BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization
(CACAO) announced today, that His Excellency Dr. Neil Parsan, Ambassador of Trinidad and Tobago will be attending the Organization’s 3rd Annual Christmas Dinner Dance, December 14th at the Perimeter Hilton.
Given it’s vast resources to include oil and natural gas, the Republic of Trinidad is a true Caribbean success story, as evidenced by their recently unveiled plans to solicit bids from construction and design companies in its sister city Atlanta, Georgia, to create design guidelines for Piarco International Airport in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
According to CACAO President, Pauline Ford-Caesar: “We are gratified that the Ambassador accepted our invitation to visit Birmingham, as this is exactly the type of relationship where CACAO can play a significant role, especially since we now have a representation on the Birmingham Sister Cities Commission.”
Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization was formed in 2011 with the two-fold mission of being a resource for Caribbean students attending school in Alabama and to share the culture of the region. To date they have hosted several successful events to include the June 15th Caribbean Festival at the Boutwell Auditorium.
In addition to being the special guest at the dinner, while in Birmingham the Ambassador will also visit the UAB School of Business where Dr. Eric Jack a native of Trinidad, serves as Dean. Visits to the historic 16th Street Baptist Church, Kelly Ingram Park and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute are also planned.
Tickets for the dinner dance are $50 per person and can be purchased by calling 205-478-1013, 205-542-5279 or 205-568-7118. A meet and greet reception at 6:30pm will precede the dinner.