8/31/2006

Trinidad & Tobago will host CARIFESTA IX

Trinidad & Tobago (UCTP Taino News) - The twin-island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago is set to host CARIFESTA IX. Several indigenous contingents from throughout the Region will participate in this event. The town of Arima, the Carib capital of the island, will be the host for the indigenous delegations. During this same time the Secretariat of the Caribbean Organization of Indigenous Peoples (COIP) is scheduled to be passed from Guyana to Trinidad. The “handing-over” ceremony will be a hall mark event of CARIFESTA.

The theme of CARIFESTA IX is “Celebrating our People: Contesting the World Stage” and it will take place from September 22 – October 1st 2006. The Ninth Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA 1X) is envisioned as an avenue to showcase Caribbean art and culture, giving impetus to developing the arts, and facilitating and encouraging artistic and intellectual exchange within the Caribbean Region. CARIFESTA is also considered an event that will accrue trade and economic benefits to the Region.
UCTPTN 08.31.2006

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