Sunday, April 21, 2024

Culture brings unity says Prime Minister Stuart


Share post:

CULTURE IS THE link the binds the region together.

This assertion came from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in a written address delivered on his behalf by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley at the opening ceremony of CARIFESTA XII in Haiti last Friday.

Lashley noted the important role culture played in the economic and social development of the Caribbean. “Artists, artistes, artisans and other cultural practitioners are able to earn a living and contribute to the economy, through culture. In Barbados, like in many other countries of the Caribbean, the cultural sector plays an important part in our economic development.”

“Our Caribbean identity exists by virtue of the values, practices, conventions, and habits that we share; (it exists because of) our shared culture…CARIFESTA expresses both the striving for and articulation of our regional identity which, of necessity, can only be achieved collectively,” he submitted.

He stressed the central role Haiti has played in the shaping of the Caribbean’s history, noting that ‘Haiti occupies a special place’. The Culture Minister stated that because of its history of freedom fighting that dates as far back as 1803, Haiti stood as a ‘beacon of Caribbean Identity.” (BGIS)


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Blackett endorses Yearwood, no-confidence in Thorne

Pandemonium broke out at a quarterly review meeting of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) this evening after general...

Netanyahu to reject any sanctions on army units

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to reject any sanctions on the country's military, after reports that the US...

Search on for missing woman

About 400 people took part in the search for Sonia Parris.An employee of Chefette Wildey, Parris, 58, of...

Businesses reporting heavy losses with reusable bags, utensils

Some plastic retailers and manufacturers are facing thousands of dollars in losses. They are reporting the issue is with...