Singing Stoute’s praises

Teen Talent winner Jabarrie Hurdle accepts his first prize cheque from Samuel Gaston of Courtesy, while David Comissiong and Richard Stoute look on.

Veteran singer and promoter Richard Stoute came in for more accolades from members of corporate Barbados following the successful staging of his 36th annual Richard Stoute Teen Talent competition at the Plantation Garden Theatre.

Singing Stoute’s praises was Regional Product Manager for Nissan and Hyundai vehicles Samuel Gaston,

Before making a monetary presentation to the first prize winner, Jabarrie Hurdle, at the offices of Courtesy Garage last week, Gaston made the point that the contributions by Stoute to the musical landscape of Barbados has been unmatched and cannot be measured in dollars and cents. Therefore his company Courtesy Garage was proud to be associated with events such as his which focussed on the uplifting and empowerment of the youth of Barbados.

“When we were formally approached for assistance by the organising committee of show, we had no hesitation in saying ‘yes we are on board’. Let me give you the assurance that Courtesy will again be on board next year as well as in years following,” he said.

After congratulating the winners, the manager concluded his speech by saying he did not believe the enough recognition has been given to the veteran promoter for his sterling contributions over the years and pleaded with other members of corporate Barbados to follow his company’s example and assist Stoute as well as any other events that will benefit the development of the country’s youth.

Also sharing similar sentiments was attorney-at-law and patron of the show Pan Africanist David Comissiong and General Manager of Divi Southwinds Resort, Alvin Jemmott, who both said they were happy to play their part by making commitments to continue to lend assistance whenever possible.

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