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.