Creative Industries

  • Barbados building CARIFESTA legacy

    CARIFESTA XIII promises to be to be a diverse festival with a lasting legacy. During a media update in his Sky Mall office on Monday, Minister with responsibility for Culture, Stephen Lashley highlighted several plans for the Festival. One notable feature referred to by the Minister was the Grand Market and Buyer’s Mall. He pointed out that since Barbados had…

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  • Mega shopping mall for CARIFESTA XIII

    Local and regional entrepreneurs will have a rare opportunity to showcase their products to international buyers as well as shoppers from the Caribbean when the new CARIFESTA Grand Market and Buyer’s Shopping Mall opens at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) on August 17. Described by coordinator Andre Hoyte as a ‘Shopping Mall’, the traditional grand market of CARIFESTA has been redesigned specifically to attract…

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  • Photo of Sir Derek Walcott was ‘a true Cultural Icon’ – CARICOM SG

    Sir Derek Walcott was ‘a true Cultural Icon’ – CARICOM SG

    MESSAGE OF CONDOLENCE FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL, CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM) AMBASSADOR IRWIN LAROCQUE ON THE PASSING OF SIR DEREK ALTON WALCOTT, KCSL, OBE, OCC   On behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), I wish to express profound sympathy on the passing of internationally acclaimed Caribbean poet and playwright, Saint Lucian born, Nobel Laureate, Sir Derek Walcott, OCC. Sir Derek, a prolific…

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  • Photo of Remarks by Dr. Hilary Brown Programme Manager, Culture and Community Development Twenty-Second Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) Opening Ceremony Georgetown, Guyana  18 June, 2014

    Remarks by Dr. Hilary Brown Programme Manager, Culture and Community Development Twenty-Second Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) Opening Ceremony Georgetown, Guyana 18 June, 2014

    It is a pleasure to warmly welcome all of you to the Twenty-Second Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee (the RCC), a body that has been in existence for over 25 years, having first met on 6-7 June 1987 in Trinidad and Tobago. A very special welcome to the representatives of Member States who are attending the RCC for the…

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  • St Lucia Government Planning to Enact Creative Industries Bill

    St Lucia will move to enact a Creative Industries Bill for the country during the upcoming parliamentary session, according to St Lucia Governor General Dame Pearlette Louisy. The bill would follow the lead set by Barbados, which led the region in enacting its landmark Cultural Industries Development Bill. “This is an important vehicle for generating employment for young persons as…

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  • Don’t ignore the creative industries

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – It is estimated that there are as many Jamaicans living abroad as there are in Jamaica. This is because many people who are of Jamaican descent, but who have not themselves been to Jamaica, claim Jamaican identity. This is undoubtedly a definite sign of the strength of the values, patterns of thought, and behaviour that are distinctly…

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        (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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  • 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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    (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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  • 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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