Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: CARIFESTA expensive but invaluable, says Mrs. Gairy
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Title: CARIFESTA expensive but invaluable, says Mrs. Gairy
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 8/24/1972
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: CA00199771
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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Carifesta expensive

but invaluable,

says Mrs Gairy

-wife of Grenada's Premier
and Minister of 'Education,
has described Carifesta as an
expensive venture but feels
.that the profits would be in-
Mrs. Gairy, who arrived in
the country recently to at-
tend the three-week cultural
festival, explained that the re-
turns could not be calculated
in .terms of cash, but in. terms
of the knowledge and experi-
ence gained by the peoples
of the various territories.
The Premier's wife had a
meeting with Grenadian sing-
ers. dancers and folklore ar-


tistes before tripping over to
Guyana for the festival which
she terms. "a very good exer-
She said that she had seen
the outcome of such a ven-
ture when her country hosted
Expo '69 where not only trade
relations were established but
each country had its own
"night" to display its culture.
Mrs. Gairy, who has held
the post of Minister of Edu-
cation for seven years and is.
now on her third visit to Guy-
ana, said that her country was
very much in flavour of
Caribbean Unity.
She however explained that
because in moving away
from the original aspects of
Caribbean economic integra-
tion when they proposed it in
the Grenada Declaration. last
year, tfl.y were forced to
withdraw from the "Freedom
of MoVement" which was be-
ing strongly supported by St.
Lucia and St. Vincent with
whom they had several meet-
Mrs. Gairy disclosed that
her Ministry would be assist-
ing the Research Unit recent-
Sly set up to assist the Council
in the effort to introduce
Caribbean examinations. -
The Grenadian Minister of
Education said that though
the holding of the Caribbean
examinations would not be
realized for some time, she:
considered it an important
factor in the development of
the Caribbean.
.Mrs. Gairy pointed out that
the current plea by women
he world over to be liberat-
ed did not apply to'the Carib-
aben' region. where she felt
the wooen were "'most cer-
tainly, liberated.'
"In .da we have Dame
Hilda-. ye as our Governor
and i ana I have observ-
ed that'women hold many top
posts", she added.
Mrs. Gairy has paid a cour-
tesy call on the Minister of
Information, Culture and
v',ut. MIiss Shirley Field-
Billey.' She ,has also attend-.
ed Cri!esta music sessions at
Bishoos' Hglh ISchool and at
the'Gurana Tead t2en Asso-

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