Barbados to build centre for performing arts

(Barbados Nation) Government will construct a centre for the performing arts, and has called on radio stations to play no less than 60 per cent of local music, while it pledged Bds$50 million to promote, market and distribute local entertainers’ products and services from next year.

Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler said the multi-purpose, state-of-the-art Cultural and Performing Arts Centre would be financed and constructed through a grant from the government of the People’s Republic of China, and located at Spring Garden opposite the Brandons Beach facility once given Town Planning approval.

He said further details would come soon.

Sinckler also promised those across the music, arts and entertainment spectrum a five-year Government-backed Bds$50 million guarantee that would allow them to borrow Bds$10 million yearly from 2012.

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