Twin Keys

The 25th Anniversary of Twinning

25th Anniversary of Twinning commemorative stampA commemorative stamp was commissioned by the Trinidad & Tobago Postal Service on the 25th Anniversary of Twinning. Depicted on the $2.50 stamp is the Port-of-Spain Lighthouse. This Lighthouse is being maintained and preserved by the Port-of-Spain City Corporation.

In May of 1842 completion of the Lighthouse was announced, in the Chambers of the Town Council. It was built at a cost of $4,600.00. The Lighthouse is today a major landmark in the City of Port-of-Spain.

In 1968, Port-of-Spain (Trinidad) and St. Catharines (Canada) agreed to become twin cities. Accordingly each community in turn, Port-of-Spain in August, and St. Catharines in October of that year, issued a public Declaration of Twinning in their respective communities.

As part of the ceremonies there was public declaration of Mundialization whereby the City of St. Catharines and the City of Port-of-Spain solemnly pledged to observe and to uphold the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In 1993 Port-of-Spain and St. Catharines celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Thinning of these two cities.

Technical Details

Designer Mr. Derek Miller
Printer Walsall Security Printers LTD.
Process Lithography
Stamp Size 27.94 x 44.5 MM
Pane Format 50 (2 X 25)
Perforation 14.4 Per 2 CM
Paper CA Watermarked

The 40th Anniversary of Twinning

Signing the visitors bookPart of the 40th Anniversary Ceremonies were held in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in January 2008. Mayor Brian McMullan made a visit to Port of Spain for the celebration, and met with Mayor Murchison Brown and Prime Minister of Trinidad, The Honourable Patrick Manning. The photo to the right shows St. Catharines Mayor McMullan signing the guestbook as Mayor Murchison Brown looks on.

The 40th Anniversary Commemorative book was produced and published by Helen and Philip Atteck. The presentation was made by St. Catharines Twinning Association President, Dawn Jacklin, to Port of Spain Mayor Murchison Brown on the occasion of a Civic Reception held at the Port of Spain Town Hall on January 21, 2008. 

Photos of the 25th Anniversary

25th Anniversary of Twinning commemorative stamp First Day Cover Front First Day Cover Back Official First Day cover

Photos of the 40th Anniversary

Mayor McMullan signs the guestbook. Mayor Murchison Brown looks on. St. Catharines Mayor Brian McMullan signing Visitors Book. Presentation of a Special Commemorative Book documenting 40 years of Twinning Activities. Mayor McMullan & Mayor Murchison Brown - 2008 Mayor McMullan and the Prime Minister of Trinidad, The Honourable Patrick Manning Trinidad 2008 Mayor McMullan presents the Prime Minister a gift of Niagara Ice Wine. Dawn Jacklin, Mayor M. Brown, Phil Atteck, Mayor B. McMullan, Helen Atteck, Ken Joseph The Prime Minister greets Mr. & Mrs Attteck. Tony Weadick meets the Prime Minister.