Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Feature: Trinidad and Tobago steals the show at Caribbean Heritage Festival

Trinidad and Tobago stole the show at the 3rd Annual NYPD/CARICOM Consular Corps Caribbean Heritage Festival held at the Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, New York on 27th June, 2013.

The history of the Caribbean Heritage Festival is rooted in the history of the establishment of Caribbean Heritage Month in the United States. 

In 2005, the House of Representatives of the United States unanimously adopted a motion piloted by Congresswoman Barbara Lee to recognize the contribution of Caribbean diasporic peoples to the development and culture of the country. It was then passed in the Senate on February 14, 2006. Since that time, June has annually been declared Caribbean-American Heritage Month and this year marks the 8th anniversary of this event.

Naturally, Trinidad and Tobago was honoured to participate in this event once again as it offered a golden opportunity to showcase our unique and diverse culture with our Caribbean counterparts. Trinidad and Tobago showed the world that our strength lies in the contributions of the many peoples that made Trinidad and Tobago their home through the centuries.
Moko jumbies flanked the Trinidad and Tobago booth, guardians of the unique and diverse culture displayed therein. 

Patrons flocked to enquire about business opportunities, tourism options, sample the local sweets and to chat with others circulating the official ‘liming’ area and listen to the steelpan music. And no, ‘liming’ has nothing to do with the fruit but everything to do with good conversation, good food and enjoying the company of others. Trinidad and Tobago- the true Caribbean!
The Consulate General of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in New York exercises consular jurisdiction in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, and is focused on promoting Trinidad and Tobago and providing services for its Diaspora.

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Jai & Sero

Jai & Sero

Our family at home in Toronto 2008

Our family at home in Toronto 2008
Amit, Heather, Fuzz, Aj, Jiv, Shiva, Rampa, Sero, Jai