cultural industries

  • Photo of CARICOM looking to Creatives For Input, Ideas to Bolster Post COVID-19 Resilience

    CARICOM looking to Creatives For Input, Ideas to Bolster Post COVID-19 Resilience

    Assistant Secretary General in charge of Human and Social Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr. Douglas Slater, told regional culture stakeholders from government and the artistic community that their input and ideas were crucial to post COVID-19 resilience. He was speaking at the beginning of the ‘First Regional Dialogue on Culture in a COVID-19 Environment’ which was held virtually on…

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  • Photo of Initiatives To Facilitate Building Of Cultural Industries Are To Be Announced

    Initiatives To Facilitate Building Of Cultural Industries Are To Be Announced

    Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves says the Government will shortly be making announcements in relation to the introduction of initiatives to facilitate the building of cultural industries here. He made the disclosure during a News Conference on Tuesday, as he provided the media with an update on the issues discussed at the 26th Intersessional Meeting of Caricom, held in the…

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  • Time to open the doors for domestic workers, artisans

    Shantal Munro-Knight, Executive Director of the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), has stressed the need for domestic workers and artisans to have their rights observed under the CSME Free Movement regime. She told The Barbados Advocate yesterday after a press conference at the Blue Horizon Hotel, “The main point is that these are workers that have been given a right…

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  • CARICOM heads agree to focus on sports tourism and cultural industries

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     CARICOM heads have decided to place emphasis on developing cultural and creative industries and a sports sector to boost their economies. The announcement was made at the closing press conference for the two-day 26th Inter-sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government on Friday afternoon by Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government and…

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  • Caribbean writers, animators create appealing children’s stories

    Caribbean writers and animators have taken up the call for creating their own stories using tools and media that appeal to children. The newest product in the market is the series about Magnus the Mongoose. Even though the series is aimed at children aged 3-6, older children will also be able to appreciate the content. Magnus the Mongoose is the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM places emphasis on sports tourism, cultural industries

    CARICOM places emphasis on sports tourism, cultural industries

    Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government have decided to place emphasis on developing their cultural and creative industries and sports sectors to boost their economies. The announcement was made at the closing press conference of the two-day 26th Intersessional Meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government on Friday afternoon by Chairman of the Community and Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Rt. Hon. Perry Christie. We…

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  • Photo of Jamaica can earn big from trillion-dollar film industry

    Jamaica can earn big from trillion-dollar film industry

    News Americas Now, NEW YORK, NY, Monday, February 23, 2015: Vice President for Export and Market Development at Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO), Robert Scott, says the country can reap tremendous benefits from development of the local film industry, including tapping into the trillion-dollar global movie-making market. He said that in addition to honing local talent, the island can attract a…

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  • Empowerment continues for cultural industries workers in St. Kitts and Nevis

    Creative and Cultural Industry (CCI) workers in St. Kitts and Nevis have another opportunity to become empowered with knowledge about intellectual property right procedures at a National Copyright Seminar scheduled for 26 and 27 January, 2015. Organised by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in collaboration with the Intellectual Property Office of St. Kitts and Nevis, the Seminar is targeting…

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  • Coke-Hamilton Sees Diversification in Agro-Processing and Cultural Industries

    Bridgetown, BARBADOS, November 12, 2014.  While indicating the potential for the Caribbean to grow exports of agro-processed goods and increase earnings from the cultural industries a two-day conference on exports and the private sector has heard repeated calls for more Caribbean-centric data to guide policy. Executive Director of the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) Pamela Coke-Hamilton identified agro-processed goods…

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  • Role for EPA in Unlocking Economic Value of Region’s Cultural Industries, Sporting Sectors

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Unlocking the economic value of the cultural industries and sporting sectors of the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) holds much promise for development prospects, especially at a time when there has been a significant reduction in traditional revenue streams. The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) represents an important ‘key’ for the…

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