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Wednesday 13 December 2017
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Queen Street to be renamed on September 22

Two years after the initial announcement of the co-naming of Queen Street, the official ceremony will be held on September 22, according to Port-of-Spain Mayor Joel Martinez at today's tatutory meeting, at the City Hall, Knox Street, Port-of-Spain.

The co-naming of Queen Street was first announced by former Mayor of Port-of-Spain Raymond Tim Kee in June 2015.

Martinez said the event will be big, and Queen Street will be known onward as Queen Janelle Commissiong Street.

“We have some work going on, and the corporation is continuing to do some missionary work on the footpaths of Queen Street. I understand that progress is being made. We may be a little behind but I can assure you that the corporation will do whatever is necessary to make sure that by the 22nd it will all be completed and we can celebrate fully the transformation of Queen Street and do it with the unveiling of the new name.” He continued, “We will also have Janelle Commissiong walk down Queen Street from Piccadilly Street to Richmond Street on that morning of Friday 22nd of September. We will have a number of artists along the way on various corners. We are asking the business community to spruce up their shops and to ensure that the streets are clean. We have invited schools to come out on that day to witness another historical event in TT and in the city of Port-of-Spain.”

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