Minister – stories about national icons should be written

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    Communications Minister Donna Cox says stories about national icons should be written and documented to ensure they are passed on from generation to generation.

    She made the call at the launch of a new children’s book titled “Jaidyn and the King of the Brooklyn Carnival”.

    The story focuses on Trinidadian Carlos Lezama, a major player in the Labor Day Parade in Brooklyn, New York City.

    It also looks at the influence of T&T Carnival on the Parade.

    Minister Cox believes culture can unite races, creeds and communities and must never be underestimated.

    She also promised that NALIS will partner with anyone who is willing to share and document their story.

    The Ministry of Communications has responsibility for libraries.

    “Jaidyn and the King of the Brooklyn Carnival” is authored by Yolanda Lezama-Clark and Dawad Philip.