Grenada: Carriacou hosts local art exhibitions to uplift regional artists

The preservation and continued growth of Carriacou and Petite Martinique's indigenous arts and culture are extremely important not only for the economic benefits but also to ensure that they are sustained

Grenada: Carriacou hosts local art exhibitions to uplift regional artists
Grenada: Carriacou hosts local art exhibitions to uplift regional artists

Grenada: The preservation and continued growth of Carriacou and Petite Martinique’s indigenous arts and culture are extremely important not only for the economic benefits but also to ensure that they are sustained. That’s the word from both Ministers Ron Redhead and Tevin Andrews.

Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs and Local Government Tevin Andrews, along with colleague Minister for Youth, Sports and Culture Ron Redhead, made those remarks while attending the opening night of KIA in D Bagadere art exhibition. It was held recently at the Harvey Vale waterfront and featured local kayaks which are involved in the visual and culinary arts and literature.

Both Ministers pledged Government’s support for events such as KIA in D Bagadere.

Referencing local artist Jamil Frank from Petite Martinique, whose first public exposition at the event was in 2019 and is now doing well for himself, Minister Andrews said events like KIA in D Bagadere help to foster and grow young and upcoming artists.

The exhibition was supported by the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs & Local Government and local businesses.

Earlier, residents of Carriacou gave given overwhelming support to the plans for the implementation of the National Policy on Sports and Physical Activity.

A new round of consultation on the policy was recently started by the NDC Government, including a meeting in Carriacou that was addressed by Minister for Sports, Ron Redhead. Others participating in the consultation included Transitional Lead in the Ministry of Sports, Patrick Simmons; Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs & Local Government, Tevin Andrews; and Senior Coordinator of Sports Kerlon Peters.

Budgetary allocation, Minister Redhead said, has already been made for the implementation of the sports policy, which will provide a structured framework for sports and physical activity in the tri-island state. He added that Carriacou and Petite Martinique will positively benefit from the sports policy.

The Minister noted that the transformation of sports on Carriacou has already started with the presentation of footballs, new basketball equipment and soon a portal boxing ring.