Friday, 23 September 2016 13:50

San Fernando Mayor's Republic Day Message

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September 23, 2016 – For our 40th Republic Day, it is incumbent upon us as citizens of this great nation to reflect on the both the freedom and the responsibility that was bestowed on us in 1976.

On September 24th 1976, for the first time, Parliament convened under the Republican constitution. For the first time, we had a Head of State elected from our fellowmen. And from then, our highest allegiance became our own sovereign nation, Trinidad and Tobago.

Together, we have a huge responsibility to continuously reaffirm our political freedoms and to ensure that younger generations know the importance of these great strides taken for us to assume complete nationhood. Our autonomy is our greatest gift. It has forged us into the diverse, democratic nation which we are today. Autonomy is also our greatest struggle. It is our constant battle to uphold the ideals of our forefathers, to wake up every day and reaffirm a safe, socially just and ever-progressing nation state.

As the San Fernando City Council continues to serve the city faithfully, by making it cleaner, safer and healthier, I urge that you demand from all your leaders their commitment to serving you, your communities and Trinidad and Tobago. Our forefathers built this nation, brought it out of colonial times, to Independence and then to Republican status. We must take up their mantle to maintain pride in our nation and to live up to the great responsibility bestowed upon us in becoming the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

On behalf of the San Fernando City Council, I wish all citizens at home and abroad, a safe and happy Republic Day!


- San Fernando City Corporation

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