Culture imbalance at the opening of South NAPA
I wish to express my disappointment with the opening ceremony and cultural programmne for the commissioning of the NAPA South campus building.
I voted for change and expected a difference but was shocked to see the cultural imbalance and bias replicate itself. I cannot believe that this is what the Partnership would propagate. During the cultural presentation in the auditorium, there were two Indian performances, one a dance and Neval Chatelal.
Indian culture predominates in South. While I was happy to see Black Stalin celebrated, there was no sign of Rikki Jai, the Yankaran brothers or the likes of Sundar Popo.
I am totally disgusted by the fact that Indo-Trinidadian culture was given token and cosmetic treatment and wonder if we would ever reflect our multi-culturalism.
Dr Lincoln had done a great disservice to the people of South Trinidad and should apologise for his political and social insensitivity.
I am certain that my comments would fall on fertile soil with the political leader of COP, Prakash Ramadhar, who is himself a Hindu and is known to frequent Indian events. He more than anyone would not be pleased with the relegation of Indian culture to the periphery.
I trust that Dr Douglas would work hard to remedy and rectify the historical and cultural imbalances of the PNM and not be contented with simply strutting around like an African prince wearing his kufi and all without caring for the feelings of others.