Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is calling on all citizens to be focused and fearless in playing their part in building a stronger TT. In his Independence Day Message to the nation, the Prime Minister said these words and actions were central to the successes of TT's athletes at the recently concluded IAAF World Championships in London. Recalling the success of the men's 4 x 400 metres relay team at that event, Rowley said they showed they had, "made up their minds” and that, “our country can achieve if we work together”.
While the country faces many challenges, Rowley remainded confident they could be overcome. "Let us move forward with the focus, grit and determination demonstrated by our athletes," he said. Rowley said now is the time to, "support one another as we seek to implement the most progressive strategies and policies to attain economic, social and cultural growth and development."
He said while TT continues to live up to the promise and potential it demonstrated when it attained independence 55 years ago, "we can ill-afford to falter now." The Prime Minister said, "We must strengthen our democratic institutions and implement policies that are tailored to our specific conditions and developmental objectives"
He added, "In so doing, we will increase our chances of success exponentially."