Initiatives To Facilitate Building Of Cultural Industries Are To Be Announced

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says the Government will shortly be making announcements in relation to the introduction of initiatives to facilitate the building of cultural industries here.

He made the disclosure during a News Conference on Tuesday, as he provided the media with an update on the issues discussed at the 26th Intersessional Meeting of Caricom, held in the Bahamas last month.

The Prime Minister said a lot of attention was given to how regional Governments could more fully utilize Caricom’s human, cultural and natural assets for the economic development of the region.

He said the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be moving to establish an Inter-Ministerial body, to address the development of cultural industries.

Dr. Gonsalves said the former Prime Minister of Jamaica P.J. Patterson presented a paper on the issue during last week’s meeting, and several interesting ideas emerged from the discussion which followed.

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