The Offical Launch of Community Independence Celebrations was held at Oistins Car Park earlier this evening.
The celebrations started with a colourful parade from the top of Oistins Hill into the car park and included the Parish Ambassadors and committees accompanied by a tuk band and conch shell blowers.
Young Barbadian performers in drama and dance made outstanding contributions while Adrian Clarke a former calypso monarch performed various spouge numbers. Oldtimer Pompey did his fascinating “thing.”
A feature of the celebrations was the presentation of The jackie Opel Award to composer and musician Sach Moore.
The Minister of Culture, Sport and Youth the Hon. Stephen Lashley presenting the Spouge Award to Mr. Sach Moore ( at right ) during the Official Launch of Community Independent Celebrations at the Oistins Car Park , Ch.Ch Barbados.