Caribbean Region

Visual Artists who are hoping to have their work featured in the 2017 national exhibition of the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition, and thus be a part of the national Jamaica 55 Celebrations need to meet the Friday, January 27 deadline for entries, says Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC), Stephen Davidson. Organized by the JCDC, an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Jamaica Visual Arts Competition & Exhibition is Jamaica’s primer national visual arts competition, welcoming entries from sculptors, painters, photographers, ceramists and fibre artists alike.
A Diaspora organization called Farm Up Jamaica has launched a groundbreaking new business partnership program called SHOP FI A CAUSE (Shop For a Cause). Through this program, participating businesses can fulfill their social responsibility by contributing a tax-deductible percentage of their sales to the Farm Up Jamaica charity. Farm Up Jamaica Ltd. is a New York based non-profit organization which was founded and is being funded by Jamaicans living in North America. Its Executive Director is Neil Curtis. The organization’s main objective is to reduce the importation of foreign food to Jamaica by strategically farming produce which are currently being imported, and increasing export of high quality organic, non-genetically modified (non-GMO) produce.
Vibrant festival season extending more than a month culminates February 26–March1.  NEW YORK, NY (January 6, 2017) – Excitement is building for Carnival Season in Martinique, the annual month-long celebration that culminates with a wild series of colorful street parades, parties, concerts and more February 26–March 1, 2017.
News Americas, PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos, Weds. Dec. 14, 2016: Voters in the Turks and Caicos Islands will go to the polls on Thursday, December 15, 2016 to elect a new government. Three parties are vying to lead the country including the ruling Progressive National Party (PNP) led by Premier Dr. Rufus Ewing. The other contenders are Leader of the Opposition People`s Democratic Movement (PDM) Sharlene Cartwright Robinson and the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA) Oswald Skippings.
News Americas, CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Fri. Dec. 9, 2016: Financial perspectives are crucial. As such, theorists ought to be knowledgeable in thought and action, particularly when coupled with authority for public policy. According to Minister In The Ministry Of Finance, Ubaldus Raymond’s economic theory, and most recent remarks on Bank of Saint Lucia [BOSL]: “A quarter of all loans are bad, approximately EC$300 million, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank [ECCB] has held many discussions with BOSL, which is under-capitalized. The situation calls for urgent action and the government is exploring its options.”
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