Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Montserratians come in - and in one group
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 Material Information
Title: Montserratians come in - and in one group
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 4/28/1972
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: CA00199759
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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come in and

in one group

..THE 35-menber group- of date but -LIAT-later -n.-
Carifesta artists fro& the fotmred them that they
land of Montserrat, who would have to travel in two
picketed the Montserrat groups and o flights difer.
office of the Leewardi- Ilands renft to their ~chedule.
Air Transpoit S'erv'ices The leader of the group,
(LTAT) because the airline "Dr. George Irish, a UWI
'had tried to.force them to resident tutor in Monteerrat,
tAavel Separately, arrived in said that he had done every-
th country last night to- thing possible to get the air-
gether and on schedule. line to revert to the original
Speaking of the deion, plan.
straton against :the airline's But when this failed the
action, the group told the group assembled in front of
Graphic that they were the airline's office with
forced to take strong action pickets in their hands and
because of the indifference Dr. Irish told them: "Let us
of the airline to their plees. start our music and go on,
The group was booked to the drums of music will
travel at a certain time and speak ....they have their
own language."
Some of the artists pa-
raded in front of the LIAT
office with placards while
others began beating African
drums. The demonstrators
started to sway and stomp
to the music of the drums
and then marched to the
Governor's residence on the
This attracted a large
crowd who supported the
cause of the artistes and some
of them joined in the march.
The police were then
called out. When the police
patrol got on the scene the
chief of police immediately
telephoned the LIAT head
office in Anitigua and in a
matter of 45 minutes the
issue was resolved. The
artists were allowed to travel
together and at the time that
Swas arranged.

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