Hits: 232 Created on 28 October 2014 Written by Chrislyn Lashington Category: CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT
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CARRIACOU LAUNCHES CARNIVAL 2015

Hillsborough – On Thanksgiving Day, the Carriacou & Petite Martinique Carnival Development Committee (CPMCDC) launched the 2015 edition of Carriacou Carnival  on October 25, at the Esplanade in Hillsborough.  The theme for next year's event will be "Celebrating the legacy of Shakespeare and embracing the splendor of our traditional mas."

 

Shakespeare Mas is a novel attraction where Masqueraders have a lyrical competition on poetic recitals from the plays and sonnets of William Shakespeare.

Carriacou's Carnival takes place during the pre-Lenten season, culminating on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Next year's event features calypso, Soca, and steel pan competitions, Carnival Queen Pageant, and street parades from the 25 January to 17 February 2015.

The Grenada Tourism Authority, through its office in Carriacou supports the CPMCDC and markets the carnival. 

 

 

 

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Hits: 265 Created on 20 October 2014 Written by Chrislyn Lashington Category: CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT
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GRENADIAN TO ATTEND REGIONAL ENTREPRENEURIAL WORKSHOP

St. George - Grenadian artisan, Grace Benjamin will attend the Regional Workshop on Entrepreneurial Strengthening in the Tourism Sector: Opportunities for Women from 22 - 23 October in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

Ms. Benjamin, a self-employed Arts & Craft Vendor and resident of Petite Martinique specialises in knitted garments and sea shell collectibles. She will join nineteen (19) women artisans in the region to learn the linkages between entrepreneurship and tourism.

The workshop, hosted by the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) Directorate of Sustainable Tourism and Directorate of Trade will identify the needs and priorities for women entrepreneurs, areas for future interventions, and focus on capacity-building.

 
Hits: 263 Created on 20 October 2014 Written by GIZ Category: CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT
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MUSIC VIDEO LAUNCHED BY ICCAS PROJECT TO SPREAD THE MESSAGE ON CLIMATE CHANGE

St. George – This past week marked another major milestone for the Integrated Climate Change Adaptation Strategies (ICCAS) project, which is currently being implemented by the Government of Grenada, GIZ and UNDP throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

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Hits: 243 Created on 14 October 2014 Written by Camille Goddard Category: CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT
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GUT CREDIT UNION LAUNCHES CALYPSO PROGRAMME

St. George -- On Saturday, the G.U.T. Credit Union launched its second year of the 'Pass the Torch' calypso programme. The programme aims to teach children the art form of calypso and develop their writing and performing skills.

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Hits: 306 Created on 13 October 2014 Written by TWRF Category: CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT
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tWRF VISITS HISTORIC BRIDGE IN ST. MARK

St. George -- It was a sunny Thursday morning on October 9th, 2014 that members of the Willie Redhead Foundation assembled at the Spiceland Mall Car Park at Grand Anse, to be transported by celebrated Tour Operator: Mandoo Seales, who is also an active member of the Foundation, to Crayfish Bay (Non Pariel) St. Mark. Purpose? To interview Mr. Kim Russel, owner of the fifteen acre cocoa plantation which was acquired by the Russel's after Hurricane Ivan - in order to inspect an historic bridge which lies within his property.

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