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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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  • Photo of CARICOM fine-tuning financing mechanisms for Cultural Industries

    CARICOM fine-tuning financing mechanisms for Cultural Industries

    ​ As the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) continues to create the enabling environment for Cultural Industries to thrive, people involved in the creation, production, and distribution of cultural products could soon access additional sources of financing. Dr. Hilary Brown Dr. Hilary Brown, Programme Manager for Culture and Community Development within the Directorate of Human and Social Development in the CARICOM Secretariat…

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  • Photo of CARIFESTA XIV tops agenda of Regional Cultural Committee Meeting

    CARIFESTA XIV tops agenda of Regional Cultural Committee Meeting

    The hosting of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIV) in August 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago is at the top of the agenda of the Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) being held this week at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. Directors of Culture as well as representatives from various Regional Cultural stakeholders converged at the…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Fashion Designers meet with Italian Fashion Industry Experts at CARIFESTA XIII in Barbados

    Caribbean Fashion Designers meet with Italian Fashion Industry Experts at CARIFESTA XIII in Barbados

    Fashion designers participating in the Fashion component at the recently held CARIFESTA XIII in Barbados had an opportunity to meet with Italian fashion industry experts and benefit from fashion workshops, fashion shows and business meetings. The event, which took place in the CARIFESTA XIII Buyers Shopping Mall at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference Centre from 21-25 August 2017, was facilitated…

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  • Photo of Flashback to Closing Ceremony – CARIFESTA XIII Barbados (VIDEO)

    Flashback to Closing Ceremony – CARIFESTA XIII Barbados (VIDEO)

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