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Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Stephen Lashley has described the Community Independence Celebrations Programme, as “a veritable national treasure”.

Officially launching this year’s event at Oistins car park on Saturday evening, he lamented that Barbadians often were unappreciative of what was produced on these shores in spite of the quality.

“Too often, we fail to appreciate the value of things Barbadian. Too often we fall prey to the trend of lacking confidence in our local products and services, and even in our country. Too often we prefer to place our trust in, and place a higher value on things from other parts of the world,” he said, adding that the celebrations program itself was of a high standard.

Pointing to the Parish Ambassadors’ component, Lashley pointed out that some 352 young men and women have passed through and benefited from this developmental programme,...

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