Barbados & US Dialogue On Culture

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The Ministry of Culture is seeking to establish a cultural agreement with the United States of America (USA). Speaking to US Ambassador to Barbados, Linda S. Taglialatela, during a courtesy call at his Sky Mall office, Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley, noted that his Ministry was very interested in exploring all opportunities for both countries to form a detailed cultural agreement. …

Ministry Dedicated To Camps Programme

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The Ministry of Youth will once again hold its National Summer Camps Programme, through strategic financial manoeuvres. During a press conference held on Monday at his Sky Mall office, Minister with responsibility for Youth, Stephen Lashley, stated that through the difficult economic times, the Ministry’s staff had worked to ensure that the national summer camps initiative would be held without …

Gov’t Committed To Youth Development

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Government is committed to the development of young people in Barbados. Minister with responsibility for Youth, Stephen Lashley, emphasised this point today during his address at the Youth Development Programme’s Galloping Ahead Jockey Training launch, held in the Incitatus Members’ Lounge at the Barbados Turf Club. Mr. Lashley explained that through the project, Government was reaffirming its commitment to providing …

Family History Project Launched

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Research into family history can challenge and change the narrative which typifies the Barbadian man and woman as only having a history of oppression and misfortune. This sentiment was expressed on Tuesday by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, at the launch of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society’s Barbados Family History Project, at the Museum, Garrison St. …

Lashley Concerned About Industries Act

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Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, has agreed to investigate the “slow take up” in relation to the operation of the Cultural Industries Development Act. Mr. Lashley made this promise during a press conference at his Sky Mall Ministry room to update members of the media on the Crop Over Festival. The Culture Minister, who met with members of the Barbados …

Crop Over Changes To Come

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This year’s Crop Over Festival will see several significant changes being implemented by Government. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, made this disclosure recently during a press conference at his Ministry in Sky Mall. According to the Minister, after a meeting with Crop Over stakeholders, namely the Barbados Association of Masqueraders (BAM), it was concluded that there needed to be an …

B’dos & Japan To Strengthen Relations

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The Governments of Barbados and Japan are exploring ways of forming stronger bilateral relations, especially in the areas of youth development, disaster preparedness, and sports development. During a recent courtesy call with Japan’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shunsuke Takei, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, expressed interest in creating opportunities for the youth of both countries to …

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 Independence Launch On Saturday

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The official launch of the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat’s (CICS) 2017 programme will take place on Saturday, May 13, at King George V Memorial Park, St. Philip, beginning at 1:00 p.m. It will be held under the theme, “Celebrating Community Spirit: Inspiring Strength and Unity”. During the launch, patrons will be introduced to this year’s Parish Independence Committees and Ambassadors. …

Lashley: Invest In Local Talent

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There is a need for further investment in Barbados’ talent. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, made this call recently while addressing participants of a Tourism Management Conference at Sandals Barbados. Mr. Lashley noted the importance of investing in the country’s young talent. “We must be prepared to invest in our country’s natural talent…as a very small country, Barbados has so …