The following item is Legal Notice of a State of Emergency as signed by Her Excellency the President, Paula-Mae Weekes ORTT.
Section 8(1) of the Constitution, that the President may from time to time make a Proclamation declaring that a state of public emergency exists; and
(b) section 8(2)(b) of the Constitution, that a Proclamation made by the President under section 8(1) shall not be effective unless it contains a declaration that the President is satisfied that a public emergency has arisen as a result of the occurrence of any earthquake, hurricane, flood, fire, outbreak of pestilence or of infectious disease, or other calamity whether similar to the foregoing or not:
Now, therefore, I, PAULA-MAE WEEKES, President as aforesaid, in pursuance of the powers conferred upon me by section 8(1) of the Constitution hereby declare that–
(a) I am satisfied that a public emergency has arisen as a result of the outbreak of an infectious disease [2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)]; and
(b) a state of public emergency exists in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.