Written by CBC NEWS Tuesday, 18 June 2013 11:43
Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley believes Barbados has what it takes to tap into the multi-million dollar film industry.
And he says government is taking steps to further develop the island's potential.
Lashley's comments came as he addressed the launch of the annual career and life management programme offered by the Pinelands Creative Workshop at the University of the West Indies Open Campus.
Written by CBC NEWS Monday, 17 June 2013 14:28
Events like the recently held heritage lecture and tours are important to increasing public awareness of the designation of Bridgetown and its historic garrison as a world heritage site.
Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley believes it is vital that Barbadians embrace and cherish their heritage.
During the event, dubbed Garrison, Guns and Galas, Barbadians toured the St Ann's Fort and were given brief lessons of Barbados' military history.
Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education of the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Professor Pedro Welch delivered the lecture.
Written by CBC NEWS Tuesday, 11 June 2013 15:15
Turning art into money is important, but not at the expense of the intrinsic value of the art.
That was the assessment of parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Education, Senator Harry Husbands, as he addressed the launch of the Caribbean Secondary School's drama festival, planned for later this year.
While lauding the Barbados association of drama educators for making strides towards arts being a viable career choice, Senator Husbands said that the true essence of art which can teach key life lessons should not be devalued.
The theatre festival features the work of children from across the region.
Written by CBC NEWS Tuesday, 11 June 2013 14:31
As the Crop Over season heats up, with the first official event just a few weeks away, a member of the disabled community says there are still no activities which include them.
President of the Senate and President of the Barbados Council for the Disabled, Senator Kerry Ann Ifill suggests festival events are not planned with the disabled in mind, particularly children.
Speaking at the launch of Special Day for Special Children, hosted by Junior Chamber International, Senator Ifill suggested that the answer is not planning Crop Over events specifically for the disabled either.
Senator Ifill lauded the JCI for its consistent hosting of the special day, which will run under the theme embracing and supporting special needs.
She said it is the one time of the year when disabled children feel they are most important.
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