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by Blas Delgado Ortiz , 3 April 2001
This is the new official flag of Barrio Turabo, Caguas, Puerto
Rico approved by the Assembly and the Municipality of Caguas.
The background color of the flag is a ligth blue with the
original Turabo flag centered in a shield over crossed with the
Taino's arrows, same as the Caguas flag.
Juan Colo'n De Jesu's, 22 March 2001
All the flags of the barrios of Caguas are a modified version
of the city flag, with each barrios' shield replacing the central
city shield and the field color of a very light shade of either
blue, green or cream (this last color not so sure of). The
original Turabo flag was designed by Mr. Juan Colo'n de Jese's. A
masonry wall with the name Barrio Turabo and a flag post are just
waiting for the real colors.
Blas Delgado Ortiz , 23 March 2001
This is the flag of the Barrio Turabo of Caguas. As I wrote
before, the flag that was designed by Juan Colo'n De Jesu's was
placed on a central shield over golden crossed arrows as in the
city flag. The field is a very light blue.
Blas Delgado Ortiz , 24 March 2001
Its background color is said to be "blue flower", a
kind of very light blue. The Assembly changed the triangle color
very recently from the original orange shade to a brownish-red
Blas Delgado Ortiz , 3 April 2001
by Juan Colo'n De Jesu's , 18 May 2000
The flag of the Barrio Turabo (a ward or community of the City
of Caguas, Puerto Rico) was designed by Mr. Juan Colo'n De Jesu's
and approved by the Municipality of Caguas, Puerto Rico on
November 22, 1997.
1. The orange color of the first triangle on the flag represents the "clay" of the valley of Turabo in Caguas, Puerto Rico and symbolizes the original name of the first settlement "San Sebasti'an del Barrero"
2. The arrow tip of the white triangle symbolizes the "Cacique Caguax" (Tai'no Indian Chief) of the valley of Turabo, Caguas, Puerto Rico.
3..The wide yellow band represents the light of the sun, the industry and the urban zone of the ward.
4. The narrow blue band symbolizes the Turabo River (and also represents the blue field of the Caguas flag).
5. The wide green band represent the mountains and the rural zone of the community, and the hope in the future.
6. The yellow and white colors symbolize the faith and the harmony of the inhabitants of the "barrio" (ward) community.
Juan Colo'n De Jesu's , 18 May 2000
The flag design presented by Mr. Juan Colo'n De Jesu's
was chosen as the winner entry to represent the rural community
or "barrio" of Turabo. But the Assembly of the
Municipality of Caguas decided by law long ago that each
particular design will be placed as a central shield over crossed
arrows, in a design identical to the present Caguas and Bairoa
flags. I do not have the information of the background color of
this flag. I have all the official shields of each barrio, except
San Salvador's, which is at present under a redesigning
process. All of them are placed in the central shield. What
changes is the color of the flag. At this moment, only the
flags of Bairoa, Turabo, and San Antonio are flying, and each was
respectivelly introduced in this same order. The Turabo flag is
not yet official and has not been flawn. As a matter of fact, I
live in an area of the City of Caguas that was once part of this
Blas Delgado Ortiz , 10 July 2000