Soca star Patrice Roberts has been congratulated by the Minister of Tourism, for her patriotic song “This is de Place” and its accompanying video, which is generating interest for destination Trinidad and Tobago.
The song written by Jason “Shaft” Bishop highlights the various tourist sites and attractions, including Maracas Beach and the Temple in the Sea, with breath-taking views.
Minister Randall Mitchell commended Ms. Roberts for her timely and appropriate song during today’s meeting. “Your video has attracted our attention. It is excellent and very patriotic. It is a well done video and we want to congratulate you on that production.”
Minister Mitchell also added that creative works that promote destination Trinidad and Tobago would be welcomed as they work alongside the fulfilment of the Ministry’s objectives.
Roberts says the song was written for the “short” 2018 Carnival but it was decided to withhold its release for the longer 2019 season.
She said “Trinidad has so many beautiful things, beaches and even the unity displayed during the flooding last year showed our beauty as a people. We take the negative situations and turn them into positive ones. We are happy people.”
Roberts said she wanted all to see all that beauty in her video, which presents the dynamic diversity of Trinidad and Tobago.