Lashley: Money in our culture
BARBADOS IS sitting on a cultural gold mine, says Minister of Culture Stephen Lashley.
Stating that cultural practitioners should be able to make a living year-round, he told the SUNDAY SUN yesterday he was focused on ensuring that the cultural sector generated the kind of business activity that would add diversity to the economy.
“I’m trying to create within Crop Over a much more user-friendly environment for those looking to do businessin Crop Over, and one of the things I’m going to pursue is sunset legislation to govern this very important period where we can do things a bit more differently and have more facilitatory engagement.
“The way forward for tourism has really got to be event-based, where persons who come to Barbados in their droves, their spend is increased. (RJ)