CARIFESTA XIII ASSERTING OUR CULTURE CELEBRATING OURSELVES

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Every two years, CARICOM and CARIFORUM countries of the Caribbean and Latin America gather to celebrate the spirit of their people through the expressions of Art, Music, Food, Folklore, Theatre and Dance at the Caribbean Festival of Arts known as CARIFESTA. In 2017, Barbados will be hosting the 13th edition of this exciting Festival with participation by over four thousand artists, artistes and artisans under the theme “Asserting Our Culture, Celebrating OurSelves”.

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REPLICA OF BASSETERRE LANDMARK TO BE CONSTRUCTED IN GLASGOW

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Basseterre, St. Kitts – June 16, 2017 (St. Christopher National Trust): An iconic landmark in the heart of downtown Basseterre is the key to a major historic restoration project more than 4000 miles away in Scotland

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WHAT THE NATIONAL CULTURAL POLICY MEANS TO STAKEHOLDERS

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 02, 2017 (SKNIS): The Ministry of Culture in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held a National Cultural Policy Finalization and Strategy Workshop from June 01-02, 2017. Presentative from the Government ministries and stakeholders from the community were invited to take part in the discussions.

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NATIONAL CULTURAL POLICY WILL CAPTURE THE FEDERATION’S UNIQUE IDENTITY

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Basseterre, St. Kitts, June 02, 2017 (SKNIS): The St. Kitts and Nevis National Cultural Policy, which is currently being revised and finalized at a workshop, must capture the people’s unique identity, and preserve, protect and promote that identity in a manner that brings benefit to all citizens, says Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture, Honourable Shawn Richards.

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NATIONAL CULTURE POLICY WILL ENSURE THE CULTURE OF ST. KITTS AND NEVIS IS PRESERVED

DIRECTOR_ST KTITS DEPT OF CULTURE

Basseterre, St. Kitts, January 12, 2017 (SKNIS): Culture is an important part of the tourism product in St. Kitts and Nevis and it is what sets the island apart from others. For this reason, a national culture policy is currently being drafted as culture is an important part of national, personal and communal development and must be preserved, says Director in the Ministry of Culture, Troy Mills.

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