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  • Photo of Applications open for Creatives to apply for ACP-EU Grant Support Programme

    Applications open for Creatives to apply for ACP-EU Grant Support Programme

    (UNESCO, Kingston, Jamaica) Creatives can now apply for grant funding from the ACP-EU 3 million Euro Grant Support Programme available in 15 Caribbean Countries. The Programme will support individuals and organisations in the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) across areas such as music, fashion, festivals, film and animation, literary arts, and visual and performing arts. The grant support programme is…

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  • Photo of Keynote Address by CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General Dr Armstrong Alexis at the Launch of the Creative Caribbean project, 21 April 2022

    Keynote Address by CARICOM Deputy Secretary-General Dr Armstrong Alexis at the Launch of the Creative Caribbean project, 21 April 2022

    ❖        Honourable Ministers with responsibility for Culture ❖        Dr. Norbert Richard Ibrahim, Assistant Secretary-General, Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States ❖        Mr. Frderik Ekfeldt, Deputy Head of Mission, Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, Belize, The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and Cayman Islands ❖        Dr. Saadia Sanchez-Vegas, Director and Representative, UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean; ❖        Ms.…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Creative Sector to benefit from ACP-EU 3 million Euro Grant Support Programme

    Caribbean Creative Sector to benefit from ACP-EU 3 million Euro Grant Support Programme

    The Caribbean Culture Sector has received significant funding from the European Union with support from the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, under the ACP-EU 11th EDF Culture Programme as creatives seek to recover from the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Virtual Launch is set for Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 11:00 EST. The United Nations, Educational,…

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  • Photo of Regional Cultural Committee meet on recovery of culture, creative sectors

    Regional Cultural Committee meet on recovery of culture, creative sectors

    The recovery of the culture and creative industries from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, featured prominently when the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) met for its 29th Meeting, to devise the way forward in setting the sectors on a sustainable path. Under the chairmanship of Mr Thomas Matthew, Chief Cultural Officer within Grenada’s Ministry of Youth Development, Sport, Culture…

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  • Photo of CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022

    CARIFESTA XV in Antigua and Barbuda postponed to 2022

    CARIFESTA, the Region’s premiere cultural festival, which was scheduled to be held in Antigua and Barbuda in August next year, has been postponed to August 2022. The Hon. Daryll Matthew, Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festivals, and the Arts of Antigua and Barbuda, announced the decision on 8 October, at a virtual meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee. The Committee…

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  • Photo of Message From CARICOM Chairman On the 186th Anniversary Of The Abolition Of Slavery

    Message From CARICOM Chairman On the 186th Anniversary Of The Abolition Of Slavery

    THE 186th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABOLITION OF SLAVERY IN THE CARICOM MEMBER-COUNTRIES WHICH WERE COLONISED BY BRITAIN BY DR. THE HONOURABLE RALPH E. GONSALVES PRIME MINISTER OF ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES AND CHAIRMAN OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) On August 1, 2020, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) commemorates the l86th  anniversary of the abolition of the enslavement of Africans in…

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  • Photo of Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in 2021

    Antigua and Barbuda Still Committed to Hosting CARIFESTA in 2021

    Antigua and Barbuda has assured that it is still committed to hosting the fifteenth edition of CARIFESTA in 2021. Minister Daryll Matthew, Minister of Sports, Culture, National Festival and the Arts of Antigua and Barbuda gave this assurance while making brief remarks at the virtual opening of the Eighteenth Meeting of the Interim Festival Directorate (IFD), which was held by…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy Post-COVID

    Caribbean Leaders Urged to Diversify Creative Economy Post-COVID

    Opinion piece written by Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Director of International Trade and Commodities at UNCTAD (Loop Jamaica) The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the resilience of many economic sectors and for creative industries, this is no different. For many in the creative economy, several critical revenues streams dried up as the world made its best efforts to curb the spread of the…

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  • Photo of Antigua & Barbuda unveils logo for CARIFESTA XV

    Antigua & Barbuda unveils logo for CARIFESTA XV

    Antigua and Barbuda has unveiled the logo for CARIFESTA XV. Minister of Culture and National Festivals, Daryll Matthew said excitement is building as they prepare to host the regional festival for the first time. He told Loop News his ministry is extremely proud of the logo, which epitomises several of the islands national symbols.  “The bird is our national bird,…

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  • Photo of CARICOM mourns the loss of VS Naipaul

    CARICOM mourns the loss of VS Naipaul

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) mourns the loss of the great writer Sir Vidia Naipaul. The Trinidad and Tobago born Nobel Laureate was a prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction works which elicited much critical acclaim and earned him many literary awards. He was acknowledged as a master in the use of language. His unsparing critique of post-colonial societies across…

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