The government is urging the population to hold fast to what is good and positive.
It says there are social support systems for the needy, educational, and training facilities, modern medical healthcare and numerous opportunities for personal advancement, business and community development.
These are some of the messages highlighted by Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, in his Republic Day Message.
The Prime Minister reiterated strides made in various areas by Trinidad and Tobago one of them assuming the Presidency of the General Assembly of the United Nations held by Ambassador Dennis Francis.
Strides made in the energy sector with the signing of an historic, inter-institutional agreement with Venezuela, which will promote joint projects in gaseous hydrocarbons in the Dragon field located in that country’s territorial waters was also mentioned.
Tribute was also paid to the outstanding performance of our athletes at the recent Commonwealth Youth Games which Trinidad and Tobago hosted, an event attended by over 1,000 performers from seventy-one countries.
Praises were extended to Nikoli Blackman who won three Gold Medals in Swimming and later broke the national 50m freestyle record.
Acknowledgement was also given to national cyclist Nicholas Paul, for his most recent achievement, the silver medal in the men’s sprint at the World Cycling Championships in Scotland.