CARIFESTA XIII Preparations Gearing Up

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Preparations for the hosting of CARIFESTA XIII, the region’s largest arts festival, have shifted into high gear. So far, eight CARICOM countries have confirmed their participation, and Barbados is expected to play host to over 3,000 artists, artistes and artisans, their families and supporters from Thursday, August 17 to Sunday, August 27. In addition to early confirmers Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The …

PM Stuart To Attend Inter-Sessional Summit

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will leave the island tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15, to attend the Twenty-Eighth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Guyana, from February 16 to 17. Following the adoption of the Agenda, Heads of Government are expected to discuss a wide range of issues that are critical to the development of …

Grand Market Registration Open

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

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 place during CARIFESTA XIII from August 17 to 27. The Grand Market and Buyers’ Mall will be held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. Interested …

Support Services Wanted For CARIFESTA

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

Members of the public interested in providing support services for CARIFESTA XIII are invited to submit expressions of interest. They may be submitted under the following categories: Sales & Merchandising Services; Volunteer Services (open to persons 15 years and older); and Technical/Production Support Services. Tender submissions are also invited for the provision of carpentry and joinery services for CARIFESTA XIII’s …

Event Producers Wanted For CARIFESTA

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

The Host Country Management Committee of CARIFESTA XIII is inviting proposals from persons or organisations interested in producing events for the arts festival. Proposals should be submitted under three categories: the CARIFESTA XIII Signal Events; Barbados’ National Presentations during CARIFESTA XIII; and/or the Artistic Fringe of CARIFESTA XIII. Proposals should be emailed to Rhonda Greenidge at rhondagreenidge@carifesta.net, or rhonda.greenidge@barbados.gov.bb, no …

CARIFESTA XIII To Be Bigger & Better

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CARIFESTA XIII will be like no other before it! Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, expressed this view today as he updated members of the media on plans for Barbados’ hosting of the upcoming regional arts festival. Mr. Lashley stated that CARIFESTA was “no longer a festival where artistes meet and just have a show or display a …

CARIFESTA XIII Grand Market Meeting

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The Cultural Industries Development Authority (CIDA) is inviting owners of cultural businesses to a meeting on Friday, October 21, in the Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme’s training room at the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. The meeting will examine how cultural practitioners and providers of cultural services and experiences can …

Barbados Ready For Carifesta XIII

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Barbados is on track to host CARIFESTA XIII from August 17 to 27, 2017. This assurance was given this morning by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, at a press conference to announce the winners of the CARIFESTA logo and jingle competitions at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Telling stakeholders, members of the CARIFESTA committee and reporters that the country …

Lashley: Find Solutions To Maintain Buildings

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With the disrepair of culturally historic buildings such as the Daphne Joseph Hackett Theatre and the Empire Theatre, Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley, is of the opinion that a more sustained way must be found to manage our facilities. To this end, Mr. Lashley said a project would be launched to bring the Queen’s Park landmark “back to a state of …