Performing at the Crop Over 2015 thanksgiving service at the St. James Parish Church yesterday morning was the dynamic duo of 12-year-old Nakeem and Naheem Wahid, who were pitch perfect in their rendition of “When I call on Jesus”.
OLDER Barbadians have a responsibility to teach the younger generation the true meaning of Crop Over.
Word of this from Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, who was speaking at the St. James Parish Church at a Crop Over thanksgiving service yesterday morning, heralding in the 2015 season.
Saying that he has purposely not joined the debate on the skimpiness of some bands, Minister Lashley said he is of the view that Crop Over is much more than just costumes and there is room for creativity.
Taking place during the Season of Emancipation, he said it celebrates stalwarts who toiled in the sugar cane harvest and will be honoured when a monument to celebrate Unsung Heroes in Barbados is erected, noting that Cabinet approval has been granted. “I believe they must never be forgotten because without them we could never have a Crop Over season.”