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Trinidad: Heritage Festival an ‘authentic educational experience’ July 12 opening for annual showcase

An authentic educational experience focused on the rich culture, heritage and food of Tobago. This is what visitors coming to the island for the 2019 Tobago Heritage Festival can look forward to, according to George Leacock, chairman of the Tobago Festivals Commission. The annual cultural fest was launched on Wednesday morning.

The festival will be working with a $7 million budget and the opening night will take place at the Shaw Park Cultural Complex on July 12.

George said all villages and participants in the heritage queen competition will receive cheques totalling $460,000 to cover their start-up expenses.

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