Those driving around the Queen’s Park Savannah will be graced by a mass of distinctive pennants paying homage to some of Trinidad and Tobago’s Cultural Icons. It is The House of Angostura way of paying homage at regular venue and pillar in annual Carnival celebrations.
It comes despite the cancellation of Trinidad and Tobago carnival 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, The House of Angostura decided that it was important to acknowledge the significance of T&T’s culture at this time.
His Worship Joel Martinez, Mayor of Port of Spain was present to officially receive the pennants. He noted Angostura’s great work and understanding of culture and how the Company continuously gives back to the community, “We at the Port of Spain City Corporation value the contributions made by Angostura®, especially in the last year. We are pleased with the construction of these magnificent pennants and we are proud to have it as part of our treasured savannah landscape.”
Speaking at the Queen’s Park Savannah where the pennants were already constructed and flying high, Angostura’s CEO (Ag.) Ian Forbes said, “We value and acknowledge the stellar work that has been achieved by some of our Cultural Icons and find it necessary to honour them in this way especially as there were no celebrations this year. We all hold Carnival dear to our hearts and this is just one way of keeping the spirit of Carnival alive.”
Some of the Cultural Icons showcased on the pennants include: Drupatee, Singing Sandra, Lord Kitchener, Mighty Sparrow, David Rudder, Denyse Plummer and others.