Minister King Addresses Potential Job Losses

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Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, John King, has objected to an article which appeared in the Nation newspaper dated December 7, which implied that he, as Sports Minister, had stated that there would be no jobs losses, as a result of the merger of the National Sports Council and the Gymnasium. According to the Minister, no such assurance …

Barbados To Establish A Cultural Places Resgister

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Barbados is taking steps to ensure that there is a comprehensive local National Register of Heritage places. Speaking earlier this week at an OAS workshop entitled ‘Effective Heritage Registries and National Register’ at the Radisson Aquatica Hotel, Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports,  John King, pointed out that there is a strong link between cultural heritage, international tourism and …

Independence Parade 2018 – More Than A Parade

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This year’s Independence Parade has been dubbed as “more than a parade”. The annual event, which is a highlight of the island’s Independence celebrations, will see a number of changes this year, but Barbadians have been assured that the traditional elements will be retained. During a press conference today at the Barbados Defence Force’s St. Ann’s headquarters, Minister of Health …

Independence Games Launched At Pirates Cove

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Activities to mark Barbados’ 52nd year of Independence were kicked into high gear with the launch of the Barbados Independence Invitational Games (BiiG) recently at Pirates Cove on Bay Street. The event is hosted by the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) and is in its third year. Featured speaker, Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, John King, explained that the …

Continued Support For Lighting Ceremony

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Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, John King, recently received a much needed financial boost from the title sponsor at the launch of the Sagicor Life Inc. Lighting Ceremony. Mr. King expressed his gratitude to Sagicor for its continued support, especially in light of the current economic climate. He gave his assurance that “situations such as what is happening …

Shift In Thinking Necessary To Curb Vandalism

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Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, John King, believes that greater emphasis needs to be placed on shifting the thinking of some people rather than trying to “regulate every possible thing”. Speaking in reference to the vandalism which has occurred over the years at roundabouts which are usually decorated in November, Mr. King asserted that rather than try to …

MOU Signed To Assist With Heritage Economy

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Barbados and the Organization of American States (OAS) now have a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the cultural heritage project Enhancing the Framework for the Development of a Heritage Economy in the Caribbean. Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, John King, and OAS representative in Barbados, AmbassadorFrancis McBarnette, recently signed the MOU. In signing the document, Minister King explained …

Easier Access To Information On Studying Overseas

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Secondary school students seeking to explore opportunities to study overseas are now better positioned to do so, with the opening of the EducationUSA Advising Centre at the headquarters of the National Library Service in Independence Square. At this morning’s launch, Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, John King, explained that the new venture would be instrumental in providing greater …

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 …

Genealogy Important To Preserving Heritage

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The Archives Department of the Ministry of Culture is now better positioned to carry out its mandate, thanks to a boost from the Barbados Tourism Product Authority. During the second genealogy marketplace, held at the Archives Department, Minister of Culture, John King, received six laptop computers on behalf of the Department, which will be used to assist persons conducting searches …