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National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds.

The Ministry of National Security is urging citizens to cherish and respect symbols of nationhood. In a press release issued this afternoon, the Ministry said it had noticed an increase in the inappropriate use and modification of the National Emblems such as the Coat of Arms, the National Flag and the National Flower (the Double Chaconia). The following is a press release from the Ministry of National Security:

The Ministry of National Security has noted an increase in the inappropriate use and modification of the National Emblems. The National Emblems of Trinidad and Tobago are the Coat of Arms, the National Flag and the National Flower (the Double Chaconia). Members of the public are reminded that the National Emblems, which reflect the history, values, culture and vision of our nation, are sacred and are to be accorded due respect.

Guidelines on the usage of our National Emblems can be accessed by reading the National Emblems of Trinidad and Tobago (Regulation) Chapter 19:04 of the Laws of Trinidad and Tobago and the National Identity Guidelines of Trinidad and Tobago.

Both documents can be viewed by visiting the National Archives of Trinidad and Tobago, under the National Guidelines on the Usage of the National Emblems at https://natt.gov.tt/node/172 The Ministry of National Security urges citizens to cherish and respect our symbols of nationhood.