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HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- A Cuban music portal announced on Monday that the popular band Los Van Van will start a tour of several US cities on Friday, July 7.

News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Mon. Aug. 10, 2015: Trinidad-born actress Lorraine Toussaint will be returning to TV after shaking things up on Orange Is The New Black.

The much anticipated Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival, which will feature international music sensations like Usher, Lionel Richie, Emeli Sandé, Wyclef Jean, Enrique Iglesias, and John Legend among several others, seems all set to maintain its reputation as the annual summer entertainment highlight of Curacao.

Trinidad and Tobago animator, Camille Selvon-Abrahams, will produce a children’s series as part of the Caribbean Tales Worldwide Distribution Production Support Programme.

Keith Nurse explores how the creative industries can be an engine for economic growth and a mechanism for diversifying economies in the Caribbean and beyond.

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     CARICOM heads have decided to place emphasis on developing cultural and creative industries and a sports sector to boost their economies. The announcement was made at the closing press conference for the two-day 26th Inter-sessional Meeting of CARICOM Heads of Government on Friday afternoon by Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government and Prime Minister of The Bahamas Hon. Perry Christie.

For the first time in Animae Caribe Festival’s 15-year history, region-wide participation will be achieved. From October 28-31, 2015, in Trinidad and Tobago, ten representatives from Caribbean animation studios will participate in round table discussions and the inaugural Animated Ideas Bootcamp.

The CARIFORUM-EU Business Forum is an international trade and business development conference designed to connect Caribbean, African, European and Pacific businesses.