Sir Solomon Hochoy, KCMG.OBE. first West Indian to become Governor of Trinidad and Tobago, stepped?
Sir Solomon Hochoy, KCMG.OBE. first West Indian to become Governor of Trinidad and Tobago, stepped ashore at Port of Spain, Trinidad, July 14, after arriving back aboard the s.s. "Prins de Nederlanden" from Britain, where he received his knighthood from Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace June 7. He was accompanied by Lady Hochoy and their adopted daughter.
After a colourful quayside reception, and inspecting a guard of honour, he drove off to the Red House for the swearing-in ceremony before the Legislative Council. He was appointed eight months ago to succeed Sir Edward Beetham.
Jamaican born Sir Solomon, who joined the Trinidad Civil Service in 1931, was educated at a Roman Catholic school. He was appointed Chief Secretary in 1956, after serving as Commissioner of Labour, Industry and Commerce. He has already bridged two important points in Trinidad's political development - the introduction of Ministerial government in 1950, and of the Cabinet system last year.