Some ten years after the closure of the Red House in Port-of-Spain, the building’s restoration has been completed under the stewardship of the People’s National Movement government.
The renovation cost has been estimated at close to $500 million dollars. On Friday morning, as parliamentarians and special guests arrived at the newly refurbished building along Abercromby Street, they were met with a structure that the Prime Minister later explained has been soundly retrofitted, and is earthquake proof.
At the opening of the formal ceremony, President of the Republic, the Honourable Paula Mae Weekes spoke on behalf of the people of Trinidad and Tobago. She said parliamentarians must set a better example for the people of this country.
The President said the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago require more from this country’s parliamentarians, pinpointing the issues of crime and the lack of employment opportunities across the country.
She further highlighted that citizens do not feel that the laws being tabled and then passed, are always in the interest of the whole.