Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Sustainable Development and Culture, Hon. Carlos James, says the upcoming CARICOM 50th Anniversary celebrations at Victoria Park, on Tuesday, 1st August, 2023, is “a vibrant cultural gathering that unites our Caribbean family.”

The historic event, scheduled to commence at 2:00 p.m. on Emancipation Day, promises to be a momentous occasion to commemorate five decades of regional integration, cooperation, and the collective journey towards freedom and unity among Caribbean nations.

Speaking of the Emancipation Day event, Hon. Carlos James said; "This momentous CARICOM 50th Anniversary Celebration at Victoria Park is more than just an event; it's a vibrant cultural gathering that unites our Caribbean family. We cherish our shared heritage and recognize the immense importance of preserving and celebrating our culture. This occasion strengthens our bonds, reminding us that by embracing our unique identities, we continue to shape a brighter and more connected future for all Caribbean nations.”

The CARICOM 50th Anniversary Celebration seeks to honor the visionaries and leaders who laid the foundation for regional cooperation in 1973.
Over the past half-century, CARICOM has played a vital role in fostering economic development, social progress, cultural exchange and movement of people among member states; creating an indelible impact on the lives of millions of people across the Caribbean.

The 1st August event at Victoria Park promises a vibrant display of Caribbean culture, featuring: Cultural Performances; Art and Craft Exhibition; Food and Cuisine, and a Commemorative Ceremony.

Admission to the event is free, and families are encouraged to attend and partake in the festivities. All members of the community are invited to partake in this momentous celebration of Caribbean unity and progress.


SOURCE: Agency For Public Information

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