The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture honoured cultural icon, John Berkley ‘Peanuts’ Taylor at a gala held at the Margaritaville Resort. Mr. Taylor is a renowned drummer and owner of the Drumbeat Club which was located originally at the corner of Market and Fleming Streets.

Prime Minister, the Hon. Philip Davis was at the gala event. He spoke to the need for the revival of certain art and entertainment forms in the country. He said, “we need to go and see fire dancing again. I need to see limbo dancing again. You know Buttercup and his spinning of trays, you know, we need to see that back again. And you have a government that is committed to do it. So I call on all of you who are in the arts. don’t give up. I know you’ve been despairing, this is a period for what I call, respair, refreshing hope and I am here to let you know that I’m with you and we’re going to bring back the good ole days.”