Published On: Wed, Nov 20th, 2013

Staff Talent Celebrations begin at the CARICOM Secretariat

CaricomCARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana - The 2013 edition of the CARICOM Secretariat’s annual staff talent celebration was declared open on Monday by the Secretary General of the Caribbean Community Ambassador Irwin LaRocque at the Secretariat Headquarters, Turkeyen Guyana.

Speaking at the opening of the showcase Ambassador LaRocque said the event, now in its 11th year, was a celebration of the talent and culture of the Caribbean Community. He said it was a fitting way for staff at the Secretariat to celebrate their talents.

“Congratulations for such fine work that you’ve done and for sharing your hobbies. It very often tells a story of a journey” Ambassador LaRocque said.

He commended the organizers for including a fundraising charity event for the St. John’s Boys’ Orphanage as part of the activities. The theme for 2013 is ‘Celebration and Renewal’, in deference to the theme used for the Caribbean Community’s on-going 40th Anniversary commemoration.

Included in the week of activities is a “How To” show on Thursday 21 November where staff will demonstrate their talents in different areas such as making simple pottery, make-up techniques and mixing of cocktails, smoothies etc.

There will also be a culinary exhibition entitled, “Sunrise… More than breakfast and not just lunch”, on Friday 22 November. This is a “Caribbean Brunch” which will offer a delectable fare of traditional, experimental and ornamental foods and drinks.

Photo caption:

Secretary-General  Irwin LaRocque, Chef de Cabinet  Ms Glenda Itiaba and  Ms  Anya Thomas of the Sustainable Development department, look at an exhibit during the opening of the 2013 CARICOM Staff Talent week on Monday.

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