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Trinidad get ready as Bollywood theatre comes to NAPA San Fernando.
D C Shell Theatre and Crazy Catholic are coming down south with
The story of
SAT 6TH JULY
SUN 7TH JULY
GENERAL: SPECIAL RESERVED: $150
FRIDAY 5TH JULY 8.30 P.M.
OPENING NIGHT: 2 persons on 1 ticket ($170)
In the tradition of
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (2004)
Kabhi Kushi Kabhie Gham (2005)
Chalte Chalte (2006)
Kal Ho Naa Ho (2008, 2013)
Amar, Ackbar, Anthony (2011)
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Coming next - "Phantom of the NAPA" at NAPA POS September 20th to 24th 2013
FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. MAGICAL PLAYS RAPUNZEL, GREASE, SLEEPING BEAUTY,
ALADDIN, MAMA MIA AND SO MUCH MORE. ENJOY CHALTE CHALTE LIVE AT THE NEW NAPA.
3 SHOWS ONLY!
Appropriate for all audiences
BRING THE ENTIRE FAMILY FOR A GREAT EVENING
OF SONG, DANCE, COMEDY AND THEATRE IN
ENGLISH - DIRECTED BY THE CRAZY CATHOLIC.
After 40 years, the Treaty of
Chaguaramas, signed in 1973 to create
Caribbean unity but still largely unsuc-
cessful, was signed again yesterday
by 15 Caricom prime ministers at the
same place it was initially signed---the
Convention Centre, Chaguaramas.
Making a strong renewed call for
Caribbean unity, the heads of govern-
ment conceded at the re-enactment of
the July 4, 1973, signing of the treaty
that regional integration was still not
where they wanted it to be.
At the 1973 signing were Forbes
Burnham (Guyana); Michael Manley
(Jamaica); Errol Barrow (Barbados) and
Dr Eric Williams (Trinidad and Toba-
go).At yesterday s event were president
of the Assembly of States Parties to
the Rome Statute Tiina Intelmann;
president of the 67th United Nations
General Assembly Vuk Jeremic; secre-
tary general of the Association of
Caribbean States Ambassador Alfonso
Munera and representatives of the Inter-
American Development Bank, Pan
American Health Organization and the
Organization of American States.
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bisses-
sar, addressing the gathering, paid trib-
ute to the "founding fathers" of the
region for executing what, she said,
was perhaps the most significant accord
that would govern the relationship of
the nation states in the Caribbean Com-
She said: "Let this re-enactment
today be not just a physical dramati-
sation of our past but a tangible re-
dedication to the future.
"Let it be the reincarnation of the
spirit and intent of the charter of July
4, 1973. Let today become our moment
for a new resolve, for rejuvenated deter-
mination and consciousness."
The prime ministers of the four
countries which signed the Chaguara-
mas Treaty---T&T, Guyana, Barbados
and Jamaica---delivered short address-
es.Jamaica Prime Minister Portia Simp-
son-Miller was loudly applauded for a
speech, in which she reminded the
heads of government that Caribbean
integration was a process not an event.
Noting that as a community the
Caribbean has much to be proud of,
Simpson-Miller said: "We, the
Caribbean, are great peoples, whose
spirit continues to infuse the world
with music, colour, spice, vibrancy,
"No challenge can daunt our people
who created the technology that makes
sweet music from steelpans.
"No problem can stop people whose
reggae musical forms have inspired rev-
olutionary change across the world.
"The world stood still when the
Caribbean took centre stage at the (Lon-
don) Olympics. Nothing can stop a
united Caribbean people who hail from
the crests of the Blue Mountains to the
glassy waters of the Grand Anse.
"We are from the deep forests of
Guyana and Suriname. We celebrate
the beautiful bays of St Vincent, the
hot sulphur springs of St Lucia and
Dominica. Let us unite as one region
to shape the future of Caricom togeth-
er."President of the Republic of Guyana
Donald Ramotar said the need for
regional integration was probably greater
now than it was 40 years ago. The
global financial crisis had impacted
heavily on the region, making the need
for greater integration more urgent,
Noting that "some progress" has
been made since the 1973 treaty, he
said: "There is a need to reflect on
whether the people of the region have
benefited fully from the integration
The 15 Caricom heads of government
re-enacted the signing of the treaty on
a simple, wooden table onstage before
the audience, which included several
Artistes from Jamaica, Barbados and
Guyana performed but it was the T&T
contingent who put on a stunning act,
choreographed by top mas designer
Brian McFarlane, that stole the show
which represented every ethnic group
in the country.
As Chaguaramas Treaty re-signed...
Caricom heads of government view a Chinese dragon dance at the Chaguaramas Convention Centre at a
function marking the re-enactment yesterday of the 1973 Treaty of Chaguaramas.
PHOTO: SHIRLEY BAHADUR
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