|File: President Richards congratulates PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar |
after administering the oath of office to the new PM on may 26, 2010
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has sent a farewell letter to President George Maxwell Richards and first lady Dr. Jean Ramjohn expressing her personal thanks and appreciation and the gratitude of the nation.
Her letter, dated March 14, is reproduced below:
"Your Excellency can take great satisfaction from the fact that you have served our beloved Nation for a decade with honour and distinction. You will be leaving an indelible mark with the dignity, wisdom and perspicacity you have always displayed during your two terms in office.
"I am particularly mindful of the counsel you have always provided to me as Prime Minister and your willingness at all times to share in frank and productive consultations. I also know that Your Excellencies endeared yourselves to all sections of our society, helping to foster goodwill and patriotism among all our citizens.
"You will both be dearly missed by all citizens as well as the many organisations you both served as patrons, or whose work you both supported.
"I extend to both of you the sincerest appreciation of a grateful nation for your decade of dedicated and committed service to Trinidad and Tobago, as well as my personal gratitude for the support you gave me and my government and wish you every success in your future endeavours.
"With kindest regards and personal assurances,
KAMLA PERSAD-BISSESSAR, SC
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