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Govt may buy Globe Theatre

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Govt may buy Globe Theatre

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MORE THAN two years after it closed, and with bid after bid for its purchase falling through, the Globe Theatre on Roebuck Street looks set to get a new lease on life with its proposed purchase by Government.
?In addition, the interpretive signage, which had long been mooted for Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, could soon become a reality.
?Word of these two projects came on Saturday evening as the City’s two nearest green spaces – the redeveloped Constitution River and Church Village Green – were officially opened after months of rehabilitation and construction work.
Minister of Sport, Youth and Culture Stephen Lashley, who was speaking at the opening of Church Village Green, said he was happy to hear of two commitments outlined by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler and chief executive officer of the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc. (BTII) Stuart Layne.
“One [is] in relation to the acquisition of the Globe and the other one in relation to the signage project which are all protected in the Estimates he [Sinckler] has assured me,” he told his audience.