Final CARIFESTA Meeting May 24

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Members of the public are invited to attend the final community meeting to discuss CARIFESTA XIII, this Wednesday, May 24, at the Princess Margaret Secondary School, Six Road’s, St. Philip, at 6:00 p.m. The meetings, hosted by the CARIFESTA Secretariat, will examine the specific events that will comprise the festival, such as the signal and national events and the community …

Role For Communities At CARIFESTA

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CARIFESTA XIII is expected to have major investment at the community level. This suggestion came from Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, as he delivered the feature address at the official launch of the Community Independence Celebrations at King George V Memorial Park on Saturday. According to Mr. Lashley, Barbadian communities are expected to play a significant role in the coming …

Community Meetings For CARIFESTA

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

Members of the public are invited to attend a series of community meetings to discuss CARIFESTA XIII. The first two meetings will take place on Tuesday, May 16, at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed; and Thursday, May 18, at the Alexandra School, Speightstown, St. Peter, at 6:00 p.m. on both days. The meetings, hosted by the CARIFESTA Secretariat, will examine …

CARIFESTA XIII Given Thumbs Up

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

A regional stakeholder has lauded Barbados for its preparations for this year’s CARIFESTA XIII celebrations. During a meeting with Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, at his Sky Mall Ministry, Programme Manager for Culture and Community Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr. Hilary Brown, said that Barbados was “on a good track so far”, as it prepared to host the region’s …

Volunteers Needed For CARIFESTA XIII

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The CARIFESTA Secretariat has issued a call for volunteers to work during the Festival which is scheduled to be held in Barbados from August 17 to 27 this year. Potential volunteers who must be 15 years or older, will have the opportunity to serve at a number of events. Positions include parking assistants; first aid providers and Marshals. For additional …

Queen’s Park Buildings To Cater To PWDs

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When finished, the Queen’s House Building in Queen’s Park will be better equipped to service patrons with disabilities. This disclosure came from Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley, following a recent tour of the building. He told the media present that as construction continued on the property, there would be several “innovations”. “The building will have an elevator…to bring [it] into the …

Lashley: CARIFESTA Will Leave A Legacy

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CARIFESTA XIII is expected to have a long lasting impact on cultural industries in Barbados. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, expressed this view during a recent tour of several CARIFESTA XIII locations. While speaking to the Barbados Government Information Service during the all- day tour of the various locations, Mr. Lashley stated that the scheduled renovations for …

CARIFESTA XIII Preparations Gearing Up

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Preparations for the hosting of CARIFESTA XIII, the region’s largest arts festival, have shifted into high gear. So far, eight CARICOM countries have confirmed their participation, and Barbados is expected to play host to over 3,000 artists, artistes and artisans, their families and supporters from Thursday, August 17 to Sunday, August 27. In addition to early confirmers Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The …

PM Stuart To Attend Inter-Sessional Summit

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will leave the island tomorrow, Wednesday, February 15, to attend the Twenty-Eighth Inter-Sessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in Guyana, from February 16 to 17. Following the adoption of the Agenda, Heads of Government are expected to discuss a wide range of issues that are critical to the development of …