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Antigua and Barbuda withdraw from hosting CARIFESTA XV

Antigua and Barbuda have withdrawn from hosting CARIFESTA XV.

In an announcement on Wednesday, the Government of Antigua and Barbuda, in consultation with the CARICOM Secretariat, said it took the difficult decision to officially withdraw from hosting CARIFESTA XV, originally scheduled for August 2022.

They said this decision comes in light of the continued challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, and its prolonged devastating impact not only on the economy of Antigua and Barbuda but also on the entire Caribbean Community.

Carla N. Barnett, Secretary-General at the CARICOM Secretariat conveyed her support in response to the decision of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda in withdrawing from hosting the 15th edition of CARIFESTA.

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