Madame Justice Paula Mae-Weekes will soon be madame president.
Today the electoral college declared the retired judge, president-elect, making her the first female to become head of state.
The prime minister and opposition leader were admittedly proud to be part of history.
In a brief statement to the parliament following the declaration, dr Keith Rowley said Paula-Mae Weekes is just what the nation needs at this time..
Reporter Ria Rambally has more.