50-member delegation to represent Guyana at Carifesta 2013 in Suriname – 5th Jul 2013
Carifesta is the Caribbean’s Festival of Creative Arts and was first held in Guyana in 1972. It was the brain child of former Guyanese Prime Minister Linden Forbes Burnham.
Dr. Anthony said Guyana is ready to play a major part in the festival.
Lennox Canterbury will be Guyana’s Festival Director for Carifesta 2013. He told reporters that unlike previous years, the organising team is proposing a new format for the opening ceremony.
Carifesta now falls under a regional initiative to develop cultural events. In 2008 a Task Force was set up to develop a comprehensive Regional Development Strategy Action Plan for the Cultural Industrieds in CARICOM.
The last Carifesta was held in Guyana. Over 20 million dollars have been budgeted for the event this year.