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ICI •pg_19-28__BMT_pg3-58 12/21/12 3:16 AM Page 28 we would be "The Kamboule tired." — Brenda Street procession was Brown fantastic, and I was glad "Mary and I just that we were able to had the pleasure of interact with the peoreturning from a trip ple.  This is an experito Trinidad & ence that I will never Tobago last week. I forget as I reflect back think I can say we on the entertainment were both pleasantly and the images of all surprised. I know I the people and how personally only thoproud they were to celught about Trinidad ebrate this event.  This at Carnival time. experience has made Well it is a party place me want to enhance with numerous festimy knowledge of the vals throughout the history of Trinidad. year, but it has so The Emancipation fesmuch more to offer, tivities continued as we such as international arrived at the dining, shopping, bird Some 20,000 participants on the street, and tens of thousands more who crowd the sidewalk. Emancipation village." watching, rainforest, — JoAnn Washington etc.  Tobago is a small quite island of beautiful beaches.  If you have Later that evening we went to the Lidj Yasu Omowale clients who are use to flying into St Thomas and ferrying over to St. Emancipation Village, Queen's Park Savannah for Pan Night. John they would probably like Tobago and would not have a prob- Watching and hearing the young and old, boys & girls, men & lem with the 20-minute flight or 2-½ hour ferry ride from women play those steel pans & drums were outstanding. My soul Trinidad." — Beverly was soothed by the Bentley melodic and rhythmic "July 27th to sounds that came from August 2nd, 2012, was those fine instruments. an exciting time for It was a beautiful sight me as a member of to behold and everyTPOC's familiarizaone visiting Trinidad tion trip to the beautishould experience this. ful islands of Trinidad To me, this was the and Tobago." highlight of the whole "After the exciting trip." — Yvonne tours of Trinidad, it Brooks was nice to see the tranquil beauty of KUDOS ARE Tobago. The nylon IN ORDER pool was definitely an Congratulations unforgettable experigoes out to Mary ence. For the tourist Brantley for passing the who is seeking sun CTC exam and Brenda and sea relaxation Brown and Dedra Tobago is the best Jenkins for passing the place." CTA exam, taken  at "Emancipation the 10th Annual holiday was a wonderConference & Trade ful celebration and a Show  held in Denver. Travel Professionals of Color joined in the procession. nice way to end our Remember, you have visit on this wonderful island full of rich history and culture." 10 months to study for either exam.  If you are interested in taking "I look forward to visiting this island again and recommending the test and would like more information concerning the study its beautiful habitat to all who desire a small island with lots of cul- material, please contact Carol Kirkland.  Carol can be reached via ture and diversity." — Marie Jose Alcé email at 28 BM&T ••• September/October 2012•••

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