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Pope Francis Defends Women Role in the Church

pope-francis6Rome, Oct 12 (Prensa Latina) Pope Francis defended today the women's position in church while denouncing how their role was usually relegated to servitude.


Carifesta XI ends with fantastic fireworks display – Haiti set to host next festival

martelly-jean-desiGeorgetown, GINA, August 26, 2013 - Last evening the curtains came down on Carifesta X1 in Paramaribo, Suriname with much pomp, and ceremony, paving the way for preparations for the next Caribbean Festival of Arts to be held in Haiti in 2015.


CARIFESTA Organisers Expect 30 Countries to Participate

Ivan graanoosgt2CARICOM Georgetown, Guyana -     Chairman of the Host Country Management Committee (HCMC), Mr. Ivan Graanoogst, has disclosed that 24 countries have so far confirmed their participation in the festival, but that this number is expected to rise to 30 countries by August 16th. Speaking at a weekly breakfast with the press recently held at the Headquarters of Carifesta XI in Paramaribo, Mr. Graanoogst said the Caribbean Festival of Arts and Culture was meant to highlight Caribbean Culture and Suriname is the host country. The weekly breakfast will be used to inform the press about preparations for Carifesta XI.


Film by Jamaican-born Hollywood Stuntman Celebrates Jamaica’s Indomitable Freedom Fighters

last-BathNew York – They were considered the “Spartacus” of their time; except these enslaved Africans were victorious in their fight for freedom. For more than eighty years during the 17th and 18th centuries in Jamaica, these brave warriors were able to engage and defeat the mighty British Army in some of the most inhospitable regions of the country. Referred to as Maroons or “Cimarron,” meaning wild and untamed; this determined group of Africans refused to remain in bondage.


Jamaica’s Seville Heritage Park and exhibit opens in time for Emancipation

LisaHanna 4c65fKINGSTON,  Jamaica, July 12, 2013 - The Ministry of Youth and Culture through its agency the Jamaica National Heritage Trust (JNHT) officially re-opened the upgraded Seville Heritage Park on Friday, July 12.


Suriname establishes National Reparations Committee

Armand-Zunder1Suriname’s President Delano Bouterse has wasted no time in setting up a National Reparations Committee in his country only weeks after CARICOM Heads agreed at their annual summit in Port-of-Spain to the establishment of reparations committees in each member state.


Carifesta XI Host Country Agreement Signed At Meeting Of Heads Of Government

Lackin-LaRocqueCARICOM Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana - Suriname became the first Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member State and host country for the Caribbean Festival of the Arts (CARIFESTA) to sign a Host Country Agreement for the Festival.


“Emanci-pendence” Celebrations to mark milestones in Jamaica’s history

hanna-independence1July 22, 2013: Minister of Youth and Culture the Hon. Lisa Hanna today announced the celebratory activities for Emancipation and Independence for this year. The activities which will commemorate several important milestones in Jamaica’s history.


JA Culture ministry restoring heritage sites, opening museums

Lisa-HannaROXBOROUGH, Manchester, Jamaica, July 4, 2013 - Minister of Youth and Culture Lisa Hanna says her Ministry is now actively implementing its plan to redevelop several heritage sites and to create more museums where the people of Jamaica and visitors to the country can learn about our history, heritage and culture.