Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Antiquities Tashia Grace Burris
One of the objectives of Tobago’s carnival this year is to spur the increased participation of Tobagonians in the festival and the island’s unique offerings.
That’s according to THA Secretary of Tourism, Culture, Antiquities and Transportation, Tashia Burris. While speaking at a press conference held at the Shaw Park Cultural Complex on Tuesday, she explained that the event is not just about offering a smaller-scale version of what happens in Trinidad with its Carnival but also to showcase the very unique elements that reflect Tobago’s culture and history.
“… that we need to portray and we feel that the canvas that Carnival in October provides for us to do so, outside of being in the shadow of Trinidad in February, gives us that opportunity to show the rest of the world what Tobago has to offer,” Burris explained.
Regarding the planning process, Burris said she was pleased this far.
“What I can say as secretary is that I am pleased with the turnout in terms of how many stakeholders have contributed to the planning,” she added.
Burris further noted that the planning process which began in May and included several stakeholders such as representatives from the Tobago Tourism Agency Ltd, Tobago Festivals Commission Ltd and also the Tobago Performing Arts Company (TPAC).
According to Burris, it was to create an amazing experience for every one; for people of all ages and backgrounds and even for those who hold different interests.
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