Government of Saint Lucia

Go to Homepage


[Site Map]

[Contact Us]

Search this Site

CARIBNET to host workshop, staged reading and dramatic showcase in Saint Lucia

Governor General
Prime Minister
The Cabinet
The Senate
House of Assembly
Overseas Missions
The Constitution
The Staff Orders

National Television Network
Watch NTN Live

Saint Lucia Gazette
Press Releases
About Saint Lucia
Frequently Asked Questions
Web Links
Government Directory
Browse by Agency
Site Help

Contact: Lucius Doxerie


Wednesday, March 18, 2009 – The Caribbean Network of Art Presenters—CARIBNET—will be hosting a meeting in Saint Lucia on March 21, 2009, which aims to consolidate and strengthen the organization’s profile in the region, through a dedicated and strategic membership drive. The focus will be on the development of new projects with the specific aim of building the region’s capacity in the arts and culture. The meeting will also serve as an opportunity to showcase artistic talents and create avenues for potential future exchanges within the region, with the vision of creating a network of contacts and resources from which to strengthen the position of the region as a flourishing place in the world for arts and culture.


CARIBNET is a non-governmental organization founded in 1997, with the support of the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Cultural Promoters (La Red). Its purpose is to promote, support and develop the arts of the Caribbean region through the exchange of information, performances, exhibitions and the production of events and cultural activities. The goal is to provide greater integration of artists from the Caribbean, while celebrating our diverse cultures, languages and artistic manifestations. As such, CARIBNET includes all artistic disciplines.


CARIBNET will be also be hosting a CXC Theatre Arts workshop in conjunction with The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus, Saint Lucia and the Ministry of Education and Culture, Saint Lucia. This workshop will take place on Friday 20th March 2009, from 12:30 p.m.– 1:00 pm, and will involve both Drama and Dance components. It will be facilitated by Mr. Rawle Gibbons assisted by Ms. Hazel Franco—both from Trinidad—and Ms. Yvonne Weekes from Barbados. The session is targeted towards 4th and 5th formers who may be preparing for these examinations, teachers of the syllabus, external examiners, and other interested teachers and students.


Head of the UWI Open Campus Saint Lucia, Mrs. Veronica Simon says that this is a welcome stimulation of artistic life in Saint Lucia and the UWI Open Campus is committed to providing the same type of vibrant artistic and cultural interaction that takes place on the other three campuses.


On Saturday 21st March 2009, CARIBNET will also host an afternoon session, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., devoted to showcasing the work of participants. This will be open to the local artistic community to present work for possible future exchanges. Persons showcasing work include: Rawle Gibbons (Trinidad) Yvonne Weekes (Barbados), Urias Peters (Grenada), Hazel Franco (Trinidad). Performers from Saint Lucia will be coordinated by local poet Kendel Hippolyte. Interested persons can receive further information by calling (758) 719-3511.


All events will take place at the University of the West Indies Open Campus Saint Lucia, Morne Fortune.

Home ] Up ] [Site Help]

© 2009 Government Information Service. All rights reserved.

Read our privacy guidelines.