DEAR SISTERS AND BROTHERS,
On behalf of the entire Catholic community I extend best wishes to the leaders and citizens of our nation on the occasion of the 49th anniversary of independence.
As a community of Faith in Trinidad and Tobago we have a very important role both to celebrate the reality of the blessings the people of this nation have received, as well as to challenge the entire community to be ever more faithful to the demands of our watchwords: Discipline, Tolerance and Production.
Let us pray for peace and justice in our nation and that all may actively participate in building a civilisation of love.
This week, the Muslim community celebrates Eid, marking the end of their period of fasting - Ramadan. I join with the national community in extending fraternal greetings to the Muslim community.
+ Edward J Gilbert,
Archbishop of Port of Spain
I wish to add my two words:
The the People of the Re3public of Trinidad and Tobago... Happy 40th Anniversary.
To the Muslim Community and my muslim brothers and Sisters : Eid Mubarack.