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  • Photo of Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival draws internationally renowned talent

    Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival draws internationally renowned talent

    nternationally renowned performers taking centre-stage this year include singer/songwriter Robin Thicke, two-time Grammy winner Jon Secada, Jamaican reggae musician and actor Jimmy Cliff, Latin sensation Timbalive, American rapper Flo Rida, acclaimed Paris-based pianist Alain Jean Marie and two-time Grammy nominee Joey DeFranceso featuring Grant Stewart.  The 11-day St. Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival kicks off on April 30 and runs through May 10 featuring hundreds of musical performances and art showcases throughout the island. Locations span…

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  • Photo of Cultural agreement being worked out with Cuba

    Cultural agreement being worked out with Cuba

    By Patricia Thangaraj A Cultural Co-operation Agreement is currently being negotiated between Barbados and Cuba. This was revealed by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, who spoke at a press conference on the announcement of two young Barbadian artists, Ewan Atkinson and Alberta Whittle, who have been selected to participate in the Havana Biennial and the Venice Biennial…

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  • Photo of Barbados To Host CARIFESTA 2017

    Barbados To Host CARIFESTA 2017

    “Barbados will be hosting Carifesta in 2017.”  Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley made the announcement, yesterday, during a press conference at the Ministry’s Headquarters at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St Michael. According to the Minister, this ‘huge venture’ fits directly under the ministry’s mandate “to propel the growth of the cultural industries and to support our artistes.” “We can reap…

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  • Photo of Jennifer Hudson Set to Headline Tobago Jazz Experience

    Jennifer Hudson Set to Headline Tobago Jazz Experience

    Music superstar Jennifer Hudson is set to headline the Tobago Jazz Experience this year, organizers announced. Hudson will lead a lineup that includes Jill Scott, Kool and the Gang and Miguel, among others. The festival will be hosted at locations including Speyside, Signal Hill, Castara and Pigeon Point Heritage Park, with each community hosting multiple events and performances. “The Division…

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  • Photo of Greater international prospects for Caribbean music

    Greater international prospects for Caribbean music

    Growing the multi- million dollar Caribbean Music Industry will be a major focus of the 3rd CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum which will be held April 15-16 at the Hilton Rose Hall, Montego Bay Jamaica. David Sanders, Producer at Coke Studio Africa, Eldar Ástþórsson, Senior PR Manager – Europe, CCP Games and Ylir Music Fund, Ronald ‘Boo’ Hinkson, Performer/Artiste and Jeffrey “Assassin” Campbell, Jamaican/International…

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  • Photo of St. Kitts and Nevis youth unleash spoken word potential

    St. Kitts and Nevis youth unleash spoken word potential

    ‘Vybzing with the Youth’, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture in St. Kitts and Nevis and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) hosted a spoken word exercise, at the Sweet Lime restaurant on Saturday, March 28, entitled ‘Vybzing, St. Kitts and Nevis Spoken Word Workshop’. Held under the theme, ‘Creative Industries and Youth: Unleashing Potential and Growth’,…

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  • Photo of The Skin makes regional site’s movies to watch list

    The Skin makes regional site’s movies to watch list

    A regional website, Caribbean & CO, has listed Antiguan film The Skin as one of 10 movies to watch. The supernatural thriller by HaMa films will become a part of a Caribbean Film database which will be launched later this year during the 10th annual Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival. The database will include feature-length independent Caribbean fiction, documentary and experimental feature films…

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  • Photo of UNESCO African Ancestry Project to be Launched in Nevis

    UNESCO African Ancestry Project to be Launched in Nevis

    (NATCOM) – St. Kitts, April 1, 2015: In an information statement released by the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society (NHCS), Executive Director, Evelyn Henville said her organization is about to launch a project entitled “Educating the Population of St. Kitts and Nevis on Afro-Caribbean Ancestry” next Tuesday (April 07). Ms. Henville stated that implementation of the programme otherwise dubbed “The…

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  • Photo of Caribbean Export Awards €700,000 to Agri-business and Handicraft Firms in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

    Caribbean Export Awards €700,000 to Agri-business and Handicraft Firms in Haiti and the Dominican Republic

    The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) has awarded €700,000 to 31 firms and Business Support Organizations (BSOs) in Haiti and the Dominican Republic via the Binational Grants Programme, as part of the Haiti/Dominican Republic Binational Programme, Commerce Component, funded by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF). The announcement was made at the launch and reimbursement workshops…

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  • Photo of Use Memorial to say no to racism, discrimination: Jamaica’s Prime Minister

    Use Memorial to say no to racism, discrimination: Jamaica’s Prime Minister

    Today is a significant day in history especially for Africans at home and in the Diaspora.  As Bob Marley sang: “There’s a natural mystic flowing through the air. If you listen carefully you will hear.” Today, is all the more fitting for this International Day of Commemoration, as it was on March 25, 1807 that one European nation, Britain, passed…

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