Lashley Passes On Self-Reparations Baton

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Young Barbadians have been tasked with the responsibility of enacting self-reparations. This charge came from Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, as he addressed the official hand over of the symbolic Self-Reparations Baton. The ceremony, which included various students from across the island, took place in front of the Emancipation Statue in Haggatt Hall, St. Michael. Mr. Lashley …

A Call For More Support For The Arts

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Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, has described regional conglomerate Massy as “visionary”, following its recent hosting of a new art exhibition at its Warrens, St. Michael, location. During a walk-through of the pop up art gallery at Massy Stores Super Centre, Mr. Lashley praised the management of Massy (Barbados) Ltd. for hosting the “Rebel-Celetic” art exhibition, which is curated by …

Lashley: CARIFESTA Will Leave A Legacy

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CARIFESTA XIII is expected to have a long lasting impact on cultural industries in Barbados. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, expressed this view during a recent tour of several CARIFESTA XIII locations. While speaking to the Barbados Government Information Service during the all- day tour of the various locations, Mr. Lashley stated that the scheduled renovations for …

Work On Wildey Gym On Track

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Come July 2017, Barbadians can look forward to having a newly-renovated Wildey Gymnasium. This projection came today from Minister with responsibility for Sports, Stephen Lashley, who spoke to members of the media following a tour of the Gymnasium at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. Mr. Lashley noted that in spite of some delays, the construction team from the People’s Republic …

Oval’s Lease Arrangements Under Review

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Government is carefully reviewing the lease arrangements at Kensington Oval in preparation for a meeting with the Barbados Cricket Association (BCA) on the future management of that sporting facility. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, made this disclosure in response to an article which appeared in the Midweek Nation of Wednesday, February 22, indicating that discussions were at …

Lashley: Babb’s Left An Indelible Impression

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Fielding Babb has left “an indelible impression” on the visual arts of Barbados. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, paid this tribute today to the renowned Barbadian artist, who passed away over the weekend. Describing Mr. Babb’s contribution to the cultural development of Barbados as “phenomenal” and “outstanding”, Mr. Lashley said he used his artistic talent to preserve …

Silver Hill Road Tennis Begins Sunday

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The Silver Hill Road Tennis Tournament is back for a fifth year. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, made this announcement on Wednesday while addressing the media at the press launch of the upcoming tournament. According to the Minister, the tournament, which begins on Sunday, February 12, has been well received by members of that Christ Church community. …

Changes Coming For Crop Over Festival

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Dialogue has begun between the Ministry of Culture and various stakeholders to examine how best to improve the Crop Over Festival. Speaking at the Catch The Feeling: Crop Over Sponsors Launch last Friday at Ilaro Court, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, stated that as time progressed, Barbados’ must adapt its offerings to match the needs of a varying target audience, without compromising its cultural identity. “There is a need for continuous review …

Lashley: Volunteerism Can Transform Barbados

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Through volunteerism, Barbados can build a “stronger, fairer and more sustainable society”. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, made this comment at the Community Independence Celebrations Annual Awards and Dinner, held in the Daryll Jordan Secondary School Hall, St. Lucy, last Saturday. Lauding the many Community Independence Celebrations parish ambassadors and attendants for their dedication, Mr. Lashley noted …

Innovation Is The Future Says Lashley

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“We have an urgent need for a thirst for success and innovation.” Minister with responsibility for Youth, Stephen Lashley, shared this view as he delivered the feature address at The Alexandra School’s awards ceremony at the school, Speightstown, St. Peter, this morning. While encouraging the students to have a more “focused passion for success”, Mr. Lashley noted that providing innovations …