Bastille Day 2019

Bastille Day 2019

On the occasion of the celebration of Bastille Day, the Residence hosted close to 300 guests at a reception to mark the 230th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille. The theme chosen this year for this blue, white and red evening was Parisian Chic. André and Paula Des Ormeaux, Arima-based decorators, contributed to this event with their personal touch by providing the Embassy with several decorative elements reminiscent of Paris, its ambiance and its main world-renowned sites of prestige.

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From left to right: Mrs. Reema Carmona, Mr. Ivor Archie, Chief Justice of Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. Anthony Carmona, former President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Ambassador Serge Lavroff Photo credit: James Felix

Included among the guests were Mr. Ivor Archie, Chief Justice as well as Police Commissioner Gary Griffith. Ms. Reita Toussaint, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs represented her Ministry and the entire government of Trinidad and Tobago and brought greetings on its behalf in response to those of the Ambassador. Several officials from the diplomatic, economic and cultural spheres as well as civil society and The French community were also present for this celebration.

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Ambassador Serge Lavroff and Mrs. Caroline Lavroff pose at the foot of the Eiffel Tower with Mr. Anthony Carmona, former President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Mrs. Reema Carmona, Photo credit: James Felix
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Ms. Reita Toussaint (left), Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs and Ms. Simone Edwards, Mr. Denis Clerc-Renaud, Director of Perenco and Mrs. Clerc-Renaud (background) Photo credit: James Felix

Various sponsors to whom we pay tribute gave their support to the organization and execution of this reception. We thank them for their generosity and wish to take this opportunity to list them: Perenco, Quick Service, André and Paula Des Ormeaux, Air Liquide, MC3, Marie Brizard, LJ Williams, A.S. Bryden and Sons, Angostura, AMCO, Amalgamated Security and Margaret and Associates.

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From left to right: Ms. Bilqis Mohammed and Mr. Dwayne Thompson, officials from the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs, Mr. Bruce Lai, Director of the European Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs Photo credit: James Felix
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Designer Peter Elias (left) and Ms. Wendy Fitzwilliam, Miss Universe 1998 Photo credit: James Felix
Last updated on: 25 July 2019
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