Government Committed To Cultural Sector

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Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley (second form right), enjoying the performance of the group Azman at the symposium. (A. Miller/BGIS)

Government’s commitment to the development of the cultural sector will not stop with the provision of the soon to be enacted Cultural Industries Development Bill.

Manufacturing Sector Has Potential To Recapture Local Market

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Minister of Industry, Small Business and Rural Development, Denis Kellman (centre), chatting with President of the Barbados Manaufacturers’ Association, Ian Pickup (left) and Managing Director of Roberts Manufacturing, David Foster??at the launch of BMEX 2012. (A. Miller/BGIS)

A government Minister has affirmed that despite a significant decline in this island’s manufacturing sector, opportunities still exist to recreate and recapture the local market.

Derelict Vehicles A Challenge For EPD

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Roadside mechanics, body-work "men" and those occupying people’s property illegally, blocking roads, and storing and selling vehicles in parts, are a major cause of concern for the Environmental Protection Department (EPD).

Teachers To Receive Training In Multi-Media Technology

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Over 40 teachers from the island’s primary and secondary schools will spend the Easter Holidays at the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development attending a series of induction courses on the use of multi-media technology.

Religious Summit Next Month At LESC

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The religious community in Barbados will soon have another public forum where they can exchange views on issues and challenges confronting the society and make recommendations to Goverment on the way forward.

UN Human Rights Chief To Visit Barbados

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United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navanethem Pillay (UNCHR)

Barbados will be the first English-speaking Caribbean country to receive an official visit from a United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Feature: Ministry Says: Approach To SPBMP Holistic

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Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, Ronald Jones, chats with UNICEF’s Representative for the Eastern Caribbean, Khin-Sandi Lwin, during the courtesy call. (C. Pitt/BGIS)

Barbados has approached the Child Friendly Schools’ Programme, initiated by UNICEF in the region in September, 2007, in a holistic way and will continue to do so.