culture

  • Photo of Industry Minister Encourages Regional Private Sector To Embrace Soca

    Industry Minister Encourages Regional Private Sector To Embrace Soca

    KINGSTON, Jamaica March 20, 2015 – Industry, Investment, and Commerce Minister, Anthony Hylton, is encouraging regional private sector interests to embrace the proposed Services of the Caribbean (SOCA) initiative. The initiative seeks to position the services sector as the new focus of United States-CARICOM trade and investment relations, under the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI). Mr. Hylton told a public forum, hosted…

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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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  • 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 Culture and Sports – centre-stage at CARICOM Heads Meeting

    Culture and Sports – centre-stage at CARICOM Heads Meeting

    Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, The Bahamas, Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson  (r) presenting a gift of publications on Bahamian culture and sports to the Most Honorable P.J Patterson, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, after the opening session of the Twenty-Sixth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Conference of  CARICOM Heads of Government. Sharing in the moment are the Rt. Hon. Perry…

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  • Antigua and Barbuda to launch UN International Decade for People of African Descent

    The Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the Antigua and Barbuda Reparations Support Commission will this evening (Thursday) launch the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent under the theme ‘People of African descent: recognition, justice and development’.  The UN General Assembly, of which Antigua and Barbuda is a member, has proclaimed 2015-2024 as the International Decade for People…

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  • Photo of CARICOM’s Human, Cultural and Natural assets – focus of attention at  CARICOM Inter-sessional

    CARICOM’s Human, Cultural and Natural assets – focus of attention at CARICOM Inter-sessional

    (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)  “Young people matter. They matter because an unprecedented 1.8 billion youth are alive today, and because they are the shapers and leaders of our global future. They matter because they have inherent human rights that must be fulfilled. “ (UNFPA State of the World Population Report 2014)   The upcoming Inter-sessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads…

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  • Time is ripe to export Caribbean culture – lifestyle entrepreneur

    Caribbean culture is ‘hot’ on the international market right now, says lifestyle entrepreneur Juliette Maughan. And with that, she says more creative persons should be looking to take their products and services to the world. The well-travelled consultant, who has done work in Human Rights, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Gender and Youth Mainstreaming, as well as co-editing a recently published…

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  • Photo of Jamaica’s Ziggy Marley Wins Grammy

    Jamaica’s Ziggy Marley Wins Grammy

    Kingston, Jamaica — Ziggy Marley won his third solo Best Reggae Grammy at The Grammy Awards held in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theatre, on Sunday. His set, the 10-track album, Fly Rasta . Marley, 46, got the nod over SOJA’s Amid the Noise; Sly & Robbie featuring Spicy Chocolate (The Reggae Power); Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry (Back on The Controls);…

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