Maria Holder Nursery School Fits Within Education Policy

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Gertrude Welch, Senior Education Officer (right)??shares a laugh with Ronald Jones, Minister of Education and Human Resource Development (left)??and Karen Best, President of Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT)??(middle), today at the official opening of the Maria Holder Nursery School. (A.Miller/BGIS)??

The opening of the Maria Holder Nursery School fits well within the policy of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development "to ensure that every child of pre-school age has access to quality early childhood education".

Philanthropy Welcomed by Education Ministry

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Ronald Jones, Minister of Education and Human Resource Development (left)??with Christopher Holder (right), son of the late Maria Holder and some of the children of the Maria Holder Nursery School, unveil the plague to open the??school today at a ceremony.?? Also pictured is Colin Brewster (behind)??of the Brewster Trust.?? (A. Miller/BGIS)

"A significant and generous contribution" is how Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, Ronald Jones, has described the philanthropy of the Maria Holder Memorial Trust.

St. Andrew???s Outpatients Clinic Re-Opens

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Acting Minister of Health, Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner, unveils a plague to re-open the St. Andrew’s Outpatients Clinic.?? Also pictured are Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anton Best and Senior Medical Officer of Health (South), Dr. Elizabeth Ferdinard. (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Residents of St. Andrew now have better access to health services with the re-opening of the St. Andrew’s Outpatients Clinic today following a $120,000 upgrade. It was closed in April, 2007 to facilitate repairs and will become fully operational from next week.

Good Health Care on the Cards for All

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Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner, Acting Minister of Health looks at a patient examining room as part of the tour of the newly refurbished St. Andrew’s Outpatients Clinic today.?? (C.Pitt/BGIS)

Government is committed to the continued upgrade and refurbishment of its health care institutions.??

Barbados Students Awarded Bronze

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Barbados was well represented at the recently concluded 2011 Wider Caribbean LBS Protocol Collage Competition, organised by UNEP’s Caribbean Environment Programme (UNEP-CEP), placing third among entries from across the region.??

Urban High-Rise: A New Concept for Government

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With the demand for housing increasing daily, as more Barbadians seek to own a ???piece of de rock’, Government has deemed it a priority to come up with a novel approach to address this growing trend.