CARIFESTA XIII Parade Not To Be Missed

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

All Barbadians are being encouraged to come out to the CARIFESTA XIII Parade of Countries, which will take place on Friday, August 18, beginning at Queen’s Park, at 3:30 p.m. The parade will give members of the public the opportunity to see the participating delegations in their countries’ various masquerade costumes, as they move through the streets of Bridgetown towards …

CARIFESTA Rock Hall Living Museum

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

Members of the public are invited to the CARIFESTA Rock Hall Living Museum, which takes place on Sunday, August 20, at the Rock Hall Freedom Village, St. Thomas, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. According to the Focal Point for Heritage in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Sheron Johnson, the free event which celebrates the establishment of the first …

Activities For Emancipation Day 2017

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The Pan-African Coalition of Organizations, in association with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, will host the Bongani Festival in commemoration of Emancipation Day. The event, which takes place on Tuesday, August 1, will start with a Freedom Walk from the Emancipation Statue at the JTC Ramsay Roundabout, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael. Following libations and ceremonial ancestral reverence, which …

Youth To Be Vital Part Of CARIFESTA

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CARIFESTA’s Youth Talk is expected to take the regional festival “to another dimension of the arts” in Barbados. This is according to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Ruth Blackman, who identified the youth and the cultural industries as the two significant elements to be focused on at the festival. She made these remarks on Thursday …

Emancipation Lecture On August 1

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, the Commission for Pan African Affairs and the Department of Archives will host this year’s Emancipation Lecture on Emancipation Day, Tuesday, August 1. It takes place at the Barbados Archives Department, Black Rock, St. Michael, at 6:00 p.m. Historian, Trevor Marshall will discuss the topic: The Emergence of Black Businesses After 1900.  Persons …

Registration Open For Summer Camps

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

Parents and guardians are invited to register their children or wards for this year’s National Summer Camps Programme. The camps, which will run from Monday, July 17, to Friday, August 18, will be held Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In addition to the general camps, this year’s programme will feature several special camps, including a Cultural …

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 …

CARIFESTA XIII Given Thumbs Up

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

A regional stakeholder has lauded Barbados for its preparations for this year’s CARIFESTA XIII celebrations. During a meeting with Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, at his Sky Mall Ministry, Programme Manager for Culture and Community Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr. Hilary Brown, said that Barbados was “on a good track so far”, as it prepared to host the region’s …

NSC Sporting Federations Meeting

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

Members of Barbados’ sporting federations are advised that the National Sports Council will host a meeting with those groups on Wednesday, May 10. The meeting, held in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture Sports and Youth, will take place in the Marigold Room of the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St Michael, at 5:00 p.m. jamal.weekes@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE CARIFESTA …

National Sports Policy Coming Soon

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It is only a matter of time before Barbados has a fully fleshed out National Sports Policy. This disclosure came today from Minister with responsibility for Sports, Stephen Lashley, as he addressed the launch of the 2017 Junior Tennis Tournament, at the Wildey Tennis Centre. Mr. Lashley reassured the young players present that his Ministry was diligently working to develop …