St. Kitts to host Caribbean Gift and Craft Show 2006

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts– The St. Kitts Tourism Authority today announces that the island of St. Kitts will host the annual Caribbean Gift and Craft Show (CGCS) 2006 this fall, from September 14-17, 2006. The event will be held at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort & Royal Beach Casino.

The Caribbean Gift and Craft Show featuring Caribbean Fashion Rhythms, which is a project of the Caribbean Export Development Agency, will feature an extensive array of authentic Caribbean products including apparel, glassware, jewelry, woodcraft, leathercraft, specialty foods, art and more, all produced and handcrafted in the Caribbean.

The first two days will be dedicated to trade buyers, then the event will open to the general public from 5:00pm on the second day. The 4-day show will include a business seminar for all registered participants, an Opening Ceremony, an exotic evening of Caribbean fashion entitled “Creative Explosions” and the FirstCaribbean International Bank Best of Show Awards. Over 200 exhibitors from the Caribbean and at least 300 buyers from the US, UK, Canada and the Caribbean will be present this year.

Annual Show Will Showcase Authentic Caribbean Artistry

“We are extremely pleased to welcome the Caribbean Gift and Craft Show to our shores this fall,” said Richard “Ricky” O. Skerritt, Minister of State in the Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture for St. Kitts. “This is truly an important event that showcases the unique talents of various Caribbean artisans, including those from St. Kitts & Nevis, and helps to support their business endeavors. In addition, it will bring hundreds of people to our twin island Federation and give us the opportunity to highlight the diversity and strength of our distinctive tourism product while at the same time providing a positive impact to our local economy.”

For additional information about the Caribbean Gift and Craft Show 2006, please contact the Caribbean Export Development Agency at 1-246-436-0578, e-mail [email protected] or visit the website at

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