New guidelines on the treatment and use of the National Emblems of Trinidad and Tobago are now available to the public. “The National Identity Guidelines of Trinidad and Tobago,” launched by the Ministry of National Diversity and Social Integration in November 2014, aims to preserve and ensure standardisation in the presentation and usage of our National Emblems such as the Coat of Arms, National Flag and National Anthem.
The publication is based on the National Emblems of Trinidad and Tobago (Regulation) Act: Chapter 19:04 published in 1967, and the recommendations of the 1962 Independence Committee. This Committee was appointed following the announcement in London on June 8, 1962 that Trinidad and Tobago would be granted Independence on 31st August of that year. Committee members included noted artist Carlisle Chang and Carnival Designer George Bailey.
The publication is printed in a user-friendly format and in full colour to engage citizens in understanding and appreciating the significance of their national emblems.
Copies of “The National Identity Guidelines of Trinidad and Tobago” are available at the National Archives for reference, or may be downloaded as required.