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Not Culture Minister alone

Yvette Best

Not Culture Minister alone

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Barbados will miss the boat a second time if the strategy to guide the creative industries is to be solely driven by the Minister of Culture.
Director of the Sir Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies, Dr Keith Nurse, indicated this yesterday.
Noting that the country was already late with the concept and that other nations were talking about creative capital and economies, he said other key ministries like tourism, finance, labour, foreign affairs, trade and legal affairs would have to be actively involved in the process.
Nurse was speaking at a consultation for cultural stakeholders at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, and the gravity of what he was saying was evidenced by the absence of representatives from the respective ministries. They all reportedly received invitations.
Read the full story in today’s SUNDAY SUN.