• Photo of Shakeem Howell

    Shakeem Howell

    Mr Shakeem Howell is a young professional with eleven (11) years of experience in the Communications field.  He is passionate about youth and social advocacy and is the Leader of the “Opposition Business” of the Barbados National Youth Parliament. He discovered his voice and love for advocacy as a student leader championing the rights of his colleagues when he addressed…

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    Ashley Lashley

    Ashley Lashley is a 23-year-old Barbadian UNICEF youth advocate who has a wide focus on social development issues, particularly in health, the environment, children and women’s rights. Ashley began her journey in 2015 with the establishment of the “Schools Against Non- Communicable Diseases” when she was sixteen (16) years old. Ashley was crowned Miss Teen Barbados in 2016 and Miss…

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    Dame Billie Miller

    CITATION FOR THE AWARD Of THE ORDER OF THE CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (OCC) TO DAME BILLIE MILLER D.A., BCH, LL.D (Hon), AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY A Life Dedicated to Service Introduction Today we have the pleasure of honouring one of the most distinguished daughters of the Caribbean, Dame Billie Miller of Barbados, who has lived a life of dedicated service to…

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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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    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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