Bahamas

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    CARIFESTA – Caribbean Festival of Arts

    The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) is a roving multi-disciplinary art festival which has been held in various CARICOM countries since its establishment in 1972. It is  a regional forum where artists, performers and  other  persons in the  field of  culture meet and  exchange  ideas through presentations  of  music, dance, drama, exhibitions on art, sculpture, poetry and  symposia, among others.…

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    CARICOM Youth Ambassadors

    The CARICOM Youth Ambassador Programme was launched in Saint Lucia in 1993 by the Heads of Government to mark the Twentieth Anniversary of CARICOM and was formally instituted in 1994. Since its inception, the Youth Ambassador Programme has contributed to increased youth knowledge and awareness of CARICOM issues and priorities; has raised the profile of young people at the national…

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    Ms Marion Berthel

    Marion Bethel, Bahamian by birth and quintessential Caribbean woman, is a distinguished attorney, scholar, poet, film-maker, essayist and short-story writer who has gained national, regional and international recognition and acclaim for her advocacy in the areas of gender equality and human rights. Ms. Bethel’s accomplishments have been shaped through a rich career and distinguished academic pursuits and achievements worldwide.  Our recipient…

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    Bahamas

    Key facts Date of Membership in CARICOM: 4 Jul 1983 – Learn more about membership in CARICOM Also Known as:The Place Where Worlds Meet (Source: The Heraldry of the Commonwealth Caribbean) Status of Independence:Independent 1973/07/10 Area: 13,939 sq km Capital City: Nassau Population: 377,000 (2013) Currency: Bahamian dollar B$ Highest National Award: Governor General Award Economy GDP Growth: 0.0% p.a.…

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