PICTURED at left are the of Carifesta yesterday. The
Chief Justice of Barbados, visitors are seen chatting
Sir William Douglas and with Miss Shirley PFeld Rid-
Lady Douglas along with ley, Minister of Infoie nation,
Senator Dennis Hunte, Par- Culture and Youth who
liamentary Secretary f or greeted them at Timehri.
Education, Youth and Com- Above are the 48-strong
S munity Development in Bar- community players from An.
bados who were among the tigua.
last arrivals for the opening
40- man team flin in Monda
St. Kitts sets up
a Festival C'ttee
THE GOVE RNENT of tribution to Carifesta, Mr. "We are enormously inter.
St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguffla sees Bryant said that about half ested in Cariesta and have
Cariesta as a major unifying o the contingent of 40 would great hopes for it. We believe
effort in the region. And comprise the masquerade this kind of festival has an
that Government has at- band from Nevis. inrpotant po&i~it al part," he
tiadced so much inortance He described the masque- said.
to the Festival of Creative rade band as "authentic," Continuing, Mr. Bryant
Arts, that a Cabinet session and said that they have said his government saw
has decided to establish a specially requested not to Carifesta as a unifying in-
permanent Festival Corn- perform on stages but in the fluence. They believe that the
mittee to forge.ahead with streets and on the ground. right way to go about the
the cultural links in the The ages of the members of creation of unity was by
region. the band range from 8 years creating a cultural awareness
This was disclosed yester- to 75. in. the people.
day by the head of the St. Then there'll be the clown "We are told that thl
Kitts team to Carifesta, Mr. dancers and the bull troupe. Federation failed because we
Fitr-Herbert Bryant. who is The St. Kitts Minister said put the cart before te
Minister of Education Health that CarliWesta had aroused horse ...... there was not
and Social Affairs. enormous interest in St. enough cultural and econo..
Kitts.. He said his govern- mic awareness. Well if this
Mr. Bryant, who disclosed ment hoped that it would be is true we believe Carifesta
blat bol co ly 40-man a coailiniual projcct being is the right way to get
team would d e flying in on staged.in each country per- boiu Y his," he told news-
Monday, said that many o haps men.
them would form the nucleus yearly
of the Permanent Festival
Committee. "They would not
only be coming to Guyana to
participate in this great his-
toric event," he told a Press
conference. "but will also
try to graso ideas aimed at
developing t h e cultural
awakening of the people in
my country and the region
Touching on the St. Kitts-
Nevis-Anguilla state's con. L