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 …

Calypso Fraternity Loses One Of Its Own

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Newly appointed Minister of Creative Economy, Culture and Sports, John King, today expressed condolences to the family of Charles “Romeo” Smith, describing him as “one of the great pioneers of calypso in Barbados”. Reminiscing about the fallen singer, Minister King himself a calypsonian, shared that as a young artiste, Romeo always stressed to him the importance of being well-dressed and …