Culture

  • 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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  • CREATIVE INDUSTRIES IN CARICOM CAN CONTRIBUTE TO DEVELOPMENT

    (Caribbean Community Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) Deputy Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite has charged CARICOM Directors of Culture to maintain their role as champions and advocates for the vision of culture in the Region. Speaking at the Opening of the Sixteenth Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) in Georgetown on Tuesday 17 May, Ambassador Applewhaite…

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  • Culture And Development, And CARIFESTA IX For Attention Of Meeting Of CARICOM Directors Of Culture

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana) The Caribbean Community is expected to join with the rest of the world in re-thinking the role of culture in the development prospects for its peoples. This subject will come into sharp focus next week, when the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) meets at their sixteenth session in Georgetown, Guyana. The two-day meeting scheduled for 17 and…

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  • Pathbreaking Forum on Creative Industries

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – “The workshop has been a tremendous success. It was very well attended, having brought together a diverse group of stakeholders in the regional creative industries. Importantly, this unique forum has enabled them to conceptualize and outline the interests of the industries, and identify how they can be brought forward to the negotiating table as regards…

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  • SPECIAL COHSOD TO FOCUS ON A NEW CARIFESTA

    The Region should expect a breath of new life and meaning, to the Region's premiere cultural festival, CARIFESTA, when a special meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development [COHSOD] on Culture is convened next week. The two-day meeting scheduled for June 2-3 will take place in Georgetown, Guyana where a strategic plan for the reorganisation of CARIFESTA drafted…

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  • WELCOME REMARKS BY AMB. LOLITA APPLEWAITE, DEPUTY SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARICOM, TO PARTICIPANTS OF THE SATELLITE CARIFESTA VIII SYMPOSIUM, 25 AUGUST 2003, SURINAME

    Salutations: The juncture of the celebration of CARIFESTA VIII here in Suriname, and the 30th Anniversary year of the Caribbean Community, is an ideal time for the CARICOM Secretariat and our private sector partner, TELESUR to join resources in exploring the rich potential of mind, technology and the impact on art and culture in the Caribbean. Certainly, there is no…

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  • STATEMENT BY AMBASSADOR COLIN GRANDERSON ASSISTANT SECRETARY-GENERAL, FOREIGN AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS, CARICOM SECRETARIAT, AT THE CLOSING CEREMONY OF CARIFESTA VIII, 30 AUGUST 2003, PARAMARIBO, SURINAME

    Your Excellency the President of Suriname and Mrs Venetiaan-Vanenburg The Vice-President of Suriname Speaker of the National Assembly Honourable Ministers Members of the Diplomatic Corps Distinguished Artists Participants Members of the Media Ladies and Gentlemen We have come to the end of another shining exhibition of Caribbean creativity. Over the past seven days, at CARIFESTA VIII here in Suriname, the…

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