Plans for the staging of the Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) in Barbados later this year are moving apace. Hear more about the plans in this clip featuring Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley:
Key energy stakeholders will gather in Nassau, The Bahamas, later this month to take account of the Region’s transition to greater sustainable production and use.
Representatives of public and private sector entities, senior officials of national, regional and international institutions and industry experts will join Energy Ministers of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States at the fifth Caribbean Sustainable Energy Forum (CSEF). More than 100 participants are expected at CSEF V which will be held 23-25 January, 2017.
CSEF V is a CARICOM Secretariat event which is organised in collaboration with the Government of The Bahamas. Support for the staging of the Forum is being provided by: the United States (U.S.) Government, through the Organisation of American States (OAS); the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) executed Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance (REETA) Programme; the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), through the Canadian Support to the Energy Sector in the Caribbean Fund; the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); and the World Bank through the SIDS DOCK Support Programme.
“Celebrating Emancipation is by no means quaint or irrelevant. Its lessons are profound and timeless. We would do ourselves a disservice, not to mention the disservice to our ancestors, if we did not use this season to reflect on our history and to draw strength and inspiration from those wellsprings.” – Prime Minister of Jamaica, Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on the occasion of the observance of Emancipation Day, 2016