• 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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    Magda Lois Muriel Pollard

    Magda Lois Muriel Pollard, national of Guyana, and stalwart women’s activist was fittingly bestowed the honour of the fourth CARICOM Triennial Award for Women in 1993. Throughout her country of birth and the wider Caribbean region, the name Magda Pollard is synonymous with the movement for women’s empowerment and women’s rights. The creation of a liberating and sustaining environment for…

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    Professor Joycelin Massiah

    In acknowledgement of her exceptional career accomplishments,Professor Joycelin Massiah was conferred the CARICOM Triennial Award for Women in 1996. A true Caribbean citizen, Professor Massiah’s life path transcends Caribbean boundaries having been born in Guyana, studied and worked for several years in Jamaica and now residing as a citizen of Barbados. As a renowned Caribbean academic, scholar and intellectual, she…

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    Sir Shridath Ramphal

    Sir Shridath Ramphal, a national of Guyana, and an international figure of repute received the honour of membership of the Order of the Caribbean Community in the first conferment of 1992. A recipient of numerous awards and honours from several countries, international bodies and academic institutions, including Knighthood from Her Majesty the Queen of England, he has served with distinction…

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    Ms. Penelope DeFreitas

    Ms. Penelope DeFreitas has over 7 years of teaching experience within the Department of Computer Science.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and post graduate diploma in Education from the University of Guyana.  Ms. DeFreitas also holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of the West Indies.   Ms. DeFreitas’ research interests lie in the areas…

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    Key facts Date of Membership in CARICOM: 1 Aug 1973 Also Known as:Land of Many Waters Status of Independence:Independent 1966/01/18 Area: 216,970 km2 (83,000 miles2) Capital City: Georgetown Population: 800,000 (2013) Currency: Guyana Dollar Highest National Award: Order of Excellence (OE) Economy GDP: EC$7,614Mn (2012) GDP Growth: 4.6% p.a. 2009–13 GNI: US$3.1bn GNI PC: US$3,750 GDP per Capita: EC$7, 614…

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    Ms. Zeenat Williams

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    Nikita Innis

    My name is Nikita Inniss. As a young girl I envisioned myself following one of three career paths either in the medical field as a Doctor, in Education as a Teacher, or in Aviation as a pilot. The region where I came from was considered remote at the time of my childhood and those career choices were considered as a…

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    Feriel Ally

    “I began my career in aviation as a private pilot ferrying sawmill spare parts and payroll to my father’s timber concessions. I then advanced to a commercial pilot where I have served our remote hinterland communities for over the past twenty years. Knowing that aviation is the lifeline to the development of these communities gives me the most satisfaction. In…

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