Barbadian On ‘Most Influential’ UN List

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Barbadian Chereda Grannum has been announced as one of the Global 100 Most Influential People of African Descent under 40. Ms. Grannum, who is employed as a Project Officer at the Commission for Pan-African Affairs, Ministry of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the objectives of the United Nations International Decade for People …

Pan African Commission To Host Fora On Ghana

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Members of the public will get the opportunity to learn more about Ghana when the Commission for Pan African Affairs hosts two events later this week. On Friday, July 27, at 9:30 a.m., Ghana based International lecturer and speaker, Reginald Ansah-Adjaye will speak on the topic Business Opportunities in Ghana. Then, at 2:00 p.m., he will discuss African Traditional Culture, Spirituality …

Commission To Host Mabalozi Conference

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The Commission for Pan-African Affairs will host the inaugural Global Mabalozi Conference under the theme: Self-Reparations: The Self-Esteem, Identity and Education of the African Descended Child. It will be held next Tuesday, July 10, at the Daphne Joseph Hackett Theatre, Queen’s Park, The City, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Activities planned for the day will include presentations by local, …

Culture Minister: Know Where You Come From

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Barbadian youth are being encouraged to know their history so that they can contribute to this country’s holistic development. This sentiment was expressed by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, as he addressed hundreds of young persons gathered at the beginning of a Freedom Corridor tour, which began at the Emancipation Statue on the JTC Ramsay Circle, Haggatt …

‘A Child Like Me’ Project Doing Well

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The Ministry of Culture’s Mabalozi ‘A Child Like Me’ Programme has collected over 50 boxes and one barrel, in aid of students affected by the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, earlier this year. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, on Wednesday praised the teachers and the students in the Mabalozi Programme for their generous contribution of stationery and food items …

Relief For Children In Hurricane Impacted Islands

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Through its Mabalozi Programme, the Commission for Pan-African Affairs (CPAA) will provide assistance to 14 schools in the islands of Tortola, Antigua and Barbuda. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, confirmed this today while speaking to members of the media during a press briefing in his Ministry’s conference room at Sky Mall. In an effort to “bring some comfort and relief” …

Emancipation Lecture On August 1

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The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, the Commission for Pan African Affairs and the Department of Archives will host this year’s Emancipation Lecture on Emancipation Day, Tuesday, August 1. It takes place at the Barbados Archives Department, Black Rock, St. Michael, at 6:00 p.m. Historian, Trevor Marshall will discuss the topic: The Emergence of Black Businesses After 1900.  Persons …

Lashley Passes On Self-Reparations Baton

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Young Barbadians have been tasked with the responsibility of enacting self-reparations. This charge came from Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, as he addressed the official hand over of the symbolic Self-Reparations Baton. The ceremony, which included various students from across the island, took place in front of the Emancipation Statue in Haggatt Hall, St. Michael. Mr. Lashley …