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Caribbean news: Guyana investment, carnival for kids + more

PICTURED: Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley

OLE TIME CARNIVAL FOR CHILDREN

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO’S National Carnival Commission has been running summer holiday workshops teaching schoolchildren about traditional carnival costumes. The sessions showcased Ole Time carnival figures and traditional mas characters and will continue during term time in a bid to improve involvement in the ole time carnival events.

BRANSON PLANS BELIZE HOLE TRIP

VIRGIN BOSS Sir Richard Branson has said that he plans to be on board a submarine which will explore the Belize Blue Hole before the end of the year. The Blue Hole, once described by Jacques Cousteau as one of his top diving spots in the world, is a section of dark blue water in the middle of the Belize Barrier Reef which includes a large underwater cave system.

GUYANA INVITES BAJANS TO INVEST GUYANA’S PRESIDENT

David Granger has invited Barbadian nationals to consider investment, particularly in land, in his country. Speaking to the Barbados Nation, he said that new Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley had been responsible for “pumping new life” into the CARICOM economy with her removal of visa needs for other CARICOM nationals and that Guyana was open to investment.

JAMAICA AND CHINA STRIKE SPORTS DEAL

JAMAICA AND CHINA have signed a sports co-operation agreement which will allow the island’s athletes to train in new sports disciplines. More than 400 athletes will travel to China over the next three years to train in synchronised swimming, gymnastics, badminton, volleyball and more.

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