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Thursday, 11 May 2017 00:00

The Directorate General for Foreign Trade was pleased to present a list of activities planned for CARICOM Week which started May 2, 2017 and concluded on May 6th, 2017. The theme of this CARICOM week was “What CARICOM means to you?”.

The events started with a food and drink special at Wingz Stop Belmopan and an Open Mic Poetry Night at Sit and Sip in Belize City on May 3. There was also a sporting competition that was held for primary school children on May 3 and 5th at Du’Plooy’s Jungle Lodge. Also on May 5 was the appearance of the CARICOM Youth Ambassador on the Grace and You Cooking Show on Open Your Eyes.

The week ended with an art competition at the Battlefield park on May 6. According to Jackie Castillo, Creative Industry Development Officer for NICH, NICH partnered with the Grace Primary School fair to host their art competition. The Downtown Rejuvination Program and the Directorate of Foregin Trade along with NICH hosted an art competition with which CARICOM week would come to an end. There was a call for 10 artists and seven showed up. The seven artists were given a total of five hours, from 10:30 a.m., to paint what CARICOM meant to them.

The first place winner, Keion Griffith, was awarded $500 for his work. The second place winner, Ronny Jovel, and third place winner, Alex Sanker, were given $300 and $150 respectively. The others were awarded consolation prizes. The winning piece was chosen based on the best concept. The seven artists included professionals and amateurs.

The last activity of the week was a mixer at the Balloon Bar in Belize City on May 6.