August 14, 2012:
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz issued a proclamation to Trinidad and Tobago yesterday at Wingate Park, Brooklyn NY, during the Martin Luther King Jr. Summer Series Concerts to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Independence of Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica.
Consul General Rudrawatee Nan Ramgoolam was present to receive the proclamation on behalf of the people and government of Trinidad and Tobago. Borough President Markowitz, a popular figure among the Caribbean nationals in Brooklyn for decades is fond of claiming in jest that he is a “Trinidadian from Tunapuna” and voiced his appreciation of the attendance of Counsels General Ramgoolam, Herman LaMont from Jamaica, and Lennox Price from Barbados.
The Concert that night featured the Mighty Sparrow, and Bunji Garlin and Asylum. The “Birdie” was voice and laugh were as strong as ever and he treated the crowd to the old favourites “Congo Man” and “Jean and Dinah.”
Several Consulate General activities are carded for the 50th anniversary of independence celebrations including Emancipation Day celebrations, party cruise and weekend of sport. Follow us on our website www.ttcgny.com, Facebook and Twitter and You-Tube for event updates, photos and videos.
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