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UK museum charts T&T’s Independence journey
T&T High Commissioner to London Garvin Nicholas recently paid a visit to Hackney Museum in east London to view the exhibition Independence: Fifty Years Come and Gone, How Yuh Feel? A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago’s and Jamaica’s Independence from Great Britain. He was accompanied by his Jamaican counterpart, Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet-Assamba.
A release from the T&T High Commission said the curators for the exhibition used a mix of media to track the history of the two countries in a timeline. Alongside photographs and sculptures, a documentary was screened which had been commissioned for the exhibit. Nicholas was interviewed for the film in which he explained that one of the benefits of T&T’s independence was that it empowered its citizens to take an active role in their country’s development. Deputy Speaker of Hackney Council Michael Desmond was also present and he spoke of the significant contribution that the Caribbean Diaspora made to the borough. Councillor Desmond praised the exhibit for helping “local children feel a connection to their history.”
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