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The Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in Barbados was a buzz of activity on Friday in preparation for the opening of the CARIFESTA XIII Grand Market which will be held on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at noon. Vendors and exhibitors were busy preparing their booths, mounting their displays and making general arrangements. Minister of Culture, Barbados Hon. Stephen Lashley was there to oversee the activities.
Our Communications Officer at CARIFESTA spoke to the Minister who said that all activities in the CARIFESTA XIII schedule are still on despite the disruption cause by Tropical Storm Harvey. He also encouraged persons to visit the Grand Market and Buyers Shopping Mall to witness various aspects of the Region’s culture on display.
Stay tuned to this space for the video interview with Minister Lashley who will provide more details on what to look forward to at CARIFESTA XIII, including the opening ceremony which will now be on on Sunday, August 20, 2017, starting at the Queen’s Park Oval and culminating at the Kensington Oval.