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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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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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Dominican and Haitian Artisans Receive Training from Cuban Masters

Posted: 13 October 2015 - Regional News
Twenty artisans from Haiti and the Dominican Republic have honed their design and craft skills following a 25-day training programme with two of Cuba’s most accomplished master artisans
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Bahamas PM: Creative Industries Must Feed Into Main Economic Pillars

Posted: 15 September 2015 - Regional News
With 60 percent of the Bahamian population under the age of 30 and a propensity for our youth for the pursuit of excellence in sports, art, music and cultural endeavours, Prime Minister the Rt. Hon.
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CARIFESTA XII closes on a high!

Posted: 31 August 2015 - Regional News
The twelfth edition of the Caribbean Festival of Arts CARIFESTA XII has come to a close. The ten-day mega cultural event ended with a closing ceremony at the Kiosque Ocide Jeanty in Champs Mas, Haiti
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Barbados Minister of Culture to represent CARICOM Chair at CARIFESTA – BGIS

Posted: 22 August 2015 - Regional News
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
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CARIFESTA- its symbolism, history, development

Posted: 04 August 2015 - Regional News
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
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OAS undertaking cultural project in CARICOM countries

Posted: 30 July 2015 - Regional News
Expanding the Socio-Economic Value of Cultural Heritage in the CaribbeanBRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC) – At least 14 Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are participating in an
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Carifesta XII ready and waiting Four Haitian cities in the spotlight

Posted: 22 July 2015 - Regional News
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
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Regional Cultural Committee issues Statement on DR actions

Posted: 13 July 2015 - Press Releases
STATEMENT FROM THE TWENTY-THIRD MEETING OF CARICOM’S REGIONAL CULTURAL COMMITTEE REGARDING RECENT ACTIONS BY THE STATE OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLICThe Regional Cultural
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Regional Cultural Committee meets in Haiti on CARIFESTA XII

Posted: 09 July 2015 - Regional News
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
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CARIFESTA XII begins August 21 in Haiti

Posted: 14 May 2015 - Regional News
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
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Dominica’s Kalinago People to Celebrate Indigenous Culture

Posted: 20 April 2015 - Regional News
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,
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Saint Lucia Jazz and Arts Festival draws internationally renowned talent

Posted: 18 April 2015 - Regional News
nternationally renowned performers taking centre-stage this year include singer/songwriter Robin Thicke, two-time Grammy winner Jon Secada, Jamaican reggae musician and
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Cultural agreement being worked out with Cuba

Posted: 17 April 2015 - Regional News
By Patricia ThangarajA 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
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