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  • Photo of CARIFESTA XIII ends in true Regional integration style

    CARIFESTA XIII ends in true Regional integration style

    The Region’s cultural performers transformed the Kensington Oval in Barbados into a sea of Regional integration as they brought the curtains down on CARIFESTA XIII, Sunday night.  The Closing Ceremony for the ten-day festival featured performances from some of the region’s top music and dance groups, steel bands, and individual artistes, while delegates and patrons partied to the regional cultural…

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  • Photo of CDB introduces Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund to regional practitioners at CARIFESTA XIII

    CDB introduces Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund to regional practitioners at CARIFESTA XIII

    Dr. Donna Greene, Director of Cultural Policy and Research (Ag), Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Barbados, speaking at the opening of the Cultural Policy and Intellectual Property Rights workshop August 22, 2017, BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Building on the recent announcement of its provision of initial capitalisation for the Cultural and Creative Industries Innovation Fund (CIIF), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) recently introduced the CIIF…

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  • Photo of Cultural traditions, country colours, costumes on show as CARIFESTA XIII opens

    Cultural traditions, country colours, costumes on show as CARIFESTA XIII opens

    After having to be rescheduled due to Tropical storm Harvey, CARIFESTA XIII officially opened Sunday evening in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Caribbean Region’s premier festival was declared open by Barbados Culture Minister, the Hon. Stephen Lashley at a ceremony held at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. Prime Minister of Barbados, the Right Hon. Freundel Stuart, and Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, as…

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  • Photo of Colourful display as CARIFESTA XIII gets underway

    Colourful display as CARIFESTA XIII gets underway

    After having to be rescheduled from Friday due to the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey, the official Opening Ceremony for CARIFESTA XIII took place on Sunday, with Barbados’ Minister of Culture Hon. Stephen Lashley declaring the festival open. The ceremony at  the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown was attended by Barbados’ Prime the Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart;  Secretary General of the…

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  • Photo of Canada sending large contingent to CARIFESTA XIII

    Canada sending large contingent to CARIFESTA XIII

    More than 66 artists, spearheaded by the Canadian-Caribbean Arts Network (C-CAN), are heading to Barbados for CARIFESTA XIII which opens later this week, the TorontoCaribbean media outfit has reported. “I am still pinching myself because at one point in time I had given up hope that it would ever happen,” confessed Rhoma Spencer, Artistic Director of C-CAN as she sat down for…

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  • Photo of CARIFESTA XIII – An opportunity for Regional economic progress

    CARIFESTA XIII – An opportunity for Regional economic progress

    Asserting our future, celebrating ourselves is the theme for the thirteenth  Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIII), which  takes place in Barbados on August 17-27, 2017. CARIFESTA has been the Caribbean Community’s premier art and culture festival since 1972. This roving event attracts artists and culture professionals from over 30 countries in the Region and has been held 12 times…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Export brings regional designers to CARIFESTA XIII

    Caribbean Export brings regional designers to CARIFESTA XIII

    At this year’s CARIFESTA XIII hosted in Barbados, the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) will be facilitating the participation of designers and artisans from across CARIFORUM within their Design Caribbean and Caribbean Essence export promotion platforms.   The assistance, in the tune of 50 000 euros is funded by the European Union (EU) via the 11th EDF Regional Private Sector…

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  • Photo of CARIFESTA Rock Hall Living Museum

    CARIFESTA Rock Hall Living Museum

    Members of the public are invited to the CARIFESTA Rock Hall Living Museum, which takes place on Sunday, August 20, at the Rock Hall Freedom Village, St. Thomas, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.According to the Focal Point for Heritage in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Sheron Johnson, the free event which celebrates the establishment of the first free Barbadian village in 1841…

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  • Photo of Maximum Exposure For CARIFESTA XIII

    Maximum Exposure For CARIFESTA XIII

        CARIFESTA XIII will not lack for exposure thanks to the signing of two agreements – The Host Broadcasters Agreement with the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC); and a Memorandum of Understanding with the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU). In a brief signing ceremony this afternoon at his Ministry in Sky Mall, Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley, announced that CBC had been…

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  • Youth To Be Vital Part Of CARIFESTA

    CARIFESTA’s Youth Talk is expected to take the regional festival “to another dimension of the arts” in Barbados. This is according to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Ruth Blackman, who identified the youth and the cultural industries as the two significant elements to be focused on at the festival. She made these remarks on Thursday at the…

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