PRESIDENT-ELECT Justice Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona said he is humbled by his nomination.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced Carmona’s nomination for the position of President.
In an interview, Carmona said his nomination was a very trying experience.
“I am a sworn judge of the International Criminal Court and it does represent the elixir of any legal career, and I had to choose between that and public service. And I can tell you in fact that I have been in public service all my life, in fact approximately 25 odd years. At the end of the day in fact, I feel a great passion for this country of ours. I feel at times, sometimes, there is a need to inspire and in fact create a sense of vision in terms of where we need to go as a people. I know in my heart that this country is salvageable, that we have a lot of good people in this land of ours and we just need to draw from within the souls and spirits of our people the goodness that resides there. I know we have the capacity to do good and be good”, Carmona said.
“But I feel for example that the Presidential office is an evolving one and one subject at times to, at times, liberal interpretation. Notwithstanding, one has to remain within the confines of the Constitution. I feel we continue to be a great nation, an evolving one, and I feel, in my own simple way, that I can make a difference and I intend to”, he added.