Caribbean

Call for Articles - Services Scoop

Deadline: 
Sat, 2013-08-31

Services Scoop is the pioneering trade magazine of the Caribbean. This magazine highlights the critical, yet underrated role the services sector plays in the Caribbean’s economic development. Services Scoop explores how the region can better realize trade in services, seize regional and international opportunities and highlights examples of success. The magazine is heavily circulated throughout the Caribbean to trade-related agencies across the world.

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Article Criteria and Submission Process:

Caribbean BETA: Startup Bootcamp - JAMPRO

Date: 
Nov 17 - Nov 18

Venue: JAMPRO Training Room, 18 Trafalgar Road, Kingston 10. Tel. (1876) 978-7755

Admission: J$ 1,000 - for both days, inclusive of lunch (cash only at door, on day of the Bootcamp)

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Caribbean BETA: Tech Entrepreneurship Conference & PitchFest Contest - Knutsford Court Hotel, Kingston

Date: 
Nov 16

Venue: Knutsford Court Hotel, 16 Chelsea Avenue, Kingston 5. Tel. (1876) 929-1000 and

Admission for The Conference Day:

- Ez Pass Ticket (coffee breaks + after conference mixer only):  J$ 1,200 (pre-paid) or J$ 1,500 (on the door)

- Networker Ticket  (coffee breaks + lunch + after conference mixer): J$ 2,500 (pre-paid) and J$ 3,250 (on the door)

To register for pre-paid tickets & for group rates, see below.

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Kingston BETA for Caribbean Tech Startups – Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, from 6.30-9pm

Date: 
Oct 4

Venue: The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel (“Talk of the Town”, 17th floor), 81 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5. Tel. (1876) 926-3690-1

Admission: J$500 - towards tech community development

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Speaker: Julian Robinson, Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy & Mining.

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Success of Caribbean film, "Calypso Rose: The Lioness of the Jungle"

Our congratulations to Pascale Obolo and the entire team behind film, "Calypso Rose: The Lioness of the Jungle".  This has been acquired by PBS, and will therefore be broadcast to 150 millions US households during the course of this year. 

The film is now distributed to Women Make Movies, and is enjoying exposure in many regional and inernational festivals. On 20th July 2012, it will open the 10th Black Women's Film Festival which will take place in the Kaiser Lakeside Theatre, Oakland, California. 

ARC Magazine (Issue 5) just released

The 5th volume of ARC Magazine has just been released, celebrating Caribbean art and culture.  

ARC Issue 5 presents a collection of works by contemporary artists practicing in the Caribbean and its diaspora. Artists featured include Surinamese artists Nicholaas Porter and Charl Landvreugd among other, including Jamaican jeweller and metal smith, Jasmine Thomas-Girvan, Puerto Rican Melissa Calderon, Lawrence Graham-Brown, Sandra Stephens and Martinician photographer Rober Charlotte.

 

Kingston BETA for Caribbean Tech Startups – Jamaica Pegasus Hotel @ 6.30pm

Date: 
Jun 21

Venue: The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel (“Talk of the Town”, 17th floor), 81 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5. Tel. (1876) 926-3690-1

Admission: free

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Panel Discussion: This month’s topic will be “Apps Caribe – How will/can Mobile Apps transform the Caribbean”.

Panellists include:

- Rodney Browne, CEO of eCaribbean Ltd (St Kitts)

- Bevil Wooding, Bright Path Foundation (Trinidad)

- Matthew McNaughton, Co-Founder of SlashRoots & Open Data Consultant, Worldbank (Jamaica)

Barbados Developing Cultural Industries Bill

According to Culture Minister Stephen Lashley, “the creative sector in Barbados has immense potential, but the country must make up for lost time in capitalizing upon it.”  He added that the Ministry was in the advanced stages of drafting a new Cultural Industries Bill, which he anticipates having enacted before the end of the year.

http://www.caribjournal.com/2012/05/31/barbados-looks-to-creative-sector/- 31st May 2012

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St Vincent & the Grenadines Developing National Cultural Policy

With support from UNESCO, St Vincent and the Grenadines is embarking on the development of the country’s national cultural policy.  Announced by Elvis Charles, Junior Minister in the Ministry of Tourism, Youth, Sports and Culture, this project aims to develop cultural diversity in St Vincent.

http://www.caribjournal.com/category/countries/st-vincent-and-the-grenadines/ - 25th May 2012

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IDB Delivers Art Materials for Haitian Artists Affected by the 2010 Earthquake

The Inter-American Development Bank delivered three crates of art materials to Port-au-Prince for the use of Haitian artists affected by the earthquake of January 2010.  Among the donated materials were acrylic and oil paints, canvas stretchers, canvas, brushes, spatulas, staplers and staples.  Port-au-Prince’s Nader Museum and Art Gallery will distribute the materials.

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