The High Commissioner for Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. W. Andrew Rose, today (Wednesday) formally presented?
The High Commissioner for Trinidad and Tobago, Mr. W. Andrew Rose, today (Wednesday) formally presented his country's independence gift to Zambia. The gift was received on behalf of the Zambian High Commissioner to Britain, at his office, in London.
Mr. Rose, accompanied by his wife, represented Trinidad and Tobago at the Independence celebrations in Lusaka in 1964, when he was High Commissioner in Ottowa.
The gift consisted of two wooden candlesticks, flanked by wooden carvings of Trinidad and Tobago's national birds - the Scarlet Ibis (long-beaked), on the left, and the Cockrico, on the right.
On the candlesticks are superimposed, in silver, the leaves of the national flower, the Chaconia.
The top of the polished wooden case in which the candlesticks are kept is inlaid with ten three-inch strips of local woods with silver embossment of the Coat of Arms of Trinidad and Tobago on an eight-inch square mahogany background.
The entire gift is the work of Trinidad and Tobago craftsmen.