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Don't Miss Out! Come Join Us: CARIFESTA XIII - August 17-27, 2017 Barbados
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Creative, healthy citizens capable of functioning in a knowledge-based global environment underscore the important role of culture in CARICOM’s agenda to build a resilient Community with improved quality of life for its people.

The Caribbean’s depth and diversity enjoy international acclaim. The only musical acoustic  instrument invented in the 20th  century – the steel pan - was produced in CARICOM. So too were:  Song of the Millennium – Bob Marley’s “One Love; the fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt and several Nobel Laureates, to cite other examples. At the regional level, the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) continues to offer a platform for regional practitioners to hone and... Read more

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CARIFESTA XIII Opening Ceremony postponed as Tropical Storm Harvey approaches Barbados

Posted: 18 August 2017 - Regional News
  Barbados Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, the Hon. Stephen Lashley (Photo via Barbados Government Information Service - FP)The Opening Ceremony of CARIFESTA XIII,
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Canada sending large contingent to CARIFESTA XIII

Posted: 16 August 2017 - Regional News
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
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CARIFESTA XIII – An opportunity for Regional economic progress

Posted: 16 August 2017 - Press Releases
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
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Increased security for upcoming CARIFESTA

Posted: 15 August 2017 - Regional News
Barbadians and visitors are being assured that the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) will be out in full force during the upcoming Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) in order to prevent
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Maximum Exposure For CARIFESTA XIII

Posted: 02 August 2017 - Regional News
  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
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Youth To Be Vital Part Of CARIFESTA

Posted: 31 July 2017 - Article
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
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Barbados building CARIFESTA legacy

Posted: 11 July 2017 - Article
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
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CARICOM Official lauds work of Regional Cultural Committee

Posted: 22 June 2017 - Press Releases
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
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Mega shopping mall for CARIFESTA XIII

Posted: 18 April 2017 - Article
Local and regional entrepreneurs will have a rare opportunity to showcase their products to international buyers as well as shoppers from the Caribbean when the new CARIFESTA Grand Market
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Live launch of CARIFESTA XIII today

Posted: 27 March 2017 - Press Releases
The  Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat wishes to advise that the Government of Barbados will  launch  CARIFESTA III today, Monday, 27 March 2017.With support from the
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CARIFESTA XIII Symposium

Posted: 21 March 2017 - Regional News
The Caribbean, the Arts and the Cultural Industries: Negotiating Tradition, Aesthetics, Economics and LegacyThe University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, in partnership with the Host Country
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CARIFESTA Grand Market registration opens

Posted: 09 February 2017 - Press Releases
Registration for the Grand Market and Buyers’ Mall for CARIFESTA XIII is now open.Producers of cultural products and services are encouraged to sign up for the event, which takes
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CARIFESTA jingle, logo winners announced

Posted: 19 September 2016 - Regional News
A veteran graphic grapher and seasoned jingle producer were each awarded USD$5,000.Darren Holder and Alan Lowe have succeeded in leaving their mark on ‘the Olympics of culture’
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Tri-nation animators, experts strengthening Caribbean creative industries

Posted: 26 July 2016 - Press Releases
Suriname was the hub of activities earlier this month to explore avenues for collaboration towards the development of the creative sector in the Caribbean as attention continues to be ramped up
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Guyana Animation Network (GAN) Launched

Posted: 05 July 2016 - Regional News
The Guyana Animation Network (GAN) was officially launched at an Open Day in the Generation Next Conference Hall in Georgetown, Guyana, on Saturday 2 July 2016. GAN is a network established to use it
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Prioritising the Caribbean Creative Industry through the Caribbean Creative Industries Management Unit (CCIMU)

Posted: 17 June 2016 - Regional News
Port-of-Spain, TRINIDAD, June 17, 2016.  The process of cultivating a buoyant and sustainable cultural and creative economy within the Caribbean is a step closer with the development of a
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CDB funding Caribbean music sector development

Posted: 04 June 2016 - Regional News
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean region is known and celebrated for reggae and dancehall, soca, zouk and other genres. Yet many regional artistes, performers, their managers and publishers do
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CARIFESTA XIII preparations: submissions invited for jingle, logo competitions

Posted: 06 May 2016 - Regional News
In preparation for this country’s hosting of the 13th edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) from August 17 to 27, 2017, the Government of Barbados is inviting submissions of
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Stakeholders set path for establishment of Regional creative industries body

Posted: 14 April 2016 - Regional News
Kingston, JAMAICA, April 13, 2016,  – The Caribbean is renowned worldwide for its creative culture, including music, folklore, crafts, festivals and carnivals. Despite making some
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Historic Exhibition of Caribbean Animation at IDB Washington DC

Posted: 16 March 2016 - Regional News
In celebration of the 15th Anniversary of Animae Caribe Festival, Founder and Creative Director Camille Selvon Abrahams was asked by the Inter-American Development Bank to collaborate on an
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Twenty-Ninth COHSOD concludes with focus on Animation for Development

Posted: 04 March 2016 - Press Releases
The Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) came to a close on Friday. Minister for Youth Development and Sports Saint Lucia Hon. Shawn Edward chaired the
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Remarks by Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque   At The   Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD)  (Youth and Culture)  3-¬4 March 2016 GEORGETOWN, Guyana

Posted: 03 March 2016 - Press Releases
It is my pleasure to warmly welcome you to the Twenty-Ninth Meeting of the Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) on Youth and Culture.  I welcome, especially, those of you who are
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‘Don’t disappoint Region’s youth’ – Assistant Secretary-General Slater

Posted: 03 March 2016 - Regional News
Assistant Secretary-General, Human and Social Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr. Douglas Slater, has implored Directors of Youth across the Region not to disappoint the youth. He was
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KingstOOn a springboard for the Caribbean’s animation industry

Posted: 19 February 2016 - Regional News
THE Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), World Bank and the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) all agree that KingstOOn 2016, scheduled for March 12-13 at the Edna Manley College, will have a region-wide
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Jamaica begins process to get reggae inscribed on UNESCO cultural heritage list

Posted: 09 February 2016 - Regional News
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday February 9, 2016 – Jamaica’s Ministry of Youth and Culture is moving to have reggae inscribed on the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural
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Jamaica Can Be Major Player In Animation Industry – Paulwell

Posted: 03 February 2016 - Regional News
Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, says, Jamaica has the potential to be a major player in the multibillion dollar global animation industry,Garfield L. Angus
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Edutainment

Posted: 29 December 2015 - Regional News
Edutainment is the term applied to a proven approach that combines mass communication of a positive and culturally relevant message with community outreach to address social issues in an effort
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CARICOM, Italy sign cooperation agreement

Posted: 10 December 2015 - Press Releases
​CARICOM and Italy signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation in areas of mutual interest, Thursday.CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and Italy’s
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Animation Bootcamp - Off To A Great Start!

Posted: 27 October 2015 - Regional News
For the past 14 years, the Animae Caribe Festival has been a project in research and development. What the annual animation festival has identified is a gap between education, training, learning, art
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‘Animating the Caribbean’ expanding its network

Posted: 24 October 2015 - Regional News
The Region’s largest animation and digital media festival, Animae Caribe, is staging its 14th edition of the festival from 27 – 31 October, 2015, in Trinidad and Tobago.At this
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