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  • 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 CARIFESTA XIV tops agenda of Regional Cultural Committee Meeting

    CARIFESTA XIV tops agenda of Regional Cultural Committee Meeting

    The hosting of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIV) in August 2019 in Trinidad and Tobago is at the top of the agenda of the Twenty-Sixth Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) being held this week at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. Directors of Culture as well as representatives from various Regional Cultural stakeholders converged at the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM and Georgia look to strengthen ties – new Georgian Ambassador accredited

    CARICOM and Georgia look to strengthen ties – new Georgian Ambassador accredited

    The Republic of Georgia’s new Ambassador to CARICOM HE David Solomonia on Wednesday presented his credentials to CARICOM’s Deputy Secretary-General Ambassador Manorma Soeknandan at the Secretariat’s Headquarters in Georgetown, Guyana. The Deputy Secretary-General noted that CARICOM is in the process of finalising a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation with Georgia, the purpose of which is to strengthen political, commercial, economic,…

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  • Photo of Cultural traditions, country colours, costumes on show as CARIFESTA XIII opens

    Cultural traditions, country colours, costumes on show as CARIFESTA XIII opens

    After having to be rescheduled due to Tropical storm Harvey, CARIFESTA XIII officially opened Sunday evening in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Caribbean Region’s premier festival was declared open by Barbados Culture Minister, the Hon. Stephen Lashley at a ceremony held at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown. Prime Minister of Barbados, the Right Hon. Freundel Stuart, and Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, as…

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  • Photo of Canada sending large contingent to CARIFESTA XIII

    Canada sending large contingent to CARIFESTA XIII

    More than 66 artists, spearheaded by the Canadian-Caribbean Arts Network (C-CAN), are heading to Barbados for CARIFESTA XIII which opens later this week, the TorontoCaribbean media outfit has reported. “I am still pinching myself because at one point in time I had given up hope that it would ever happen,” confessed Rhoma Spencer, Artistic Director of C-CAN as she sat down for…

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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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  • Photo of Maximum Exposure For CARIFESTA XIII

    Maximum Exposure For CARIFESTA XIII

        CARIFESTA XIII will not lack for exposure thanks to the signing of two agreements – The Host Broadcasters Agreement with the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC); and a Memorandum of Understanding with the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU). In a brief signing ceremony this afternoon at his Ministry in Sky Mall, Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley, announced that CBC had been…

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  • Youth To Be Vital Part Of CARIFESTA

    CARIFESTA’s Youth Talk is expected to take the regional festival “to another dimension of the arts” in Barbados. This is according to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Ruth Blackman, who identified the youth and the cultural industries as the two significant elements to be focused on at the festival. She made these remarks on Thursday at the…

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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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  • CARICOM Official lauds work of Regional Cultural Committee

    Director of Human Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Ms Myrna Bernard, on Wednesday lauded the Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) for its many achievements over the past two decades. Ms. Bernard was speaking at the opening ceremony of the Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana, 21-23 July, 2017. Ms. Myrna Bernard  said the RCC was instrumental in developing a…

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