Barbados Film Commission Coming

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Plans are under way to establish a Barbados Film and Digital Media Commission. This is the word from Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, who gave brief remarks at the opening of the Science North Canadian Film Festival at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society’s Walled Garden Theatre, last night. Mr. Lashley explained that while a Film Commissioner’s …

Lashley: NCF Still Developing Artistes

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The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) continues to make a worthwhile mark on the development of local artistes. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley made this observation yesterday during a ceremony in his Sky Mall office, where he presented two Barbadian dance groups with airline tickets and funds for accommodation in order to participate in the World of Dance …

Lashley Urges Media To Promote Positive Youth

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Youth Minister, Stephen Lashley, has criticised what he termed as the media’s “over-reliance” on highlighting negative behaviour by some of the nation’s youth. Mr. Lashley’s comments came as he delivered the feature address at the launch of a partnership between the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat (CICS) and the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, at the Nidhe Israel Synagogue in The …

CICS Partners With Duke Of Edinburgh Award

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The Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat (CICS) has partnered with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The partnership was officially launched by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, during a ceremony held at the Nidhe Israel Synagogue in The City yesterday. Through the partnership of the CICS and the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, parish ambassadors will engage in …

Sports Minister: Bravo North Stars!

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The North Stars Cultural and Social Club has come in for high praise from one Government Minister. Speaking at the club’s recently-held Awards Dinner at the Almond Beach Village in St. Peter, Minister with responsibility for Sports, Stephen Lashley, lauded its members for their contribution to the development of their community. “We need more organisations with the will and desire …

Government Dedicated To Sports & Youth

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Through various initiatives, Government is seeking to further develop sports and the youth in Barbados. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, made this disclosure during his address at the recently-held North Stars Cultural and Social Club Awards Dinner at the Almond Beach Village in St. Peter. Mr. Lashley stated: “In direct response to the economic and social benefits …

Young Barbadians Need To See ‘Panama Dreams’

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The film Panama Dreams is important for the younger generation. These sentiments were expressed recently by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, and the film’s director, Alison Saunders, on the sidelines of the film’s premiere at the newly renovated Daphne Joseph Hackett Theatre in Queen’s Park. Praising the director, cast and crew for their hard work, the Minister …

Barbados Seeking Youth Ties With China

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The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth is looking to expand its connection with China. This was revealed when Youth Minister, Stephen Lashley, met recently with Barbados’ newly appointed Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, Francois Jackman, during a courtesy call at the Ministry at Sky Mall. The two officials discussed various ways in which Barbados and China could …

Esther Philips Is Barbados’ First Poetry Laureate

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Esther Philips is Barbados’ first Poet Laureate. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley presented Ms. Philips with her documents and instruments of appointment during a meeting on Wednesday in his Ministry’s conference room in Sky Mall. The designation Poet Laureate is conferred on a literary scholar actively involved in poetry and the literary community of their country for not less than …

Health Programme Coming To Help Local Athletes

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The Cabinet of Barbados has approved an initiative for the implementation of a Health Evaluation and Health Maintenance Programme for selected elite and emerging athletes. Sports Minister, Stephen Lashley, made this announcement at the Flag Presentation Ceremony to the team representing Barbados in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, at the Barbados Defence Force Headquarters, St. Ann’s Fort, Garrison, St. Michael. Mr. …