We Bajans – Dr. Jean Holder

Kim Ramsay-Moore Top Stories

Dr. Jean Holder receiving the Governor General’s Lifetime Award for his contribution to NIFCA from then Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands. (GP) Dr. Jean Holder is well known throughout the region for his pioneering work in tourism and diplomacy. However, many may not know the critical role he played in Barbados’ Independence story. His part in the birth of this …

Enhanced Cooperation On Training Institute

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

First Secretary, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Barbados, Sun Nuzun; Acting Education Minister, Senator Harry Husbands; and Barbados Agricultural Society CEO, James Paul pose with a copy of the MOC at yesterday’s signing ceremony. (E.Walker/MRD) A Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) signed today between the Ministry of Education and the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) is a step towards …

Continuous Training Vital For Caregivers

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

Minister of Health, John Boyce. (FP) There is a need for workers in elderly care facilities to be exposed to continuous training. Minister of Health, John Boyce, made this point yesterday during the Advisory Inspection Committee’s Workshop entitled: Safe-guarding the Foundation of this Country: Care of the Elderly, at the Pan American Health Organization’s Headquarters, Dayrells Road, Christ Church. Mr. …

Broken Trident In St. Lucy In July

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

(FP) The commemorative Broken Trident will journey across St. Lucy next month, with stops at several churches and places of business. On Friday, July 1, the Broken Trident will be handed over in a ceremony at Bethel Pentecostal Church, Greenidges, at 5:30 p.m. Then, on Sunday, July 3, it will be hosted by the Roy Warden Caring Home, Friendly Hall, …

PM Stuart Praises Retired Cabinet Secretary

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart congratulating retired Cabinet Secretary, Lucene Wharton-Isaac on her distinguished career in the public service. (C.Pitt/BGIS) Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has lauded retired Cabinet Secretary, Lucene Wharton-Isaac, describing her as “an asset” to the public service. He made the comments recently at a retirement function held in her honour in the Cabinet Conference Room at Government Headquarters. …

Edna Nicholls Staff Sensitised On Drug Use

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

NCSA Manager, Betty Hunte (left) presenting Principal of the Edna Nicholls Centre, Debra Hewitt with drug testing kits at the one-day drug eradication workshop. (C.Pitt/BGIS) With drug use among students on the rise, staff at the Edna Nicholls Out-of-School Suspension Centre is now better equipped to respond to their needs. This comes as 12 staff members, including auxiliary staff, participated …

St. Philip Polyclinic Closed Until Monday

bgis Notice

The Ministry of Health has advised that the pharmacy at the St. Philip Polyclinic, Six Roads, St. Philip, will remain closed tomorrow, Friday, July 1, and will re-open on Monday, July 4. Patients who wish to fill their prescriptions are advised that they may do so at the Randall Phillips Polyclinic, Oistins, Christ Church; the David Thompson Health and Social …

CZMU Hosts Second Underwater Clean-Up

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

(Stock Photo) The Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), in collaboration with the Caribbean Youth Environment Network Barbados chapter, will host its second underwater cleanup on Saturday, July 9, at Enterprise Beach (Miami Beach), Enterprise, Christ Church, beginning at 7:00 a.m. Scuba divers and other interested persons are asked to meet near the washroom facilities at 6:30 a.m. They should also …

Barbados’ National Anti-Drug Plan Approved

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Barbados’ National Anti-Drug Plan has been approved by Cabinet. This was disclosed recently by Acting Minister of Home Affairs, Michael Lashley, during a church service at the First Baptist Church to mark the 21st anniversary of the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA). Under the plan, Mr. Lashley said the NCSA, as the drug authority, would be better poised to …