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Trinidad and Tobago gained its independence from Great Britain on 31 August 1962.  At midnight on 30 August 1962, the Union Jack (British flag) was lowered and the Trinidad and Tobago flag was raised for the first time. Bells tolled and sirens rang out to herald the birth of the newly independent nation.
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Independence Addresses
54th Anniversary 2016 Independence Day Message 2016 by His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, ORTT, SC, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on 31 August 2016 Download  
Independence Day Message 2015 by Prime Minister, Dr. The Hon.Keith Rowley, MP on 31 August 2016 Download -
Message to the Nation on the 54th Anniversary of Independence from Opposition Leader Hon Kamla Persad-Bissessar, 31 August 2016 Download -
53rd Anniversary 2015 Independence Day Message 2015 by His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, ORTT, SC, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on 31 August 2015 Download -
Independence Day Message 2015 by Prime Minister, The Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP on 31 August 2015 Download -
An Address to the Nation on it's 53rd Anniversary of Independence by the Leader of the Opposition and the Political Leader of the People’s National Movement, 31 August 2015 Download View
52nd Anniversary 2014 Independence Day Message 2014 by Prime Minister, The Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP on 31 August 2014 Download -
Independence Day Message 2014 by Leader of the Opposition, Dr. The Hon. Keith Rowley on 31 August 2014 Download -
51st Anniversary 2013 Independence Day Message 2013 by His Excellency Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, ORTT, SC, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on 31 August 2013 Download -
Independence Day Message 2013 by Prime Minister, The Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP on 31 August 2013 Download -
Independence Day Message 2013 by Leader of the Opposition, Dr. The Hon. Keith Rowley on 31 August 2013 Download View
50th Anniversary 2012 Independence Day Message 2012 by His Excellency Professor George Maxwell Richards, TC, CMT, PhD, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on 31 August 2012 Download -
Independence Day Message 2012 by Prime Minister, The Hon. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP on 31 August 2012 Download View
Independence Day Message 2012 by Leader of the Opposition, Dr. The Hon. Keith Rowley on 31 August 2012 - View
49th Anniversary 2011 Independence Day Message 2011 by His Excellency Professor George Maxwell Richards, TC, CMT, PhD, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on 31 August 2011 Download -
48th Anniversary 2010 Independence Day Message 2010 by His Excellency Professor George Maxwell Richards, TC, CMT, PhD, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on 31 August 2010 Download -
47th Anniversary 2009 Independence Day Message 2009 by His Excellency Professor George Maxwell Richards, TC, CMT, PhD, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on 31 August 2009 Download -
46th Anniversary 2008 Independence Day Message 2008 by His Excellency Professor George Maxwell Richards, TC, CMT, PhD, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on 31 August 2008 Download -
Independence Day Message 2008 by Prime Minister, The Hon. Patrick Manning on 31 August 2008 Download -
1962 Independence Day Message 1962 by Prime Minister, The Hon. Eric Williams, MP on 31 August 1962 Download View
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