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  • Photo of Barbados Minister of Culture to represent CARICOM Chair at CARIFESTA – BGIS

    Barbados Minister of Culture to represent CARICOM Chair at CARIFESTA – BGIS

    Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, will lead a delegation to participate in the 12th edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts, CARIFESTA, to be hosted in Haiti later this month. Mr. Lashley will also represent Prime Minister Freundel Stuart at the Opening Ceremony on August 21, where he will deliver a message on behalf of the Prime…

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  • Photo of CARIFESTA- its symbolism, history, development

    CARIFESTA- its symbolism, history, development

    The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) is an exhibition of the diverse cultures of the countries and islands that are washed by the Caribbean Sea. This Festival is a progeny of several initiatives that were aimed at stimulating regional integration. The celebration of Caribbean arts hosted by Puerto Rico in 1952, the 1958 British West Indian Federation and the Caribbean…

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  • Photo of OAS undertaking cultural project in CARICOM countries

    OAS undertaking cultural project in CARICOM countries

    Expanding the Socio-Economic Value of Cultural Heritage in the Caribbean BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – At least 14 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are participating in an innovative-multi-nation initiative aimed at identifying untapped cultural heritage resources and to develop new tools for monitoring and incentivising their protection. The Organisation of American States (OAS) project which is being funded by the United States, is…

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  • Photo of Can Creative Industry evolve into the Region’s new economy?

    Can Creative Industry evolve into the Region’s new economy?

    (First published in the CARICOM Secretariat Publication, CARICOM View (CARIFESTA: Showcase of Caribbean Culture, July-September 2007) Riding in a chartered bus in downtown Kingston, Jamaica last year, Eddy Grant, the leading Barbados-based, Guyana-born Caribbean pop singer, music mogul and entrepreneur, pondered the future of the Caribbean given its continued dependence on traditional export commodities like rice, sugar and bananas. “The time for…

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  • Photo of Carifesta XII ready and waiting Four Haitian cities in the spotlight

    Carifesta XII ready and waiting Four Haitian cities in the spotlight

    Boukman Eksperyans, one of Haiti's best known music bands, had guests on their feet as Carifesta XII was launched in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince last Tuesday. The band's rousing performance capped a week of location tours and planning meetings by culture officials and artistic directors from across the Caribbean. It was the final regional-level meeting before the opening of…

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  • Photo of Regional Cultural Committee issues Statement on DR actions

    Regional Cultural Committee issues Statement on DR actions

    STATEMENT FROM THE TWENTY-THIRD MEETING OF CARICOM’S REGIONAL CULTURAL COMMITTEE REGARDING RECENT ACTIONS BY THE STATE OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC The Regional Cultural Committee,               -Acknowledging its role as the vanguard and custodian of cultural development in CARICOM; -Acknowledging and recognising that the culture of the people of the region is deeply rooted in our diasporic history and is therefore central…

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  • Photo of Regional Cultural Committee meets in Haiti on CARIFESTA XII

    Regional Cultural Committee meets in Haiti on CARIFESTA XII

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Regional Cultural Committee (RCC) is currently in Haiti for its twenty-third meeting from 8-9 July, 2015. The main topic for discussion  is  preparation for the Twelfth Caribbean Festival of Art (CARIFESTA XII) which will take place across five cities in Haiti from 21-30 August, 2015. Speaking at the opening of the meeting, Programme Manager, Culture, at the…

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  • Photo of CARIFESTA XII begins August 21 in Haiti

    CARIFESTA XII begins August 21 in Haiti

    The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XII) 2015 will be hosted in Haiti August 21-30. Information about the festival can be obtained at the CARIFESTA XII website www.carifesta.net . The website can be viewed in both English and French. For current updates on preparation for the Festival you may also check Twitter, Instagram andFacebook. The Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) is a multi-disciplinary, mega event that…

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  • Photo of Culture and Integration- CARIFESTA 2013

    Culture and Integration- CARIFESTA 2013

    As Head of State of Suriname, I must acknowledge that it is a privilege to organise the eleventh CARIFESTA, `Culture for Development: Celebrating our Diversity and Promoting the Central Role of Culture in Economic, Social and Human Development’ in August 2013. Being a member of the Caribbean Community, my country experiences this moment of preparation in connection with the Caribbean…

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  • Photo of Dominica’s Kalinago People to Celebrate Indigenous Culture

    Dominica’s Kalinago People to Celebrate Indigenous Culture

    The rich culture and heritage of the Kalinagos will be on display from July 3rd to 5th, 2015. The indigenous people of Dominica are proud of their history and are preparing to portray the culture, color and traditions that make them unique. They will host the first ever Kalinago Indigenous Festival, which will include an art and craft exhibition, an agriculture…

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