The Tobago Heritage Festival is paying close emphasis this year on nurturing and building a sense of community spirit.

On Wednesday the prestigious event was launched at the Crown Plaza in Port of Spain.

Present were performers together with representatives from the Heritage Committee.

Chairman of the Tobago Festival Commission, Lois Leslie, said the purpose of the world renowned festival was to showcase the nation’s cultural values and foster togetherness.

With the theme of this year’s festival being, ‘She becomes more beautiful,’ Chairman of the Tobago Heritage Festival Committee, Wesley Berkley, said since its inception, the festival has served as a stepping stone for professional artistes.