Paula-Mae Weekes is the sixth president of Trinidad and Tobago. She took office on 19 March 2018 and became the first woman to hold the office of President and the nation’s second female head of state, after Queen Elizabeth II.
She is a former student of Bishop Anstey High School, Port of Spain.
Earning her LLB at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School (HWLS), St Augustine, she was called to the Bar in 1982.
She served 11 years at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and then entered private practice in 1993. Weekes was a lecturer in ethics at the HWLS.
She had been the fifth female judge in the High Court of TT when appointed to its Criminal Division in 1996.
She also served as Chancellor of the Anglican Church, managing their finances.