Barbados last evening launched its 21st annual Community Independence Celebrations by honouring a stalwart of the arts, Winston ‘Cassius Clay’ Yearwood.
Culture Minister, Stephen Lashley, told a large crowd at the Speightstown Esplanade that the Community Independence Secretariat recognizes the contribution made by persons to certain art forms that can be identified as truly Barbadian through what is known as the Spouge Awards.
“This year, the stalwart chosen is none other than Mr Winston ‘Cassius Clay’ Yearwood, BCH, who has attained much in the area of culture.
“His story is one of struggle and persistence, also one of victory. What he has been able to accomplish and how he did it should be a source of inspiration for those who feel at times that there is no way out,” Lashley said.
Despite periods of rain the 2015 Parish Attendants and Ambassadors made a jubilant entry onto the blocked off Esplanade roadway for a night of entertainment.