The Borough of Point Fortin has sworn-in Saleema McCree Thomas as its new Mayor – making her the first woman to hold this title in Point.
Thomas was officially sworn-in on Wednesday at the Borough Corporation’s Town Hall in Mahaica.
The 35-year-old mother previously served as deputy mayor under former mayor and now MP for the area Kennedy Richards Jr.
Thomas said: “I feel humbled and honoured. It’s a historic moment for the people of Point Fortin. It gives that inspiration to young women that they too can aspire to one day become mayor, prime minister, president – whatever they aspire to be.”
She said she hopes her accomplishment inspires others and is excited to continue the “many projects” that began while she was deputy.
Thomas revealed that agriculture and entrepreneurship are key factors of her vision for the borough, as she wants more people to “become more self resilient.
She said she sees the possibility of Point Fortin eventually becoming a city and already has plans for
some beautification projects including Dunlop stretch and the Victor Chin Kit Park.