On June 22nd, 2016 the Heritage Library Division, NALIS hosted an exhibition in commemoration of Labour Day in Trinidad and Tobago. The Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (O.R.T.T) was a significant feature at the Rotunda, NALIS to coincide with Labour Day.
The O.R.T.T. was officially unveiled to the public by the Hon. Maxie Cuffie, Minister of Public Administration and Communication, Mr. Anthony Sabga IIII- Sector Head, Beverage and Business Development Executive – ANSA McAL Group of Companies, Mrs. Grace Achoy, Director (Ag) – Heritage Library Division, NALIS and Mrs. Elizabeth Mahadeo, Executive Director (Ag) – NALIS.
Speaking at the ceremony, Anthony Sabga III stated, “The time has come for all of us to band together for the benefit of our country. A partnership that brings more solutions to the table is invaluable. When union-management partnerships succeed, employees are more satisfied. Sloughing off the “us versus them” mentality and embracing the “we” mentality, means everybody wins”.
The national award was bestowed upon Labour Leader, Adrian Cola Rienzi in 2012, but was put up for sale on e-Bay in March 2016. The nation’s highest awarded was returned to the country by the ANSA McAL Group and was officially presented to NALIS, in May 2016 at a ceremony hosted by His Excellency, Anthony Carmona, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago at Presidents House, St Anns.
The ANSA McAL Group nominated NALIS as custodians of the national award.