If we were to believe the letter penned by a writer in Monday’s newspaper one would surely think that Carifesta XIV was a waste of money. Often I wonder when will Trinidadians—I repeat, Trinidadians, not my brothers and sisters in Tobago—show appreciation for their culture?
Culture is truly what defines us. There can be no price attached to expressions of our culture. Many like myself looked on as, night after night for a week and a half, thousands flocked to the Queen’s Park Savannah to partake not only in the entertainment but to purchase craft, art, food and, most importantly, to identify with the “Caribbeanness” of the occasion.