CARIFESTA IX is taking place in Trinidad and Tobago. I arrived with a group of five people to smooth over any bumps in the road on Monday night. Good thing, too — the first bump was the fact that there was a mix-up in our accommodation, and we found ourselves staying overnight in a hotel that we hadn't booked. Yesterday (Tuesday) we firmed up the accommodation, visiting each hotel the contingent is going to stay in, and touching base with the CARIFESTA Secretariat.Today we're heading out of town to go to Naparima to view one of the theatres in which the play is going to be performed. More later.