Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Local businessmen praise CARIFESTA idea
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Title: Local businessmen praise CARIFESTA idea
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 11/18/1972
Subject: Carifesta (1st : 1972 : Guyana), Festivals - Caribbean Area
Caribbean   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage: South America -- Guyana -- Georgetown
Funding: Support for the development of the technical infrastructure and partner training provided by the United States Department of Education TICFIA program.
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Bibliographic ID: CA00199612
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Holding Location: Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: CARIFESTA I 1972

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Local businessmen

praise Carifesta idea

THE Georgetown Chamber
0f Comknerce has suggested
that a permanent secretariat
be set up to co-ordinate and
maintain the groundwork
done during CARIFESTA
'72, and that the people of
the region should urge their
leaders to work towards some
form of political union. ulti-
mately leading to federation.
In the ediorial of the
Chaanber quarterly 'Guyana
Business' it was pointed out
that Prime Minister Forbes
Buni had assured the
wlte and artists, whose
field embraced culture that
the Guyana Government
would give them every as-
sistance financially and other-
wise to pursue their actvi-
ties 'but he warned them
"hot to mirror the madness
and oraziness of the developed
The ediioial added: "With
tias happy augury we look
forward to the idea ofpoliti-
cal integration taking root
and the people of the region
urging their leaders to work
boards some form of politi-
cal union ultimately leading
to federatialn.
"If this is achieved we
would hope to see a prosper-

ous, vibrant a n d viable
Caribbean rather than poor
individual countries with all
the problems and tension
which poverty means in the
The editorial applauded
the architects of CAR~EESTA
wh{Joh was described "as a
funlaimenRtal instrument for
deepennig the iltegraton
movement culturally."
According to 'Guyana
BuicnGess': "'Our considered
opinion is that if political in-
bagration is to be a success
the people of the region must
not only be involved but also
must declare for it, and ,in
CARIFESTA we see the idea
of getting the people to-
gether so as to enable them
to develop a psychological
environment for the eventual
creation of a political union.".
'Guyana Business', again
congratulating the architects
and participants of CARI-
FESTA on its success, addled,
"We look forward to con-
tiknuing festivals to provide
the structure whidh would
help cultural development in
the Caribbean and aid in
stimulating the integration

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