World No Tobacco Day will be celebrated on Monday, May 31, under the theme "Gender and Tobacco with an emphasis on marketing to women".
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner (FP)
"As more and more people live alone or are institutionalised away from their immediate family, the promotion of social contacts and having something meaningful to engage their time becomes more important."
The exploits of women on and off the field will come into sharp focus next week, when the Partners Forum – a precursor to the 9th Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting – mounts an exhibition to celebrate their achievements.
Dwight Moseley of Parkinson School??and Melissa Forde of St. Ursula’s School??reciting the GENLINK Motto with??Cynthia Bowen, a member of the Geriatric Hospital’s Day Care programme. (J. Gill/BGIS)
GENLINK, the programme which was originally started in 2005 to strengthen relations between the elderly and the youth, was lauded today during its re-launch at Hilton Barbados, Needham’s Point.
Environment Month will be observed in June under the theme: ???Living Sustainably …Responsible Business…Responsible Consumers".
Come next month the Probation Department will celebrate 65 years of existence.
Youth Minister, Stephen Lashley (FP)??
"I don’t believe that there is a crisis among our young people. There are challenges and we should see these challenges as opportunities."
Minister of Youth, Family and Sports, Stephen Lashley??
Government will soon have a draft National Youth Policy which will be available for scrutiny by young people across Barbados.
Minister of Economic Affairs, Dr. David Estwick (left), his wife and Acting Prime Minister, Freundel Stuart, at the opening ceremony of BMEX at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. (C. Pitt/BGIS)
Minister of Economic Affairs, Dr. David Estwick, has announced a comprehensive overhaul of the Barbados Industrial Development Corporation (BIDC) to give it more flexibility in meeting the needs of its stakeholders.
A flooded street in Barbados circa 1950??
It is a fact – when it comes to being affected by the ravages of a hurricane, Barbados has largely been spared.