Documentaries presented to Mrs. La Borde
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Communications Nicole Dyer-Griffith on October 3, 2011 handed over two (2) films/documentaries 'Lonely Oceans South' and 'All Oceans Blue' to Mrs. Kwailan LaBorde at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Communications, 14th Floor - Tower C, 1A Wrightson Road, Port of Spain.
Both films are documentaries on the sailing adventures of Harold and Kwailan La Borde, the first know Trinidadian sailors to circumnavigate the world during the period 1969 to 1973, in their 40 ft boat, Hummingbird II.
The films ‘Lonely Oceans South’ and ‘All Oceans Blue’ are jointly owned by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the La Bordes. The La Bordes requested the assistance of Senator Dyer-Griffith to secure personal copies of the documentaries.
During the meeting Mrs. La Borde indicated that it is her hope that these documentaries can be used in the nation’s schools and libraries to encourage the youth to follow their dreams.
Harold and Kwailan La Borde were both awarded the Trinity Cross in 1973 for their achievements.