GRAVESITE TRIBUTE TO A CULTURAL ICON: Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley (third from left), joined members of the local entertainment fraternity yesterday in paying tribute in song at the gravesite of Jackie Opel.

Rev. Jilian Crawford performing the re-dedication ceremony at the grave of the late Jackie Opel, surrounded by Ken Jones; Stetson ‘RPB’ Wiltshire; Anderson ‘Blood’ Armstrong; Erica Smith, CEO, Copyright Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers Inc. (COSCAP); and AJA.

Veteran entertainer, Richard Stoute, paying tribute to the late Jackie Opel.

In memory of Jackie Opel

Yesterday marked the 48th anniversary of the death of renowned Barbadian spouge singer, Dalton Sinclair Bishop, better known to all as “Jackie Opel”.

From left: Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Harcourt Husbands; UNICEF Representative to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Dr. Aloys Kamuragiye; and UNICEF Deputy Representative, Muriel Mafico, at yesterday’s event.

Great potential in youth and connectivity

WITH the majority of persons aged 15 to 24 years old in this country having access to the Internet, there is a need to ensure that they are using that access for more than social media.


MINISTER of Transport and Works Michael Lashley is making it clear that there is no law that states that motorists must get out of their vehicles to use their cellular phones.


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