Lashley: Government Doing Its Part

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Youth Minister, Stephen Lashley, is convinced that the systems set up by Government for the development of the youth are working. Mr. Lashley made this statement recently during the launch of the electronic health records management application, Med Regis HER, which was created by graduate of the Youth Entrepreneurship Scheme (YES) Programme, Dale Trotman. Mr. Lashley stated that he was …

Lashley Remembers Boxing Icon Sam King

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Sports Minister, Stephen Lashley, has described late champion boxer and veteran trainer, Sam King, as “a key sports personality upon whose efforts the discipline of boxing was built in Barbados”. In a statement issued today, Mr. Lashley said that Mr. King would be remembered for his “gentle Christian nature” and for his “quiet but impactful approach to guiding numerous young boxers to achieving excellence in boxing at the local and international levels”. He …

Barbados Building CARIFESTA Legacy

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CARIFESTA XIII promises to be to be a diverse festival with a lasting legacy. During a media update in his Sky Mall office today, Minister with responsibility for Culture, Stephen Lashley highlighted several plans for the festival. One notable feature referred to by the Minister was the Grand Market and Buyer’s Mall. He pointed out that since Barbados had been …

Culture Minister Lauds Private Sector

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Members of the private sector have come in for high praise from Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, following the donation of a car for the winner of the Festival Designer of the Year for Crop Over 2017. Speaking yesterday at the launch of the Soca Royale Competition at McEnearney Quality Inc. (MQI), Mr. Lashley expressed appreciation to Consolidated Finance and …

NCF Will Continue To Collaborate

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The National Cultural Foundation (NCF) will continue to collaborate with its various stakeholders to choose the Crop Over awardees yearly. This assertion came from Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, during an interview on the sidelines of the Crop Over Opening Gala and Ceremonial Delivery of the Last Canes, at the King George V Memorial Park last weekend. Stating that this move …

Lashley Tells Region To Look To Barbados

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Regional cultural directors have been encouraged to examine Barbados’ legislation on the development of cultural industries. This suggestion came from Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, who spoke at the 25th meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee, in Georgetown, Guyana. While addressing the region’s various Directors of Culture, Minister Lashley referred to the Cultural Industries Development Act, and urged those gathered …

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. …