Creative Industries

  • Photo of Trinidad and Tobago signs CARIFESTA XIV Host Country Agreement.

    Trinidad and Tobago signs CARIFESTA XIV Host Country Agreement.

    As the excitement builds in the lead up to this country’s hosting of the Caribbean’s premiere Festival of the Arts in 2019, Dr. the Honourable Keith Rowley, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago signed the Host Country Agreement for CARIFESTA XIV with Ambassador Irwin La Rocque, Secretary General of CARICOM. The signing took place on Tuesday December 4th, 2018 at…

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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 CARICOM-Mexico Summit: Joint Declaration

    CARICOM-Mexico Summit: Joint Declaration

    We, the Heads of State and/or Government of the Caribbean Community Member States and Mexico, gathered in Belize City, Belize, to hold the Fourth CARICOM–Mexico Summit; Inspired by four decades of dialogue and friendship; Committed to strengthening ties between CARICOM and Mexico; Dedicated to the integrated regional development and the economic prosperity of our countries; Inspired by Mexico’s renewed commitment…

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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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  • 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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