Starting from 1976, with formal incorporation
as a limited liability company organized under the Companies Act, the Santa
Rosa Carib Community has developed into a formal organization.
The Santa Rosa Carib Community is led
by a President (Ricardo Bharath Hernandez). Other leading members are the
Secretary (Jacqueline Khan), the Shaman (Cristo Adonis), the Youth Representative
(Susan Campo), a Research and Public Relations Officer, the Queen (Medina
Valentina) who officiated at the Santa Rosa Festival held each year at
the end of August.
Members gather at special meetings held
at the Carib Community Centre, and work together in preparing traditional
items for their public events.
The Carib Community Centre is located
at 7A Paul Mitchell Street in Arima, about three blocks west of the Santa
Rosa RC Church, and one block west of the Santa Rosa cemetery on King Street.
LEFT: Exterior entry
to the Carib Centre.
RIGHT: Meeting Hut located in front
ABOVE: Interior of the
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