On Monday 23 July, 2012, Machel Montano will launch ‘Going for Gold’, the first single from an album which is being produced through the support of the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, with the overall aim of inspiring our people whether in the arts, culture, sport, academia or any other field by using our creativity and culture while collaborating with premier national, regional and international artistes. The 50th Anniversary of Independence is an excellent platform to launch this initiative, as we use the lessons of the last 50 years to create a new epoch in the development of Trinidad and Tobago.

On behalf of Senator Dr. the Honourable Bhoendradatt Tewarie, the Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development and Chair of the 50th Anniversary Inter-Ministerial Committee, it gives me great pleasure in inviting you to join us in the celebration of this launch at the Hyatt Regency, Regency Ballrooms I and II from 5:00 p.m.

We look forward to seeing you at this event as we come together to celebrate 50 years of creativity, and as we continue to harness our rich and diverse cultural heritage.

Kendal Fontenelle
Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development