 2017 was filled with opportunities, with many more to come in the New Year.
Leader of the Islamic Front Umar Abdullah said we must give credit to Trinidad and Tobago for abstaining from voting on the United Nations (UN) resolution to make Jerusalem the capital city of Israel.
Trinidad and Tobago was one of 35 countries that abstained on a critical vote to declare the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital as 'null and void'.
Other countries that abstained included other US allies such as Canada, Australia, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Antigua and Barbuda.
Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley says much like previous years the issues associated with addressing crime and national security have remained in the forefront.
While schools are closed for the Christmas vacation contractors would be busy working on repairs at more than 40 schools.
That's according to Education Minister Anthony Garcia who said the early start to the December Vacation Repairs Programme is designed to ensure that all schools are ready for reopening of the new term on January 8th.
No More Silence is a hash-tag which is being used on social media for people to share their stories on domestic abuse.
It was started by Rhea-Simone Auguste, a comedian. She said the hash-tag was started the day after Samantha Isaacs was killed.
26 year old Isaacs was killed on December 16th after being abused for some time.
Auguste told us this hash-tag and Facebook Page is a forum for people to share their stories and know there are people willing to help.
Vendors selling on Charlotte Street, Port of Spain are hoping that sales for the Christmas season increases.
And while they are thankful for the Mayor for allowing them to ply their sales, some have fears that at any moment Police can ask them to refrain from selling on the streets.
Cherrylene Lewis reports.