The Caribbean Community is gearing up to celebrate Vice President Kamala Harris, the first female Caribbean American to be inaugurated. The virtual event is spearheaded by Invest Caribbean (ICN) the number one global private sector investment agency in the Caribbean and the Caribbean American Action Network (CAAN). The live stream will be aired on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, January 17, 2021 at 7pm. on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube via One Caribbean Television (OCTV). Dr. Sheila Moses Newton of CAAN encourages Caribbean immigrants and Caribbean Americans to come together and join in the celebration of President Kamala Harris who is “not only an African American, Indian American, but Caribbean American with a rich heritage.”
Under the theme, “Celebrating #CaribbeanAmericanKamala,” there will be a dynamic virtual celebration in her honor with signature performances from top Caribbean artistes and other dignitaries which will use the platform to mark a celebratory moment in history. Set to perform will be the well-known Jamaican Fab 5 band and popular DJ Flourgon, Barbados soca star Edwin Yearwood and Krosfyah, Guyana’s Menes De Griot & Shanto featuring Frankie McIntosh, Maxie Gouveia and many more surprises. The show will be hosted by Caribbean American Trina Parks who was the first black woman to be casted in a James Bond movie, and whose roots extend to Barbados and Antigua.
The virtual celebration will bring congratulatory messages from top speakers such as Caribbean born US Congressman Adriano Espaillat of New York, Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies Sir Hilary Beckles, Chair of CARICOM Consular Corps, CG Mackie Holder, Dr. Michele Chester, and several other Caribbean Diaspora leaders. Celebratory remarks will make the connection between America and the Caribbean region to reinforce positive diplomacy and will take pride in the installation of a strong ally in the White House. According to CaribPr Wire, The Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, is expected to deliver a message of her own to the Caribbean Diaspora and to Caribbean people globally.
Sources: CaribPr Wire; Caribbean & Latin American News; Caribbean National Weekly; Loop News