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NCF remembers Carew

NCF CEO Cranston Browne, lays a wreath at the site where The Great Carew once lived.

NCF CEO Cranston Browne, lays a wreath in the area where The Great Carew once lived.

One of Barbados’ most loved entertainers was remembered this morning as the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) held its first Crop Over bus crawl in collaboration with CBC.

NCF CEO Cranston Browne, along with St James parish ambassadors, laid wreaths in the area where The Great Carew once lived.

The entertainer, born Neville Denis Blackman, died on August 3, 1995, when his beachside wooden house was washed out to sea by unusual” flooding, just off the coast of Weston.

Explaining the reason for the bus crawl, the NCF CEO said they wanted to reach out to communities across Barbados.Bus crawl

We felt this was one of the ways to do that and share the Crop Over feeling and the fever throughout Barbados so we’re going into a number of communities,” he said.

As you know we had to cut back on the Cavalcades so this is another way that we wanted to make sure that we get into the communities.”

The bus crawl goes through St Peter, St Joseph, St Philip, St George and St Michael.

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