Apply Now For CARIFESTA XIII Refund

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Persons seeking refunds for events that were cancelled or rescheduled during CARIFESTA XIII, including the partial refund for season tickets for the Grand Market and Buyers Shipping Mall, have until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 15, to apply for their refunds. Refunds will be processed at the CARIFESTA Secretariat in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Sky Mall Haggatt …

En Plein Air Artists Showcase Their Skills

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The historic architecture of Speightstown, the sparkling azure waters on the west coast and the rugged terrain of Chalky Mount, all provided panoramic views for local artists who participated in CARIFESTA XIII’s En Plein Air Painting event. En plein air is the act of painting outdoors. In French, it means “open air” or “outside”. This form of painting has been …

PM: CARIFESTA XIII A Great Success

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has described CARIFESTA XIII, held in Barbados from August 17 – 27, as being “a phenomenal success”. Mr. Stuart noted that in any undertaking, whether small or large, challenges often appeared at the last minute to thwart even the best laid plans. He noted that in Barbados, nature intervened to test to the limits the logistical …

Lashley: Grade ‘A’ For CARIFESTA XIII

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CARIFESTA XIII has been a resounding success. This declaration came from Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, who delivered the feature remarks at the Official Closing Ceremony of CARIFESTA XIII which was held at the Kensington Oval on Sunday night. While addressing the massive crowd gathered at the Oval to celebrate the end of the region’s largest arts …

Ministry Dealing With CARIFESTA Issues

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Several changes have been made to the operations of CARIFESTA XIII to resolve some of the major issues being experienced. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, disclosed this last evening, as he spoke to the media during a tour of the Grand Market and Buyer’s Shopping Mall held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Mr. Lashley noted that the CARIFESTA XIII …

CARIFESTA XIII Is Under Way

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CARIFESTA XIII has officially begun. The pulsating rhythms of the region, and its electrifying colours of costumes have been brought to Barbados for 10 days of music, art, performance, literature and culture. On Sunday, August 20, thousands of delegates from across the region met in Queen’s Park to begin the official start of this region’s largest arts festival.  With welcoming …

CARIFESTA Comes To Hothersal, St. John

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Members of the Hothersal, St. John community are inviting Barbadians, delegates and participants of CARIFESTA XIII, to attend ‘A Taste of Bajan Village Life & Sunset Concert’. The event, which takes place on Saturday, August 26, on the Hothersal Playing Field, Hothersal, St. John, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., is a community based CARIFESTA Fringe event involving churches and …

BCC Hosting CARIFESTA XIII Exhibition

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The Barbados Community College is currently holding an exhibition to celebrate Barbados’ hosting of CARIFESTA XIII, in its Library, “Eyrie”, Howell’s Cross Road, St. Michael. The exhibition, which is open daily to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., showcases elements of Caribbean culture, including art and craft, food, fashion, literature, theatre, film and dance. The event will close …

Park & Ride For CARIFESTA Opening

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Persons attending the CARIFESTA XIII Opening Ceremony today, Sunday, August 20, are asked to note that there will be a park and ride system from the Wildey Gymnasium, Wildey, St. Michael; and Queen’s College, Husbands, St. James. These sites will open from 2:30 p.m., with the last bus leaving the two locations at 6:00 p.m. for Kensington Oval. After the …

CARIFESTA XIII Opening Ceremony Postponed

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The Opening Ceremony of CARIFESTA XIII, scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, August 18, at Kensington Oval, has been postponed due to the approach of Tropical Storm Harvey. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, made the disclosure this evening, and explained that the preparations for the impending weather system had greatly impacted the arrangements for the opening ceremony. “The national response …