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From left: Desiree Crichlow, Dario Bowen and Sharifa Yard show off their Certificates of Participation for the Community Independence Celebrations 2014 Parish Ambassadors’ Programme.
 
 
   
Minister Lashley: Registration is key
Stakeholders in the cultural industries sector are being told that in order to reap the benefits promised in the Cultural Industries Development, Act they will be required to register.

That is according to Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley. He told the media in an interview on Saturday night, that when the “pioneering piece of legislation” is proclaimed on February 1, Barbadians can expect to see a registry of artistes and cultural workers launched on or about the same time. This registry, he explained, is their gateway to start the process of accessing the various incentives outlined in the Act.

His comments came as he indicated that there are also plans to establish a Cultural Industries Development Authority, which will be charged with managing and administering the legislation and a Cultural Industries Development Fund, which Government now has to capitalis...

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