Consultations Begin on National Cultural Policy

The purpose of the outreach program is to provide members of the community, with the opportunity to share their views and suggestions, regarding the policy and to sensitize them about its main features.

MiyVue.com spoke with, the Research and Documentation Specialist in the Ministry of Culture, Ms. Marlene Phillips, who suggested that persons who may have a direct interest in such cultural matters, should make the best of the discussions, to ensure that their recommendations are heard and possibly incorporated.

Ms. Phillips also shared that a consultant from Jamaica, Mr. Sydney Bartley has been invited as the main presenter for the upcoming discussions.

She said the meetings are critical and very much a vital part of completing the policy in a manner that would deliver benefits to all stakeholders.

Mr. Sydney Bartley met on Tuesday 23rd August with individuals involved in fashion designing, heritage preservation, visual arts, dance, drama, literary and culinary arts. The meeting was held at the NEMA Headquarters, at Buckley’s. He also met with representatives in the music industry.

Additional meetings are slated for Wednesday 24th August, at the Anglican Church Hall, in Sandy point, at 6:00pm, said Ms. Phillips.

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