This Green Paper on “Transforming the Civil Service through renewal and modernisation” outlines the critical measures to be undertaken by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago (GoRTT) in order that the Civil Service becomes a responsive organisation, and one with a clear focus on service delivery, for the purpose of ensuring that Government’s performance is optimised. The key influences driving the need for change include:
• the global environment;
With the lowering of the Union Jack on August 1st 1962 and the raising of the Trinidad and Tobago National flag, Trinidad and Tobago became an independent nation. Prior to this, Trinidad and Tobago, as a British colony, participated in the system of Commonwealth Awards conferred by Her Majesty the Queen of England. These Commonwealth Awards comprised the Peerage and Baronetage, Privy Councillors, various Orders of Knighthood, Decorations and Medals, in Civil and Military Divisions.
In May 2011, the Immigration Team of the Embassy of Trinidad and Tobago in Washington, DC conducted its outreach program for Trinidad and Tobago Nationals in Los Angeles, California. The Immigration team was also joined on the trip by His Excellency Dr. Neil Parsan, Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to the United States of America.
In 2009 a range of public education initiatives aimed at making the office more accessible to people were implemented. These included advertising on local radio and television, as well as the distribution of newly-designed and informative brochures to residential households throughout Trinidad and Tobago.