Barbados

  • Photo of CARIFESTA – Caribbean Festival of Arts

    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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    CARICOM Single Market and Economy

    CSME stands for CARICOM Single Market & Economy. The CSME Unit of the CARICOM Secretariat is the impementation office which assists the Member States in fulfilling the requirements of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas. The Caribbean Free Trade Area (CARIFTA) served as the governing body to remove tariffs and other barriers to intra-regional trade in Goods. In 1973, the CARIFTA agreement was…

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    Dame Ruth Nita Barrow

    In any consideration of exceptional women of the Caribbean, the name Dame Nita Barrow, second recipient of the CARICOM Triennial Award, assumes much significance. A distinguished and highly celebrated Caribbean citizen, the late Dame Ruth Nita Barrow gave extraordinary service to Barbados, her country of birth, and the region as a whole and is revered as one of the outstanding…

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    Hon George Lamming

    CHB : CITATION FOR THE ORDER OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY 2008 George Lamming, poet, novelist, essay writer, orator, lecturer, teacher, editor and tireless activist for a new world-order and a New-World order, seems to have entered the world of Caribbean letters as an elder statesman. Born on June 8, 1927 in Carrington Village, Barbados, Lamming attended Roebuck’s Boys’ School from…

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    Professor Violet Eudine Barriteau

    The acceptance of women as authority figures or as role models is an important step in female education…..It is this process of identification, respect, and then self-respect that promotes growth. Judy Chicago. Professor Violet Eudine Barriteau, is both an exemplary authority figure in her role as Deputy Principal and Professor of Gender and Public Policy of the University of the…

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    Sir Garfield Sobers

    For the cricketing world of the West Indies, Sir Garfield Sobers, a Barbados national, is an embodiment of excellence and a symbol of West Indian pride. Cricketer par excellence, Sir Garfield distinguished himself as a superior cricketer, classified as the greatest all rounder ever. For this outstanding contribution to the Region through his remarkable career as Captain and player of…

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    Sir George Alleyne

    Barbadian Sir George Alleyne’s exceptional accomplishments in public and international health earned him the deserving honour of membership of the Order of the Caribbean Community in the fourth conferment of 2001. A true believer in the Region of his birth, Sir George Alleyne dedicated the greater part of his career in Medicine and Health Care to uplifting the standard of…

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    Barbados

    Key facts Date of Membership in CARICOM: 1 Aug 1973 Also Known as:Land Of The Flying Fish Status of Independence:Independent 2038/01/18 Area: 431 km2 (166.4 miles2) Capital City: Bridgetown Population: 285,000 (2013) Currency: Barbados Dollar Bds$ Highest National Award: Knight or Dame of St. Andrew Economy GDP Growth: 0.9% p.a. 1990–2013 GNI: US$4.2bn GNI PC: US$15,172 Key dates in history…

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    CARIFESTA XIII

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