When Newsday visited the Prime Minister’s private residence in Philippine, South Trinidad yesterday, there were no signs of any celebrations taking place.
Government officials could not say whether Persad-Bissessar would be in office or if she would choose to work from home today. There was also no indication as to whether she would celebrate her birthday today just with family and close friends or hold a larger celebration.
Last Thursday, the Prime Minister was treated to a special birthday luncheon at the La Boucan Restaurant of the Hilton Trinidad by members of her government. Amongst those present were former government ministers Dr Glenn Ramadharsingh (Social Development) and Chandresh Sharma (Tourism).
Persad-Bissessar fired Ramadharsingh in March after he was accused of improper conduct against a flight attendant on board a Caribbean Airlines flight from Tobago. Sharma resigned from Cabinet last month after businesswoman Sacha Singh alleged that he publicly assaulted her.