FORWARD HOME: The Power of the Caribbean Diaspora, has been making waves across the world and now it is set to do the same in the United Kingdom, when it is screened at the University of Oxford on November 1, 2012. This documentary film shall also publicly premiere in London on November 5 at...
What happens when international superstars such as the late Amy Winehouse, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Ne-Yo, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Chris Brown, Toni Braxton, Roberta Flack, and Damian Marley, just to name a few, travel to and perform in the Caribbean in th...
Warner Music Group (WMG) and Tuff Gong International Caribbean Distributors, one of several entities comprising the Marley family's Tuff Gong group of companies, have struck an exclusive licensing agreement under which Tuff Gong will distribute WMG product throughout English speaking Car...
After making its local screening debut at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival in Movietowne, Port-of Spain, on September 25, Forward Home: The Power of the Caribbean Diaspora, was lauded by the viewing audience for its informative and enlightening content. The documentary Forwa...
By the Caribbean Journal staff
As part of a growing Caribbean trend, Jamaica’s government will establish a National Commission on Cultural and Creative Industries.
The commission, which was announced by Jamaican Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller Tuesday, will a...
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat wishes to advise Member States that the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and CARICOM Secretariat, with the financial contribution of Spain to the Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund, are jointly organising a Regional Workshop on Creative Industries and Intellectual Property Rights for Countries of the Caribbean. The Workshop will be held at the Wyndham Kingston, in Kingston, Jamaica from 18-20 April 2012.
Member States are invited to nominate two (2) capital-based senior officials (one (1) should have responsibility for intellectual property policy and the other should be from the trade authorities). Selected candidates should have successfully completed the WTO Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) online training course at the intermediate level or, otherwise, demonstrated having acquired equivalent knowledge through professional experience.
The WTO Secretariat will provide financing to cover travel expenses and per diem for two (2) participants from each Member State, in accordance with WTO regulations. The CARICOM Secretariat will be responsible for arranging airfare and hotel accommodation and the payment of per diem. Personal travel arrangements made outside of this activity will be the responsibility of the participants. The participation by Regional Organisations/Secretariats will not be funded.
Attached is the Draft Programme of Activities for the Workshop.
Member States are requested to submit by Friday, 30 March 2012, the names and designations of their nominees, as well as their email addresses, telephone and fax numbers. Nominations received after this date will not be eligible for donor support. This information should be forwarded to -
Dominican Leonardo Arturo de Leon is one of the winners of the 2011 Platinum Level Oregon Film Awards. He won in the screenplay competition for having written the film Why Do Men Cheat. It is the story of a man who married the woman of his dreams but is about to lose her trying to discover the answers to why men cheat.
Above: the new National School of Music (Photo: GINA)
Guyanese President Bharrat Jagdeo unveiled the National School of Music, aimed at improving music education in the country.
“We think through this school and its outreach programmes, we can involve people who never had a chance to study music formally and to be trained to be part of this cultural resonance that we are having in Guyana,” Jagdeo said.
Throughout election season in the region, we will inevitably hear talk about sustainable development. Sustainable is commonly synonymous with ‘environmental’ but also includes economic sustainability. Creativity is not likely to be a part of that discussion. But do we really understand creativity and its relevance to economic sustainability?
Forward Home will be the first film shown at the 5th Eco-Cultural Seaflower in Providencia Island. The theme will be Culture and Environment, film days are April 27-29, 2012. See the full viewing here.
Don't look so surprised, the Platinum-selling female American rapper indicated during a recent exclusive interview with Express Woman that she is angling for the post of US youth ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago. She said this is a dream that she has been nurturing for the past few years.
CaribWorldNews, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Oct. 6, 2010: Grammy-winning Haitian-born international recording artist and humanitarian, Wyclef Jean, is not a university graduate but he has now been named as a visiting fellow at Rhode Island`s Brown University.
CaribWorldNews, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Weds. Oct. 6, 2010: Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Guyana-born Professor E. Nigel Harris, has challenged Caribbean tourism officials to focus on `history tourism.`
Venezuela is to give the American actor Danny Glover almost $18m (£9m) to make a film about a slave uprising in Haiti, with President Hugo Chávez hoping the historical epic will sprinkle Hollywood stardust on his effort to mobilise world public opinion against imperialism and western oppression.