Lashley: Get in on Independence
COMMUNITIES ARE BEING CALLED on to host Independence activities and take ownership of the Independence celebrations.
At the launch of the Community Independence Celebrations yesterday, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Stephen Lashley said: “I want to see more community led activities where they see themselves as owning Independence, that we get that upsurge of events across the island.”
The minister, who received a sponsorship cheque of $20 000 from Goddard Enterprises Limited, said this year they were seeking to reignite the excitement which must be present in Independence at the community level.
“We know we have the parish ambassadors who mobilize the communities but want to take it a step further,” he said. (LK)