Lashley: Netball Is A Vital Sport

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Barbados’ Sports Minister, Stephen Lashley, believes that netball is an important sport that can help to develop female involvement in sports at the international level. Minister Lashley made this statement recently while addressing patrons at the Opening Ceremony of the Annual Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) Netball Tournament at the Netball Stadium, Waterford, St. Michael. According to him, the sport, which …

Youth Minister Meets British Envoy

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The Ministry of Youth is keen on partnering with the British High Commission to spearhead a youth entrepreneurship summit that would allow young entrepreneurs from the two countries to network. This was stated by Minister with responsibility for Youth, Stephen Lashley, when British High Commissioner, Janet Douglas, paid him a recent courtesy call at the Ministry’s Sky Mall location. During …

Lashley Pays Tribute To Darren Fortune

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The Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley has extended condolences to the family of Barbadian jockey Darren Fortune. In a statement released via social media, Mr. Lashley noted that “Darren’s death will be a great loss to horse racing in Barbados and Canada”. According to reports, Darren succumbed to his injuries on Friday after he fell off of …

Wildey Gymnasium Re-opened

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After months of renovations, the Wildey Gymnasium has officially been handed over to Barbados. During an official ceremony which was recently held at the gymnasium to mark the end of the major renovations, General Manager Assistant in the Chinese Shanxi Construction Engineering Group, Mr. Zhang Shen presented Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, with a Ceremonial Handover Key. …

Lashley: Grade ‘A’ For CARIFESTA XIII

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CARIFESTA XIII has been a resounding success. This declaration came from Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, who delivered the feature remarks at the Official Closing Ceremony of CARIFESTA XIII which was held at the Kensington Oval on Sunday night. While addressing the massive crowd gathered at the Oval to celebrate the end of the region’s largest arts …

Ministry Dealing With CARIFESTA Issues

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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 Is Under Way

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CARIFESTA XIII has officially begun. The pulsating rhythms of the region, and its electrifying colours of costumes have been brought to Barbados for 10 days of music, art, performance, literature and culture. On Sunday, August 20, thousands of delegates from across the region met in Queen’s Park to begin the official start of this region’s largest arts festival.  With welcoming …

CARIFESTA XIII Opening Ceremony Postponed

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The Opening Ceremony of CARIFESTA XIII, scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, August 18, at Kensington Oval, has been postponed due to the approach of Tropical Storm Harvey. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, made the disclosure this evening, and explained that the preparations for the impending weather system had greatly impacted the arrangements for the opening ceremony. “The national response …

Barbadians Excited About CARIFESTA

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As preparations for CARIFESTA XIII enter the final phase, interest from the Barbadian population continues to show great promise. This disclosure was made by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, who recently updated the media on the preparations for the arts festival during a press briefing in his Ministry’s conference room in Sky Mall. Mr. Lashley noted that …

Lashley: CARIFESTA XIII Will Be Safe

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Barbadians are being assured that strict security measures have been implemented to ensure the safety of persons attending the various CARIFESTA events. This assurance recently came from Minister with responsibility for Culture, Stephen Lashley, as he addressed a press briefing in his conference room in Sky Mall. Speaking in light of the recent shooting incident during Grand Kadooment, Mr. Lashley …