Dear Editor: Kangaloo is “the president we need during these tumultuous times”

“[…] I have personally known Ms Christine Kangaloo for a long time. She is married to the son of a good friend who was also a member of the Friends of Arima Hospital Society—a small group that worked together in the struggle to get a new state-of-the-art General Hospital in Arima.

“When elected, Ms Kangaloo would be the new mother of our nation. I am confident that she has the personality, willpower, determination, and vision we need as president during these tumultuous times…”

The following Letter to the Editor on the election of Christine Kangaloo as president of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago was submitted to Wired868 by Balliram Maharaj, who is a Chaconia Medal Gold awardee for Service to Business and Community and the CEO of ADM Distributors:

Trinidad and Tobago President-elect Christine Kangaloo.

Permit me to congratulate our Prime Minister, the Honourable Dr Keith Rowley, for what is in my opinion an excellent choice for the next president of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Fellow citizens, I have personally known Ms Christine Kangaloo for a long time. She is married to the son of a good friend who was also a member of the Friends of Arima Hospital Society—a small group that worked together in the struggle to get a new state-of-the-art General Hospital in Arima.

When elected, Ms Kangaloo would be the new mother of our nation. I am confident that she has the personality, willpower, determination, and vision we need as president during these tumultuous times.

I knew Ms Kangaloo as a young person growing up, struggling with the pains of loss of her loved ones. I believe with her leadership we can look forward to new, innovative, and creative ways that will help our country become a better nation.

Christine Kangaloo was elected president of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on Friday 20 January 2023.

After more than 60 years of independence, much has changed in the world. As a fair, yet fearless person who will listen to the outcry of the people, I am confident, as our next president, Ms Kangaloo has the drive needed to advocate and promote change.

Trusting God grant her the opportunity to serve the country as the next President I am confident that she will live by the words “here every creed and race finds an equal place”.

I close by saying, sincere blessings Ms Christine Kangaloo, good health and the strength to take up this enormous challenge with peace, love and happiness.

It would be remiss of me not to thank the current President, Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes, for bestowing on me the Chaconia Medal Gold. The grace and class that she has shown in her lifetime of national service is an example for all citizens.

Good luck and may God Bless the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

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