This is one of the letters which I have written to
Prime Minister Rowley over the past 5 years.
Dear Dr. Rowley
Congratulations on your 42nd month as Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
For 10 years I worked alongside the late Dr. Pat Bishop as she arranged music for Despers and I held the position of Corporate Communications Manager at WITCO. One memory I have is of her lamenting the absence of a Carnival Museum dedicated to telling our stories of Carnival. She even mused that the Treasury Building on Independence Square would be a suitable space because of its thick walls, high ceilings and proximity to the Port.
This is brought to your attention in the hope that you will decide to use the Treasury Building to house our nation’s Carnival Museum. Such a decision will require relatively small injection of capital and will bring an immediate solution to a historical problem.
I also recall spending a lazy afternoon into evening visiting the Panama Canal and understanding the tremendous income generator that it is for Panama City. May I suggest that Carnival is to Trinidad and Tobago what the Panama Canal is to Panama. A Carnival Museum in close proximity to the port of Port of Spain will be an income generator for the passengers on the Cruise ships as well as a place where our children can learn of our past Carnivals and be inspired to dream of a future filled with possibilities.
Yours in the interest of development,
Dennise Demming (Mrs.)
MBA, BSc., Cert-Mass Communications