Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: GCIO: CARIFESTA boycott effective
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Title: GCIO: CARIFESTA boycott effective
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Sunday Graphic
Publication Date: 9/17/1972
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: CA00199616
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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GCIO: Carifesta boycott effective

THE Guyana Council of effective, and that it was
Indian Organisations, claimed pleased with the response of
in a press release yesterday the public which it wished
that its boycott call against to publicly congratulate for
Carifesta '72 had been quite its "solid display of unity."
___ The GCIO .further stated
that it was "never against
the principle of Carifesta,"
but that it was forced to is-
sue its boycott call because
of what ita descrbed'ae the
"government's arrogant seiz-
ure of the Indian Immigra-
tion Fund and its fail*e to
involve the true cultural
representatives of the Indi-
ans in the planning of the
The organisation said :that
tie absence of Indo-Guyan-
ese participation or- attend-
ance at Oaritesta, "should
convince the government

that it should deal with only
the genuine representatives
of the Indians if proper ul-
tural understanding and uni-
ty are to develop."
According to the GCIO, at
least 10 Latin American and
Caribbean nations responded
to ifs boycott call and did
not send any representatives
"w'iLle the Indians of Suri-
nam and Trinidad consider-
ably sealed down their con-
tingenits to show solidarity
with their fellow Guyanese
who have been the vicdans of
serious injustice. "In one
case," it added, "a special
emisarry was sent from Guy-
ana to a Caribbean country
to seek full Indian partici-
pation without much sue-

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