Government is putting policies in place to ensure that young artists can follow in the footsteps of Barbados' three new cultural ambassadors.
This from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart as he congratulated outstanding calypsonians Alison Hinds, Stedson "Red Plastic Bag" Wiltshire and Dr Anthony "De Mighty Gabby" Carter who were all conferred with the title of Cultural Ambassador.
It was done in an elaborate ceremony at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium Sunday afternoon.
Prime Minister Stuart says all Barbadians can be proud of the trio's achievements.
The Prime Minister adds that efforts will continue to create the kind of environment that will allow the cultural industries to flourish.
And the three were given the royal treatment during the ceremony which saw them being conferred with their official documents.