Call For More Young People To Write

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Author of The Pearl, Melanie Springer (right), presenting Minister of Youth, Family and Sports, Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, with a copy of the book.??

Young Barbadians are being urged to write more, including journals and books.

Changes To The CICS Programme

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Members of the groupe Danse Nationale Afrique perform during the official launch of the Community Independence Celebrations at the Jackie Opel Amphitheatre.

Major changes are on the cards for the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat’s (CICS) programme.??

Advice For Day Care Facilities And Schools

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With the start of the new school term a mere few days away, the Ministry of Health has called on parents, students and teachers to continue to practice good hygiene, as it seeks to contain the incidence of Influenza A (H1N1) here.

THIRTY-FOUR STANDARDS IN THE WORKS

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There are 34 standards currently being developed by the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) under an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB/MIF) funded project arrangement. They will cover a range of areas including gold jewellery, wooden furniture and botanical cosmetics.

OAS SECRETARY GENERAL TO PAY OFFICIAL VISIT

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??Prime Minister, David Thompson

Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Jos?? Miguel Insulza, will pay an official visit to Barbados from Sunday, August 30, to Tuesday, September 1.

TRAINING FOR FRONTLINE HEALTH WORKERS NEXT MONTH

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Twenty-five frontline health care workers will undergo three days of intensive training next month as part of the recently launched project on Capacity Building for Mainstreaming Gender Analysis in HIV and AIDS. Training will be held from September 8 to 10 at the 3Ws Cricket Oval at the University of the West Indies. Those to be trained include doctors, nurses, …

SEMINARS FOR SENIOR CITIZENS’ MONTH

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Elder abuse, the death of a new born, and coping with Alzheimer’s will be some of the issues dealt with, in September, as the National Assistance Board hosts five seminars to observe Senior Citizens’ Month. The first seminar will take place on Monday, September 21, and will focus on Alzheimer’s. Sponsored by the National Committee on Ageing, it will be …