CARIBBEAN HERITAGE MONTH
In June 2005, the House of Representatives unanimously adopted H. Con. Res. 71, sponsored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, recognizing the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States. On February 14, 2006, the resolution similarly passed the Senate, culminating a two-year, bipartisan and bicameral effort. The Proclamation was issued by President George W. Bush on June 6, 2006.
Even if you missed the fabulous concert on Sunday, you can still view the entire show by clicking on the flyer below and remember The SVG still needs your help, so you can still donate to the relief fund below.
The Cultural Academy for Excellence (CAFE) thanks yo for your kind donations to the fund, all of which will benefit the people of St. Vincent & The Grenadines
YOU CAN STILL DONATE TO: RALLY ROUND THE WEST INDIES
WHY SHOULD I TAKE D' SHOT
The Trinidad and Tobago Diaspora Associations Network (TTDAN) has joined forces with various diaspora organizations to host a virtual event aimed at addressing the myths associated with the COVID-19 vaccines, through a Live panel discussion called "COVID-19 Myths Vs Facts - Why should I take D' Shot?", which will be held virtually on Thursday 17th June at 6PM EST.
The event will be Live on YouTube and will encompass two panel discussions: the first will focus on the "Clinical & Medical Perspective of Covid-19 and the Vaccine" and the second panel will focus on "The Vaccine and Social Impact".
Attendees can register for FREE via this link https://takedshot.eventbrite.com
COVID-19 Myths vs Facts
Eventbrite - TTDAN presents COVID-19 Myths vs Facts- Why Should I Take D' Shot? - Thursday, June 17, 2021 - Find event and ticket information.
In fulfillment of our country's motto Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve, by coming together we can make a difference by influencing minds with timely and factual information.
On behalf of the Embassy and the Ambassador, current Coordinator of the CARICOM Caucus of Ambassadors in Washington, DC, you are invited to Save the Date for the upcoming Virtual Launch of the CARICOM Caucus of Ambassadors’, Washington, D.C., Public Diplomacy Engagement Program, which will take place on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 ~ International Day of the Tropics.
Updates and registration information will soon be available on www.caricomcaucusdc.org
With the kind complements of H.E. Brigadier General (Ret’d.) Anthony W. J. Phillips-Spencer, Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago to the USA and Mexico, Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the Organization of American States.
EASTER PARADE PICTURES
Our virtual Children’s Easter Parade 2021 was held on Sunday, March 28, 2021, in loving memory of Mrs. Joyce Thompson, who passed away on May 16, 2020. Auntie Joyce, as she was fondly called, hosted this event for over 30 years. She was a dedicated member of the Trinidad and Tobago Association of Washington, DC (TTADC) and ardent supporter of the Pan Lara Youth Steel Orchestra. The Easter Parade was her pride and joy and the children as well as the adults looked forward to this event. There was always a debate among the adults as to who will be the Easter Bunny.
PanLara took the lead in hosting the parade live on Zoom and partnered with TTADC and the Trinidad and Tobago Working Women’s Committee (TTWWC) to put on a fabulous show. The response was tremendous, in fact, the online venue was filled to capacity that some folks were unable to view the event for which we sincerely apologize.
We would like to thank everyone who attended. Special thanks to Rev. Sandra Carter for providing the opening prayer, Guest Speaker Annette Achille, Announcer, Patricia Jones and Organizers, Debbie Lara and Claudia Carter, all of the parents and especially the children who participated in the program. We also want to send our thanks and best wishes to Mrs. Thompson’s son, Mr. Earl Holder and his wife Gloria for their continued support and providing us with the pictures of Auntie Joyce.
Special thanks also to all our sponsors who provided the beautiful Easter Baskets to the children:
Patricia St. Hill, TTWWC
Winfield St. Hill, WIAMA
Annette Achille, TTWWC
Patricia Phillip, TTWWC
Claudia Carter, TTADC
Nigel Scott, TTADC
Cherice Jones, PanLara
Debbie Lara, PanLara
Thanks to all who donated and you can still do so at ttadc.org. All funds received are contributed to PanLara to support the work they are doing with the youth in the DMV. Check out their Facebook Page “PanLara”.
Here are some pictures of the pretty girls and handsome boys who walked the virtual runway. See you next year!!