04 October 2006


In recognition of the bicentenary of the arrival of Chinese in Trinidad and Tobago, the National Library and Information System Authority (NALIS) will be mounting an exhibition at the National Library to showcase 200 Years of Chinese Contribution to the Development of Trinidad and Tobago. The exhibition will be formally launched on Thursday 05 October 2006 at 10:00 a.m. in the Audio-Visual Room of the National Library.

This exhibition will feature artifacts, photographs and an historical account of the Chinese arrival in Trinidad. Dr. David Picou, Chairman of the Chinese Bicentennial Committee will declare the exhibition open and Dr. Walton Look Lai will deliver the feature, “200 Years of Chinese Presence in Trinidad and Tobago”.

The public is invited to view the exhibition, which will remain in the Atrium of the National Library for the remainder of the month of October.

Also as part of the bicentennial celebrations, the Chinese Bicentennial Committee will be launching two books and a CD in the Audio-Visual Room of the National Library on Saturday 07 October 2006. The material has been authored by Dr. Walton Look Lai, Kim Johnson and Brian Kong and this event should be of particular interest to history enthusiasts.