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The Ministry Of Community Development, Culture And The Arts Mourns The Loss of John Cupid

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The Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts joins the cultural community in mourning the loss of John Cupid.

John Cupid was a pioneer of public Emancipation celebrations even before the declaration of the Emancipation Day holiday in 1985. He was also the first person to stage a re-enactment of the 1881 Camboulay Riots. He was a pioneer of cultural celebrations as part of Point Fortin Borough Day and was a crucial part of developing support systems for community organisations involved in the Prime Minister's Best Village Trophy Competition. He also established a programme of cultural workshops across Trinidad and Tobago and worked for many years with the National Carnival Commission.

In African tradition it is said that when an elder dies an entire library burns down. John Cupid was a true library of Trinidad and Tobago who devoted his life to celebrating our history, mas and so many other elements of Trinidad and Tobago culture. He paved a way for us to have many of the festivals and observances we take for granted today.

We thank him for his service, his work and his love for T&T culture. May he rest in peace.


- Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts

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