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Trinidad & Tobago: Independence

As Trinidad and Tobago observes the 44th anniversary of its independence on August 31, Jeremy Taylor wonders if “Independence as an event is becoming ancient history,” and whether Carifesta, the upcoming regional arts festival, will provide “a platform for something truly exciting and challenging. And that depends, not on organisers or funds or recognition, but on having something to say, and saying it loud enough for people to hear and take notice.

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