President Anthony Carmona has left the country for Washington DC, where he will participate in the 149th anniversary celebrations of Howard Ubniversity.
The following is a statement from the Office of the Prtesident.
"His Excellency President Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona O.R.T.T., S.C accepted an invitation from Howard University in Washington DC to take part in the Annual Ceremonial Celebration commemorating the 149th anniversary of the founding of Howard University.
It may seem as just a matter of procedure, but without President Anthony Carmona officially declaring the days of Carnival, then the festivities cannot legally take place.
And now he has, in accordance with The Public Holidays and Festivals Act.
The Ministry of Communications today issued the President's official declaration. It reads;