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  • Photo of CARIFESTA XIII concludes; Trinidad and Tobago next host

    CARIFESTA XIII concludes; Trinidad and Tobago next host

    The curtains came down on the thirteenth edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts CARIFESTA XIII last evening. The ten-day mega cultural event ended with a closing ceremony at Kensington Oval Ground, President Kennedy Drive, Bridgetown, Barbados. The night’s activities included a culmination of performances from various Caribbean countries that have performed throughout the festival and the passing of the…

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  • Photo of Colourful display as CARIFESTA XIII gets underway

    Colourful display as CARIFESTA XIII gets underway

    After having to be rescheduled from Friday due to the passage of Tropical Storm Harvey, the official Opening Ceremony for CARIFESTA XIII took place on Sunday, with Barbados’ Minister of Culture Hon. Stephen Lashley declaring the festival open. The ceremony at  the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown was attended by Barbados’ Prime the Rt. Hon. Freundel Stuart;  Secretary General of the…

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  • Photo of CARIFESTA XIII – An opportunity for Regional economic progress

    CARIFESTA XIII – An opportunity for Regional economic progress

    Asserting our future, celebrating ourselves is the theme for the thirteenth  Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIII), which  takes place in Barbados on August 17-27, 2017. CARIFESTA has been the Caribbean Community’s premier art and culture festival since 1972. This roving event attracts artists and culture professionals from over 30 countries in the Region and has been held 12 times…

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  • Barbados building CARIFESTA legacy

    CARIFESTA XIII promises to be to be a diverse festival with a lasting legacy. During a media update in his Sky Mall office on Monday, Minister with responsibility for Culture, Stephen Lashley highlighted several plans for the Festival. One notable feature referred to by the Minister was the Grand Market and Buyer’s Mall. He pointed out that since Barbados had…

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  • Photo of PANCAP CONGRATULATES GOVERNMENT OF BARBADOS AND LADYMEADE REFERENCE UNIT ON 15 YEAR MILESTONE AND SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF ‘TREAT ALL’ PROGRAMME

    PANCAP CONGRATULATES GOVERNMENT OF BARBADOS AND LADYMEADE REFERENCE UNIT ON 15 YEAR MILESTONE AND SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF ‘TREAT ALL’ PROGRAMME

    – Director of PANCAP lauds Ladymeade Reference Unit for integral role in ‘Treat All’ Implementation   Thursday, June 22, 2017 (PANCAP Coordinating Unit, CARICOM Secretariat): The Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) congratulates the Government of Barbados and the Ladymeade Reference Unit (LRU) on 15 years of providing quality HIV and STI services for the people of Barbados…

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  • Live launch of CARIFESTA XIII today

    The  Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat wishes to advise that the Government of Barbados will  launch  CARIFESTA III today, Monday, 27 March 2017. With support from the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) of Barbados, radio and television services in the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) will have the opportunity to transmit the regional media launch of CARIFESTA XIII, rights-free. The launch will be…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretariat salutes Risk Insurance Facility for meeting the region’s needs

    CARICOM Secretariat salutes Risk Insurance Facility for meeting the region’s needs

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has congratulated the CCRIF SPC on its Tenth (10th) Anniversary. A segregated portfolio company (SPC), CCRIF SPC was formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF). The company has been lauded as the world’s first regional parametric risk insurance pool, and another CARICOM best practice that can be shared with the world. According to the…

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  • Photo of Barbados Ratifies CONSLE Protocol

    Barbados Ratifies CONSLE Protocol

    Barbados has ratified the Protocol Amending the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas to incorporate the Council for National Security and Law Enforcement (CONSLE) as an Organ of the Community, and the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS) as an Institution of the Community. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart signed the Protocol and deposited the Instrument of Ratification on behalf of…

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  • Photo of Barbados gets ready for CARIFESTA

    Barbados gets ready for CARIFESTA

    Official 2017 CARIFESTA Logo  (Barbados Today) Barbados is pumping millions into hosting the 13th edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) this summer, just weeks after this year’s Crop Over Festival, with renovations to performing venues on the cards and social media being used as a key tool to drive people here. Minister of Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Stephen Lashley said…

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  • Embrace value of pursuing excellence’ – PM Stuart on Barbados 50th anniversary

    As Barbados celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence today, Prime Minister Freundel Stuart  rallied his countrymen and women to pursue excellence, since there was no room for mediocrity in “any area of our lives”.   In a message to mark the occasion, Prime Minister Stuart said that the pursuit of excellence was the surest way of steering ourselves infallibly away from…

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