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Lashley gives safety assurance for CARIFESTA XIII

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Barbados Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley. (Photo via Barbados Government Information Service -  FP)
Barbados Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley. (Photo via Barbados Government Information Service -
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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 noted that from the early stages of planning the coming arts festival, the security of patrons and participants has always been a major focus.

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service

Maximum exposure for CARIFESTA XIII

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Barbados Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley. (Photo via Barbados Government Information Service -  FP)
Barbados Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley. (Photo via Barbados Government Information Service – FP)

CARIFESTA XIII will not lack for exposure thanks to the signing of two agreements – The Host Broadcasters Agreement with the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation (CBC); and a Memorandum of Understanding with the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU).

In a brief signing ceremony (Friday) at his Ministry in Sky Mall, Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley, announced that CBC had been appointed the host country’s broadcasting agency responsible for all the television broadcasting arrangements in relation to CARIFESTA XIII. The festival will be held in Barbados from August 17 to 27.

Explaining to the media that CBC’s responsibility was “very critical” to the successful broadcasting of all elements of the regional festival, Mr. Lashley indicated that the island expected to welcome approximately 3,000 cultural artistes from 27 countries.

“The last occasion that Barbados hosted CARIFESTA was 1981, and we want to ensure going forward we are able to document appropriately and, of course, ensure maximum coverage to persons, particularly in the diaspora … We expect those in Barbados will be participating by actually going to the events but of course CBC through its various services will make it available to all and sundry,” he stated.

Read more at: Barbados Government Information Service

CARIFESTA is worth your time and money – Barbados Culture Minister

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Minister of Culture Youth and Sports of Barbados, the Hon. Stephen Lashley is of the opinion that CARIFESTA is a cultural investment worth making. According to him, there was no other cultural festival in the world that could provide quite the experience that CARIFESTA did, while catering to multiple demographics. Minister Lashley was in Guyana for the Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the Regional Cultural Committee (June 21-23, 2017). We caught up with him to get a quick update on plans for CARIFESTA XIII, which will be held in Barbados, August 17-27, 2017. Check out this video clip to hear more of what the Minister had to say.

Stay tuned to this space for more on how the plans for CARIFESTA XII are progressing.