Justice Anthony Carmona Named New President of Trinidad and Tobago

Above: Justice Anthony Carmona (ICC Photo)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Justice Anthony Carmona has been nominated as the new President of Trinidad and Tobago, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced.

Carmona was recently sworn in last year as a judge to the International Criminal Court. He is a former United Nations prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and the Hugh Wooding Law School. He has also served as a High Court judge at the Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago.

“The office and role of the President of our Republic is in fact the measure of democracy in our nation, the guidepost of our humanity, wisdom, civility, rationality, compassion, intelligence and progress as we uphold and respect our democratic principles of equality for all,” Persad-Bissessar said.

The term of Trinidad and Tobago President George Maxwell Richards comes to an end Mar. 17.

Carmona “has demonstrated the qualities of human character, experience and distinguished qualifications worthy enough to be the nominee for President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and to best serve our citizens their enshrined and sacred democratic rights and interests with compassion, humanity, fairness and love towards all,” the Prime Minister said.


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