As we celebrate Spiritual Shouter Baptist Day, I want to take this opportunity to extend my warmest greetings to all members of the Spiritual Shouter Baptist community. This day holds great significance for our nation, as it celebrates the resilience and perseverance of a community that has faced countless challenges and injustices over the years.
As the leader of the Opposition in Trinidad and Tobago, I am proud to acknowledge the vital role that the United National Congress (UNC) has played towards helping the Spiritual Shouter Baptist community. The UNC has always been a champion of the rights of marginalised communities and has consistently advocated for policies and initiatives that promote equality and social justice.
In 1996, the UNC successfully advocated for the day to be declared a public holiday, ensuring that the contributions of the Spiritual Shouter Baptist community are acknowledged and celebrated by all. As Prime Minister, it was the Government I led that built the first-ever primary Shouter Baptist school and the first-ever Shouter Baptist early childhood care and education school.
Furthermore, the UNC has also pushed for greater representation of the Spiritual Shouter Baptist community in decision-making processes and has committed to supporting initiatives that promote the preservation and celebration of Spiritual Shouter Baptist culture.
As we celebrate this special day, let us take a moment to reflect on the challenges faced by the Spiritual Shouter Baptist community, and recommit ourselves to supporting their rights and promoting their culture. May this day serve as a reminder of the strength and resilience of Trinidad and Tobago’s diverse communities, and the importance of unity and solidarity in the face of adversity.
Happy Spiritual Shouter Baptist Liberation Day!
Kamla Persad Bissessar, SC, MP
Leader of the Opposition
30th March 2023