All Hail Steve Blackette who now takes over as our new Minister of Culture in Barbados.
This announcement was made yesterday by Hon Prime Minister Mr David Thompson. Do you know Steve Blackette? You should. He has been working as a freelance announcer on Starcom Network radio station for some years now, I used to do Madd Half hours shows with him on Saturday mornings, so I know him personally.
When I heard Steve was now Minister of Culture, I was cracking my brain trying to remember if at any time we might have disagreed and I had cursed him, there is nothing worse than when you curse somebody and then they end up as Minister over you.
Fortunately that never happened. Steve was always a very likable chap and was always cooperative when I did shows with him.
If he brings that cooperativeness into his management of the cultural industries I am sure all of us should benefit, if he doesn’t, well then I might have to curse him after all.
All jokes aside, Boyce Voice would like to welcome Steve Blackette as the new Minister of Culture, It will be interesting to see the changes a fresh head administrator will make in this industry. Will the Festival Events Bureau still be taking over the running of Crop Over this year? or will it go back to the National Cultural Foundation (NCF)?
Who will be running the NCF? and whose ass is going to get sent home? All these are questions which need to be answered! What questions or suggestions would you have for the New Minister?