Statement On Culture Ministry’s IFCD Funding Bid

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The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth applied to the International Fund for Cultural Diversity (IFCD) in April 2017 for funding to assist with the review and revision of the National Cultural Policy of Barbados. The revision of the National Cultural Policy of Barbados seeks to bring the country’s cultural policy in line with global cultural developments and advancements within …

Film Course Graduation Nov. 25

Julie Carrington Ministry News

Twenty-students who participated in an intense two-month movie producing course will receive their certificates during a graduation ceremony this coming Saturday. The ceremony will be held in the Ministry of Culture Sports and Youth’s Conference Room, at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael, starting at 4:00 p.m.  During the event, course facilitators Penny Hynam and Andrea Allan will deliver remarks, …

Blackett: Community Spirit Is Important

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Tuck band performers from the Haynesville Youth Group on stage at the Sagicor Life Inc. Lighting Ceremony yesterday. (Photo courtesy of Himal Reece) To build a better Barbados with strength and unity, there is a need for Barbadians to work together with strong community spirit at heart. This charge came from Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steven …

New Date For Lighting Ceremony

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The annual Sagicor Life Inc.’s Lighting Ceremony has been rescheduled from Wednesday, November 1, to Monday, November 6. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, made this disclosure earlier today, during the official hand over of a sponsorship cheque valued at BDS $25,000, from major sponsor Sagicor Life Inc. Mr. Lashley said that due to the Cabinet-instituted three days of mourning for …

Lashley Lauds Outgoing BOA President

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, has lauded the contribution of outgoing President of the Barbados Olympic Association (BOA), Steve Stoute. Addressing a special lunch held in Mr. Stoute’s honour yesterday at the Ministry’s Sky Mall office, Mr. Lashley thanked Mr. Stoute for his “hard work and dedication to the Olympic movement and the development of sports in …

Many Benefits From Sports Programme

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

There are many noteworthy benefits to be derived from Government’s National Community Sports Training Programme. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, made this point today at the launch of the Training Programme in his Ministry’s Conference Room in Sky Mall. During the launch, Mr. Lashley disclosed that the National Community Sports Training Programme was designed to provide a …

Register For Road Tennis Tournament

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

Registration is now open for the Inter-Parish Road Tennis Tournament 2017-2018. Competition for this year will take place in the following categories: Senior Men ‘A’; Senior Men ‘B’; Ladies; 14 years to 18 years old – Male and Female; 13 years and under – Male and Female; Masters (Over 50). A number of community centre pavilions have been designated for …

Ministry Dealing With CARIFESTA Issues

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

Several changes have been made to the operations of CARIFESTA XIII to resolve some of the major issues being experienced. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, disclosed this last evening, as he spoke to the media during a tour of the Grand Market and Buyer’s Shopping Mall held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Mr. Lashley noted that the CARIFESTA XIII …

CARIFESTA XIII Parade Not To Be Missed

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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

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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 …