Ambassador of Mexico conveys interest in CARIFESTA XIV

1 February 2019

On Thursday 31 January 2019, Her Excellency Rosario Molinero, Ambassador of Mexico, paid a courtesy call on Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Art at the Ministry’s Head Office, Nicholas Tower, Independence Square, Port of Spain.

Ambassador Molinero and Dr. Gadsby-Dolly exchanged cultural gifts and discussed opportunities for Mexico’s participation at the upcoming CARIFESTA XIV hosted by this country from August 16th to 25th 2019. Dr. Gadsby-Dolly shared insights into the theme of this edition of CARIFESTA, “Connect, Share, Invest”, elaborating on the purpose of the cultural showcase- to connect artistes regionally and internationally, to exchange ideas and best practices that may stimulate economic and social progress across the region, and to diversify the local economy, especially the creative industry.

Her Excellency was enthusiastic about the possibility of showcasing Mexico’s talent on the region’s largest cultural stage, and would explore further cultural exchange opportunities through capacity building, craft, music, food, theatre among other key areas.