The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is pleased to release a collection of Stamps and Souvenir Sheets to Commemorate the Hosting of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). At their 2007 summit in Kampala, Uganda, Commonwealth Heads of Government reaffirmed their decision to meet in Trinidad and Tobago in
2009.

The CHOGM is the supreme body of the Commonwealth. It is convened every two years to review global, political and economic developments and to conduct a strategic overview of the Commonwealth's work in support of the interests of member countries.

The objective of this Summit is to engage leaders of the Commonwealth in discussing global and Commonwealth issues and to agree upon collective policies and initiatives.

All nations, regardless of size, have an equal say at this meeting. All CHOGM decisions and initiatives are reached only by consensus.

CHOGMs are distinct from other international meetings in that heads of government meet in an informal retreat setting.

  The Issue features:

Technical Details
Denominations:                    $1.00, $2.50, $3.75, $4.50 and $5.25
Design Consultant:            Albert Sydney
Photographic                          Government of Trinidad & Tobago ($1.00, $2.50)
Credits:                                          Tobago House of Assembly ($3.75)
Commonwealth Secretariat, London ($4.50)
Shutterstock LLC ($5.25)
Albert Sydney ($15 Souvenir Sheet)
Printer:                                          Cartor Security Printers, SA, France
Printing Process:                Offset Lithography
Stamp Size:                              50 x 38 mm
Sheet & Format:                50 stamps per sheet, 10 rows of 5
Souvenir Sheet:                  110 x 149 mm
Perforation:                            14 per 2
Paper:                                            103 gsm PVA