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National Kalinago Holiday Under Discussion

by: - September 18, 2019
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A national holiday to honour the Kalinago people has been proposed by the Hon Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Skerrit is decided on the event and says he only wishes to know which day is of more significance to the Kalinago people.

“I know there has been a debate in the Kalinago Territory among historians and scholars as to which day we should use to recognise the contributions of the Kalinago people,” he says. “July 4th is the founding of the Territory and then Sept 19th 1930 was the date of the Carib Uprising when the Kalinago people defended the patrimony of this country and the integrity of the Kalinago people. There has been a debate in the Territory among historians and scholars as to which day we should choose.”

Hon Skerrit says he waits to be advised to include that holiday on the national calendar from the year 2020.