Minister of Entertainment Olivia Grange says CARIFESTA, which began on Friday in Trinidad and Tobago, presents an opportunity for Jamaican creatives to market their products and services.
CARIFESTA — the Caribbean Festival of the Arts — is the largest cultural and artistic event to be staged in the Caribbean.
This year, Jamaica has sent one of the biggest delegations ever to CARIFESTA - 168 people including artisans, fashion designers, writers and publishers, dance companies, theatre groups, and gospel performer Kevin Downswell.
Miss Grange said it was important for the Ministry to help finance the delegation, especially after the tremendous success of Jamaica's delegation to the last CARIFESTA two years ago.
This year's CARIFESTA will run until August 25 under the theme, Connect, Share, Invest.