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  • Photo of Great Show as CARIFESTA XI opens in Suriname

    Great Show as CARIFESTA XI opens in Suriname

    Three Hundred and forty (340) Surinamese youth and ten (10) Chinese Shaolin Monks stole the show at the Opening Ceremony of CARIFESTA XI in Paramaribo, Suriname on Friday night. As if to give living testimony to Surinamese President His Excellency Desi Bouterse’s assertion that culture “strengthens ties of people across borders”, the rolling, flying and skipping monks and the intricate,…

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  • Address delivered by Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at the Opening Ceremony of CARIFESTA XI Paramaribo, Suriname

    A special and unique celebration of Caribbean culture begins here and now with the Opening Ceremony of this Eleventh commemoration of CARIFESTA. We have come from all over the Caribbean Community and are joined by our family and many friends from Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa, to experience this magical evening and the festivities that will unfold in the…

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  • CARIFESTA IS BACK; SURINAME WILL HOST

        (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) It is now a fait accompli. Suriname will host the 11th staging of the Caribbean premier festival of the creative and performing arts in 2013; this after their first successful hosting in 2003. Dr Hilary Brown, CARICOM Secretariat’s Programme Manager for Culture and Community Development, made this announcement at the 21st Meeting…

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  • More to be done to strengthen heritage tourism, says CARICOM culture manager

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Programme Manager for Culture and Community Development, Dr Hilary Brown is of the opinion that the Caribbean needs to do more to strengthen its heritage tourism product. She believes that “much more could be done” to develop the Region’s natural and built heritage which is an invaluable resource in…

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  • Presentation of Study on Cultural Industries to The Prime Minister of Barbados

    CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS – As the Caribbean seeks to diversify its services exports, a clear area of comparative advantage is the culture and entertainment sector. In striving to promote Caribbean interests in this sector in external negotiations the CRNM realized that it was first necessary to get a more precise overview of the cultural industries. Based on consultations with industry…

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  • WORLD BANK AND GEF SIGN US$2.1 MILLION GRANT TO PROTECT COASTAL AREAS IN THE CARIBBEAN

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) — The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC) has been granted $2.1 million US from the World Bank through the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support a pilot adaptation program in three Caribbean Small Island States (Dominica, Saint Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines). The CCCCC, a legal entity of the Caribbean Community…

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  • NEW CARIFESTA MODEL LAUNCHED IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Under the theme Celebrating our People: Contesting the World Stage, a new model for the staging of the Ninth Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA 1X) was unveiled on Monday 12 June in Trinidad and Tobago, host country of the largest cultural festival of the Caribbean. The new CARIFESTA, which was approved by CARICOM Heads…

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  • Greater Data Collection needed on the Creative Industries

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) The creation of a regional Creative/Cultural Industry Mapping Network and a Creative/Cultural Industry Research Centre, to increase and improve data collection on the region’s creative industries, was one of the main recommendations of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-WIPO Experts Meeting on Creative Industries and Intellectual Property that was held on February 8-9 at the CARICOM Secretariat…

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  • CULTURAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) AND THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Republic of Cuba (hereinafter referred to as “the Parties”): INSPIRED by the indestructible ties of friendship and brotherhood among the People of the Caribbean; RECOGNISING the need for cooperation among the countries of the Caribbean Region in order to strengthen their socio-economic and political ties; DESIROUS of strengthening cultural cooperation to enable the People…

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  • TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TO HOST CARIFESTA IX, SEPTEMBER 2006

      (CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Festival of Arts –CARIFESTA-has been revived and restructured and will be held in Trinidad and Tobago from Friday the 22 of September to Sunday the 1st of October 2006. CARICOM Secretariat’s Programme Manager for Culture Dr. Hillary Brown told the Thirteenth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD Xlll) being…

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