Barbados Seeks To Strengthen Ties With Japan

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Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senator Maxine McClean and State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Masahisa Sato, focused on education as an important plank for further cooperation between the two countries during a courtesy call on Tuesday. The Japanese envoy, who was on a two-day visit to the island, also highlighted other areas of cooperation, including maritime security, fisheries …

Two Outstanding Barbadians Honoured

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Government has recognised the contributions of Neville Cummins and Sir Maurice King to the development of the Briar Hall, Christ Church community. Addressing the renaming ceremony of the Briar Hall Pavilion and the Briar Hall Sports Facility to the Neville Cummins Pavilion and the Maurice King Sports Complex, respectively, Sports Minister, Stephen Lashley, said it was important to acknowledge the …

Lashley Urges Radio Stations: Play Bajan Music

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One Government Minister has urged local radio stations to play more local music. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, made this plea recently when he gave the feature address at the opening of the Cultural Ambassadors Recording Centre at #16 Pelican Village, Bridgetown. “It is a fact that music production and output have increased at an unprecedented rate over the last …

Culture Minister: Know Where You Come From

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Barbadian youth are being encouraged to know their history so that they can contribute to this country’s holistic development. This sentiment was expressed by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, as he addressed hundreds of young persons gathered at the beginning of a Freedom Corridor tour, which began at the Emancipation Statue on the JTC Ramsay Circle, Haggatt …

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 …