A touch of Carnival at Point Borough Day launch | The Trinidad Guardian

The article states "A touch of Carnival at Point Borough Day launch" but everyone knows that come this Saturday that it is real mas in Point. This is not a touch of Carnival but bacchanal at its best and simply a continuation of the just concluded Carnival celebration that gripped the nation.
Indeed this is a time to fete and rollick on the streets just like people did during the national festival that brought King Carnival to an end recently. It is the rebirth and you will be fascinated (if you participate) that you can't tell the difference between the real thing and this Borough Day celebration. The following is the article that appeared in the Trinidad Guardian newspaper:
"It was a kaleidoscope of colour and activity in the borough of Point Fortin on Friday evening. Traditional and modern Carnival-esque characters and members of the borough merged at the Victor Chin Kit Park to be part of the official launch of the Point Fortin Borough Day Celebrations 2010. This year marks the 30th anniversary as Point Fortin mayor Victor Mitchell declared the celebrations open with a symbolic ribbon-cutting.
Mitchell expressed his desire to see an arts centre in the borough, so the wealth of talent could be showcased to the world. He said this year’s theme—perspective, potential and prosperity—was dedicated to the people of Point Fortin, “…in which love, togetherness and beauty abound. We are still the cleanest and safest borough in the country,” Mitchell said. Also attending the launch were Foreign Affairs Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon, the Point Fortin 2010 delegates for the upcoming Miss Point Fortin Queens and delegates from the men’s pageant On Point and the Miss Siparia Fete.
The band Royalty put their J’ouvert costumes on display, Temaka Darius sang the Borough Song with pride and the band Hypnotic provided entertainment. Some of the events over the three weeks are the Mayor’s charity Culinary Fiesta, the Military Parade, the Mayor’s Charity Ball, J’ouvert celebrations and the Rumshop Lime."

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