CARIFESTA XIII DELAYED BY STORM
The much-anticipated 13th Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA XIII), which is being staged on the island of Barbados and which was scheduled to begin today, has been postponed due to Tropical Storm Harvey.
Several flights have also been cancelled by regional airline LIAT, the airline of choice for several CARIFESTA delegations.
CARIFESTA attracts artists, cultural professionals, and music and art lovers from over 30 countries within the Caribbean region, and has been hosted by eight Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states. This will be Barbados’ second time hosting the event; their first being the summer of 1981.
Minister of Culture of Barbados Stephen Lashley has stated that a new date for the opening ceremony will be announced “very shortly.”
By: Danielle Dixon
Follow her on Twitter: @tooprettydani