St Kitts and Nevis to host celebration of 50 years of CARICOM at Independence Square

St Kitts and Nevis will celebrate the 50 years of CARICOM on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at Independence Square, Basseterre, St Kitts.

St Kitts and Nevis to host celebration of 50 years of CARICOM at Independence Square
St Kitts and Nevis to host celebration of 50 years of CARICOM at Independence Square

St Kitts and Nevis: St Kitts and Nevis will celebrate the 50 years of CARICOM on Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at Independence Square, Basseterre, St Kitts. The event will be held from 3 pm to 9 pm. Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew shared update and invited everyone to join the celebration.

The celebration will feature Food Fair and Entertainment. There will be CARICOM live performances featuring Infamous. Other entertainment will be provided by Erica Edwards, DeJour, DJ Tero and EK. 

Earlier, Prime Minister Dr Terrance Drew attended the opening ceremony of 50th anniversary and 45th sitting of CARICOM Heads of State in Trinidad. 

Established on July 4, 11973, CARICOM has completed its 50 years in 2023 and celebrating with several events under the slogan,”50 Years Strong: A Solid Foundation to Build On”. The aim of building the Caribbean Community was to deepen regional integration. 

CARICOM hosted several activities to mark the 50th anniversary which included CARICOM Day on July 4, 2023. The celebration featured the staging of Kids’ 1k Road Race, a 5k and a 10k Road Race, Flag Raising Ceremony, and a CARICOM 50th Anniversary Concert.

There will also be cultural presentation at the Anniversary Concert from the representatives of each CARICOM member state. Kervin “Infamus” Benjamin will be representing St Kitts and Nevis with one of his famous pieces.

The concert will be streamed live at Independence Square at the CARICOM Experience Food Fair and Entertainment Night with live performances by Erica Edwards, Dejour, DJ Tero, and EK.

Along with that, the Forty-Fifth Regular Meeting of CARICOM featured the discussions on several matters of concern. It has included the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, Climate Change, including Climate Finance, Agriculture and Food Security, Security, Trade Negotiations, Education, and Health.

The meeting was attended by the delegation of St Kitts and Nevis. It included Glenroy Blanchette, Permanent Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office; Larry Vaughan, St Kitts and Nevis’ Plenipotentiary Representation to CARICOM; Bjorn Hazel, Foreign Service Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Kervin “Infamus” Benjamin, Musical Ambassador to Ministry of Sports and Creative Economy.