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CARIFESTA

An Embodiment of Caribbean Integration

The CARIFESTA is in direct response to the need to target “… a narrow range of specified outcomes within specified timeframes, focusing on a few practical and achievable goals” in relation to the regional development agenda. This is particularly important given the Community’s limited resources.
However, the Strategic Plan has been prepared after consultation with the widest possible range of stakeholders and the intense engagement with Member States, Institutions, the CARICOM Secretariat and other stakeholders has resulted in a much wider mandate
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CARIFESTA XIII

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Asserting our Culture, Celebrating Ourselves

Barbados

17 August 2017
to
27 August 2017

CARIFESTA XII

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Our Roots , Our Culture, Our Common Future

Haiti

21 August 2015
to
30 August 2015

CARIFESTA XI

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Culture for Development: Celebrating our Diversity and Promoting the Central Role of Culture in Economic, Social and Human Development

Suriname

16 August 2013
to
26 August 2013

CARIFESTA X

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One Caribbean, One Purpose - Our Culture Our Life

Guyana

22 August 2008
to
31 August 2008

CARIFESTA IX

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Celebrating our People, Contesting the World Stage

Trinidad and Tobago

10 August 2006

CARIFESTA VIII

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Many Cultures: The Essence of Togetherness of Togetherness - The Spirit of the Caribbean

Suriname

25 August 2003
to
30 August 2003

CARIFESTA VII

Caribbean Arts and Culture…Reflecting, Consolidating, Moving On

St Kitts and Nevis

17 August 2000
to
26 August 2000

CARIFESTA VI

The World’s Best Cultural Mix

Trinidad and Tobago

19 August 1995

CARIFESTA V

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Together is Strength

Trinidad and Tobago

22 August 1992
to
28 August 1992

CARIFESTA IV

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Living Images of the Sun

Barbados

19 July 1981
to
03 August 1981

CARIFESTA III

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A Rainbow of Peoples Under One Caribbean Sun

27 August 1979

CARIFESTA II

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A Hallmark of Cultural Extravaganza

Jamaica

23 July 1976
to
02 August 1976

CARIFESTA I

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The Artist in Society with Special Reference to the Third World

Guyana

25 August 1972
to
15 September 1972