House of Representatives


Private Motion: Centenary of the Birth of Dr. Eric Williams

House of Representatives - 1st Session - 10th Republican Parliament

WHEREAS Dr. Eric Eustace Williams, renowned academic, scholar, author, intellectual, politician, visionary, regional integrationist, humanitarian and longest serving Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, is widely regarded as the “Father of the Nation”;

AND WHEREAS September 2011 will mark 100 years since his birth in Trinidad and Tobago on September 24, 1911:

BE IT RESOLVED that the Government of Trinidad and Tobago in collaboration with the widest national and regional participation take tangible steps to mark the centenary of the birth of Dr. Eric Eustace Williams, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to all the people of Trinidad and Tobago and the region:

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVEDthat this Honourable House direct the Minister of Education to declare 2011 "Dr. Eric Williams’ Year" and take all the necessary steps to ensure that the work and life history of Dr. Eric Eustace Williams feature prominently as part of the National School Curriculum at all levels of the education system during 2011 and beyond.

(By the Member for Diego Martin West)

25 Mar 2011
House DebateHansard
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1.The Honourable Dr. Keith Rowley [Diego Martin West] [Leader of the Opposition]
2. Dr. Roodal Moonilal [Oropouche East] [Minister of Housing and the Environment and Leader of the House]