ANOTHER AWARD FOR ST. LUCIAN BROADCASTER IN BARBADOS
Saint Lucian Broadcaster Arturo Valentino continues to be recognized for his contribution to entertainment in Barbados.
The Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest has presented Valentino with an award for his contribution to the annual show over the past few years.
He was presented with the Francis Sisnett Trophy at the prize-giving ceremony held this past weekend at the Clement Payne Centre.
The Richard Stoute Teen Talent Contest, now in its 38th year, is the kindergarten for many of Barbados’s entertainers including Edwin Yearwood, Adrian Clarke and Rupee.
Valentino, who is attached to CBC Radio 94.7 FM in Bridgetown, says he’s quite surprised, yet humbled, by the award.
Valentino, a former Caribbean Correspondent with the Miami Herald, has also been recognized in the past in Barbados by Richard Stoute with the Jackie Opel Award for his contribution to Spouge Music.
The annual Barbados Music Awards has also presented Valentino with the Cornerstone Award for his contribution in promoting Barbadian music and culture.
Valentino takes pride in being a former member of the St. Lucia Red Cross, the Toastmaster Club and The Optimist Club of Castries.
Arturo Valentino with Richard Stoute.