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With the re-election of the People’s National Movement in 1992, the Red House became, once again, the center of controversy when a decision was taken to remove the resident sea serpent atop the building in order to replace it with a dove bearing an olive branch in its beak. The 20-pound dove, constructed out of copper, and painted white, designed by Ken Morris, was replaced on the night of January 11, 1992, and was timed with the ceremonial opening of the 1992 Parliamentary session.Today, the Red House still stands as the seat of the nation’s Parliament and as a symbol of fortitude and democracy for the people of Trinidad and Tobago.