St. James C.I.C organisers of the 'WeBeat St. James Live' launched the week long social, cultural and community festival with a Media Launch Wednesday 16th 2012. In attendance were the honorees, special guests, media, sponsors, and various community groups. The C.I.C executives extended greetings and well wishes for a successful festival. The event was engulfed in a sea of the National Colours. As we celebrate Trinidad and Tobago’s 50th anniversary of Independence we were reminded by almost all the speakers of the many achievements and the present course we (T&T) travels as we attain 1st world status.
This is an opportunity for us to display our National Pride.The City of Port of Spain was represented by St. James' own Kevon Valentine in the esteemed position of Deputy Mayor. Also in attendance were Mr. Damian Richardson for the Min. of Arts and Multiculturalism, Mr. Hayden Gittens Port of Spain Rotary, Mr. Victor Griffith Port of Spain North Lions and Ms. Melvina Hazard of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. Royal Bank of Canada, Carib Brewery Ltd. and Guardian Media as the Sponsors also contributed to the significance of this years’ festival as it relates to our Independence.The audience was treated to a 'slice' of what was to be expected in the upcoming days of the festival by Mr. Anton La Fond presenter for the 'WeTalk' segment.This year’s theme " 50 years gone, how yuh feel?" was highlighted of how we as St. Jamesians evolved and devolved as we lived through the Independence period. This years Honorees for WeBeat Live are Denyse Plummer, Keith Simpson and Daniel Brown aka Trinidad Rio. St. James Times as the only true source of St James 'going ons' promises to cover all the events. This year promises to be a 'blow out' and this is in keeping with the style and character of St James. Stay Posted.