Culture and Sports – centre-stage at CARICOM Heads Meeting

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, The Bahamas, Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson  (r) presenting a gift of publications on Bahamian culture and sports to the Most Honorable P.J Patterson, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, after the opening session of the Twenty-Sixth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of  CARICOM Heads of Government. Sharing in the moment are the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie, Chairman of CARICOM and  Prime Minister of The Bahamas and CARICOM Secretary-General Ambassador  Irwin LaRocque.

Mr. Patterson, on the invitation of the CARICOM Chairman, made a special presentation to the Inter-Sessional Meeting on Thursday on “Leveraging CARICOM’s Human, Cultural and Natural Assets for the Economic Development of the Community”.

“Caribbean nations must capitalise on our phenominal cultural and creative output, so much of which is attributable to our rich ethnic mix and the variety of indigenous folklore and innate skills. The creative industries offer the larger Caribbean feasible options to leapfrog into high growth areas of the global economy by showcasing to the world its distinctive cultural content,” the former Prime Minister told the Meeting.

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