Group Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Title: Let CARIFESTA grow, says Sen. Hunte
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 Material Information
Title: Let CARIFESTA grow, says Sen. Hunte
Series Title: CARIFESTA Newspaper Clippings
Physical Description: Book
Publisher: Guyana Graphic
Publication Date: 8/30/1972
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: CA00199893
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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Let Carifesta, grow,

says Sen


BARBADOS welcomes
Carifesta '72 as a means of
deepening Caribbean region-
al cultural integration. But
it fedll this cultural extra-
vaganza can hardly influence
the move towards closer
political unity in the Eng-
lish-speaking Catibbean.
However, according to
Senator Dennis Hunte, Par-
liamntary Secretary to the

Ministry of Education and
Culture in Barbados, repre-
sentiing the Barbadian Min-
ister of Education and Cul-
ture at a Press conference
hare in Georgetown yester-
day, while regional political
unity "may not be possible
for at least another 10
years," Carbiesta should be
encouraged to grow into a
bi-annual regional festival of
the entire Caribbean.
Senator Hunte said that
Barbados did not think that
Uit would be possible for
Carifesta to beoome'a an a-
nual event, but perbps
every two years a Caribbean
territory could take the ni-
tiative in hosting such a cul-
tural festival now that Guy-
aea had made the important
tig m. -
He' feltF it would however
be disappointing to the peo-
ple of the region if they mu#t,
waft for two
wahe adde
was for t~e i bbean coun
tries to promote cultural ex-:
changes among themselivei
on a limited basis while
preparing for "another and
improved Camniesta."
If Guyana were prepared
to host another Carifesta~ he
said& Barbados would will-
ingly participate. But so far
as his own country playing
host to such a festival in the
near future, Mr. Hunte said

that this would have to be
considered in relation to the
' conomic development tak-
ing place.
For instance, he explained
'.e i wuld think" that some
$11/, million would have ro
be spent on a housing de-'
velopment programme to
ensure proper accommoda-
tion. t
At the present time, said Mr.
Hunte Barbados was spend-
ing $20,000 to participate in
Carifesta. "This," he admit-
ted,, "is a small sutn and is in-
saigniicant in terms of the
value of encouraging re-
gional cultural develop-
ment. But to host a festival
calls for serious considera-
On the particular ques-
ton .of regional' political
unity, Senator Hunte said
that for another effort at
political federation to piove
:supessfu.l political parties
,?oth in-aWsernuent and op-
panii'io i "wi l have to be in-
volved n"the formulation of
a froadly.b&sed programme."

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