As the name suggests Carifuna is a dynamic, multidimensional organization which is geared at the promotion of Caribbean interests and its peoples. To this effect Carifuna will offer a range of services and goods to its customers including investments options, the marketing and dissemination of goods and services, entertainment and professional consultancy in Business and other related fields.
The management team has strong Caribbean roots and is equipped with individuals who possess the knowledge, experience, skills and training which are pivotal in understanding and meeting the demands of the Caribbean region and its peoples. CARIFUNA’s sound knowledge and interaction with the Caribbean landscape and its peoples constitute the essential ingredients which are necessary in the realization of a long term, successfull delivery service that is of exceptional standards.
The "Caribbean Market Place"
CARIFUNA has created the "The Caribbean Market Place", an e-commerce space which will function as the premier channel through which the Caribbean people and their businesses can accomplish their socio-economic goals. The company will focus on its core business purpose, that of facilitating trade at the international and regional levels, the transmission of remittances, as well the provision of an avenue for financial investment and for professionals to give back through education.
Central to this market will be a purpose built website carefully designed to represent a typical Caribbean market in a virtual setting. This purpose built website will allow vendors, businesses, and customers to trade in goods, services, and information in an integrated, secure environment across seemingly isolated Caribbean-states and the wider Diaspora.
At www.carifuna.com our customers and community are granted unrestricted access to the Caribbean like never before. We have developed a website that erodes boundaries of space and time, dedicated to facilitating the requirements of those we serve. Control, convenience, security and efficiency are but some of the features that our customers and community will enjoy. Carifuna offers you an opportunity to express your voice and exercise your patriotism while fostering the development of the region.
Indicatively, Carifuna offers entrepreneurs, small businesses and business enterprises, through participation in “the Caribbean Market Place”, the opportunity to maximize revenues. CARIFUNA offers participating business clients exposure to a worldwide customer base, exposure to foreign currency, the convenience of a twenty-four (24) hours business operation and risk free business development.
CARIFUNA objectives are to:
· develop a highly effective, secure and structured e-commerce space for its clients
· facilitate the needs and interests of Caribbean peoples
· provide a source through which the Caribbean Diaspora can be strongly involved in the development of the Caribbean
· foster product and service awareness within the Caribbean region
· facilitate and promote trade among Caribbean nations
· allow for and to facilitate the harnessing, development and exposure of Caribbean talent
CARIFUNA’s mission is to facilitate the needs and aspirations of our community. This will be accomplished by providing an online infrastructure through which the Caribbean community can share information, goods, and services without the constraints of time, language and geographic locale. We exist to facilitate the requirements of our community.
1. Though the world is our marketplace, our greatest premium is our satisfied community.
Harnessing Our Creative Energies
CARIFUNA has dedicated itself to serving one of the most underserved groups in the region - Our Artiste, Artist, Writers
The Caribbean is endowed with a rich cultural tradition which transcends time, boundaries and ethnicity. The diversity of the Caribbean culture captures the callaloed rhythm of its peoples who have forged an identity that is unique to the pulse of the region. At Carifuna we believe that the continuous development of the Caribbean region and its peoples is contingent on engendering a culture of confidence, pride and consciousness in the Caribbean civilization and more specifically the multiple talents which our peoples possess. Carifuna will therefore provide an outlet for the expression and transmission of the diverse Caribbean heritage; its art, music and writing.
The creative and revolutionary influence of Caribbean peoples echo across the globe, visible in the legacies of Shake Keane, Bob Marley, The Mighty Sparrow, Frantz Fanon, Jamaica Kinkaid, Derek Walcott, Sir Arthur Lewis, VS Naipaul, Sidney Potier, Walter Rodney, Kwame Ture and a host of other outstanding Caribbean icons. More recently, the musical landscape has been touched by the likes of Mutabaruka, Rihanna, Buju Banton, Sean Paul, Machel Montano, Allison Hinds and Wyclef John. Significant to these artists and their achievement was the maximization of an available opportunity. Carifuna will therefore provide an avenue to showcase and sell the latent and already exposed talent of the region while concurrently providing the opportunity for their participation in the development of the indigenous economy
Carifuna through its “Voices” page will facilitate the expression of Caribbean Artistes and their work in a range of areas including art, music, poetry, drama.
Harnessing Our Intellectual Energies
Truthfulness is both an ethical norm and the basis for rules of academic professionalism that may vary from discipline to discipline. The highest principle is truthfulness to oneself and to others. Traditionally, the Caribbean economy and literature were shaped by Eurocentric bias which sought to devalue and distort the nobility of the Caribbean civilization. Contemporary Caribbean writers have sought and continue to write from a Caribbean perspective thus dismantling many of the myths which have been spun and more specifically developing and empowering our people with Caribbean consciousness and pride. Both of which are significant entities in the developmental process of the region. Critical to this process is the importance of disseminating their work. Carifuna thus intends to utilize this medium as a resource tool through which Caribbean intellectuals can touch as wide an audience as is humanly possible. At Carifuna, the diverse intellectual discourse including Economy, Education, Health, and History will be a ready resource which is easy to tap. To realize this Carifuna will engage writers, journalists, researchers, students and other intellectuals to make available their research material online.