Participants in the E. Clement Bethel National Arts Festival were presented with their awards by Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Mario Bowleg at a ceremony held at the National Art Gallery.

Bowleg spoke at the event saying, “as the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture we are proud to display aspects of our heritage at the same time continue the dream of E. Clement Bethel, former director of culture within the ministry. The pandemic has taught us the importance of keeping a culture alive through resilience, faith and perseverance. We, like Mr. Clement Bethel, understand the arts and culture are at the core of people’s existence.”