The Carib Community celebrates the seventh (7th) anniversary of the granting of a date by the government of Trinidad and Tobago, in honour of the Heritage of the First Peoples of Trinidad and Tobago, and the ability of the Karina (Carib) First People’s Santa Rosa Community in Arima to survive.
The commemoration, at which Carib Chief, Ricardo Bharath-Hernandez of the Santa Rosa Karina (Carib) Community will officiate, commences with a traditional smoke ceremony, at the Hyarima Statue, Arima, on Saturday October 14th, at 7:30am.
Immediately following the smoke ceremony there will be a procession to the Carib Community Centre, Paul-Mitchell Street, Arima, where breakfast will be served, followed by a short cultural programme.
This year will see greetings from The Mayor of Arima, Mr. Adrian Cabralis, The Minister of Public Utilities, Ms. Penelope Beckles and Parish Priest of Arima, Father Christian Pereira.
The day’s activities begin with a dramatic representation of Hyarima, Nepuyo chief of the Karina people, who made a brave stand against the enslavement and oppression of the Spaniards. October 14th, commemorates the successful destruction of the Spanish settlement at St. Joseph by Hyarima, and a coming together of all the many nations, which comprise the First People of Trinidad and Tobago.
Members of the public are invited to come and celebrate with the Karina Community these events that mark the Heritage of the First Peoples of Trinidad and Tobago.
For further information contact Adisa Baptiste at 742-5637.