Barbados Fully Supports Black Empowerment

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The Government of Barbados is fully invested in the development of the nation’s African consciousness. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, made this assertion during the opening ceremony of a private screening of the film Black Panther, hosted by the Commission of Pan-African Affairs (CPAA) and the Cultural Policy Research Section of the Ministry, at the Olympus Theatres last night. Highlighting …

Lashley Gives ‘Thumbs Up’ To Youth Ministry

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Minister of Youth, Stephen Lashley, has given his Ministry’s youth programmes a thumbs up. While addressing the awards ceremony of the Ministry’s Block Draughts Competition recently at Sky Mall, Mr. Lashley stated that “the programmes of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth are working [and] the investment of the Government in the development of young people is working”. The …

Culture Minister Receives Reparations Report

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Barbados has made another step towards the goal of obtaining regional reparations. This step comes as members of the island’s Reparations Task Force recently presented Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, with an official report on arguments in support of reparations, in his Ministry’s Conference Room at Sky Mall. After receiving the document, Mr. Lashley noted that he …

Lashley: Sports Development For All

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This island’s Sports Minister has called for all hands to be on deck when it comes to the development of sport in Barbados. Speaking at the 35th annual National Sports Council Awards at the Frank Collymore Hall, Minister Stephen Lashley said that “across this island are young men and women of purpose whose opportunity for development is dependent on our …

Sports Minister Lauds Olympic Association

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The Barbados Olympic Association (BOA) has come in for high praise from Sports Minister, Stephen Lashley. Mr. Lashley, who delivered remarks at the BOA’s Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, at the Hilton Barbados Resort, noted that the organisation had stepped up its strategy of promoting institutional strengthening, with respect to training and re-training of sports administrators, coaches and officials, …

A Home For Barbados Youth Service Soon

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After 12 years, the Barbados Youth Service (BYS) will soon have a permanent facility. Youth Minister, Stephen Lashley, made this announcement over the weekend during the graduation ceremony of the September 2016 intake of trainees, at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium. While he encouraged the young graduates to “press forward” to achieve their goals in life, Mr. Lashley indicated that as …

NIFCA Still Making A Cultural Impact

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The National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) is still making a significant impact on the island’s cultural landscape. Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley, shared this view as he delivered the welcome address at the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Gold Awards Ceremony at Ilaro Court last Friday. Mr. Lashley congratulated the artistes gathered for their dedication to artistic …

Dash Valley Pavilion Renamed

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In acknowledgement of the contribution and achievements of a local sportsman and icon of the Dash Valley community, the Dash Valley Pavilion, in St. George has been renamed “The Robert Browne Pavilion”. During an official ceremony held on the grounds of the pavilion, Sports Minister Stephen Lashley, said that his Ministry and the Cabinet of Barbados agreed with the residents …

Lashley: We Believe In Youth

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The Ministry of Culture is determined to provide as many opportunities as possible for the graduates of its Youth Achieving Results (YAR) Programme. This promise was made by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley who gave the feature address at the YAR graduation, which was recently held in the Queens Park Steel Shed. As he spoke to the …

Lashley Condemns Nelson’s Defacing

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Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley has condemned the defacing of the statue of Lord Nelson. In a statement released today, the Minister acknowledged that “for years” there has been public debate on whether or not the monument should be removed from where it currently stands; however, he condemned the act of defacing “any public monument in Barbados”, regardless of the …