Paula Mae Weekes Officially Sworn In As The First Female President of Trinidad and Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago made History on march 19 when the twin island republic inaugurated its first female President.

Weekes, who has a rich history in the judicial system, attended the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree, and the Hugh Wooding Law School, and was called to the Bar in 1982. Following her  graduation from the Hugh Wooding law School, she worked in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Trinidad and Tobago  for 11 years, before going into private practice in 1993. She was appointed to the Judiciary in 1996 and to the Court of Appeals in 2005, where she served until her retirement in 2016. 

We salute you Madam President. You are an inspiration to young girls and women everywhere.

 

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