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First Peoples get a one-off holiday on October 13th

First Peoples get a one-off holiday on October 13th

Following calls by the First Peoples for greater National recognition of their history and customs, the government of Trinidad and Tobago has approved a one-off public holiday which will be commemorated on Friday, October 13, 2017.

One-off holiday approved for First Peoples

The announcement was made by Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts on Thursday.

In a release the Ministry says it  remains committed to building resilient, dynamic and culturally diverse communities. It adds that recognition for this country’s indigenous heritage is a fundamental part of that mandate.

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