Diaspora Conference Next Week

Kim Ramsay-Moore Top Stories

Hundreds of Barbadians living here and abroad are expected to converge at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC) next week to attend the Barbados Network Consultation (BNC) 2016, also known as the Diaspora Conference. The biennially-held conference will take place from Wednesday, August 3, to Friday, August 5, under the theme: One Nation, One Family – Celebrating 50 Years of …

New Government Numbers Online

Sharon Austin Top Stories

The telephone numbers of some government agencies have been changed as a result of Government’s installation of a Wide Area Network. Members of the public are advised, therefore, that they should check the department’s directory listing in the Barbados Blue Pages of the telephone directory. If they are unable to get through to the listed number, they should call 535-0000 …

Domestic Court Relocating

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public have been advised that the District “A” Domestic Court, presently operating from Roebuck Street, St. Michael, will be relocating to the St. Matthias Court Complex, St. Matthias, Christ Church, from Thursday, September 1. Registrar Barbara Cooke-Alleyne has advised that all District “A” domestic matters will be heard in the St. Matthias Civil Court every Thursday. Persons …

UDC To Celebrate Its 19th Anniversary

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The Urban Development Commission (UDC) will take the spotlight within a few days, when it celebrates its 19th anniversary with a week of activities. UDC celebrates 19 years of Growth and Development in Urban Barbados and its Contribution to 50 years of Nationhood is the theme of the celebrations. The activities will commence on Sunday, August 7, with a thanksgiving …

Men’s Health Group To Meet August 11

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The Glebe Polyclinic’s Men’s Health Group will host a public lecture on the topic: At War With Mosquitoes on Thursday, August 11, at 6:00 p.m. The presentation, which takes place at the polyclinic, the Glebe, St. George, will be led by environmental health officers Maurice Gaskin, Richard Bourne and Dale Denny. Everyone is invited to attend. See also: READ MORE …

Supershotters Road Tennis Tournament August 13

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The Christ Church Parish Independence Committee is inviting persons to attend the Christ Church Supershotters Road Tennis Tournament on Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14, at the Vauxhall Primary School, Vauxhall, Christ Church, at 4:00 p.m. on both days. Interested persons may contact the Secretariat at 621-2700 for further information. See also: READ MORE Christ Church PIC To Host …

Employ Licensed Security Guards

Sharon Austin Ministry News

As last lap Crop Over events continue in earnest this weekend, those holding them are reminded that the security guards they employ should be licensed. This reminder has come from Security Officer in the Ministry of Defence and Security, Earl Deane, who said no security guard, private investigator or security agency should provide such services unless they were licensed under …

Media: Disaster Plans In Place

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

The flow of information will continue where possible in the event of a natural disaster as media houses have announced that they have contingency plans in place. And, while some have admitted to not testing those plans to their fullest extent, media managers have given the assurance that consideration was given to alternate locations in the event that their regular …

Underwater Cleanups To Celebrate Barbados’ 50th

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU), in collaboration with the Caribbean Youth Environment Network Barbados chapter, will host the third underwater cleanup on Saturday, August 6, off Brandon’s Beach, Brandons, St. Michael. Scuba divers and other interested persons are asked to meet on the beach near Weiser’s Beach Bar at 7:00 a.m. for a prompt 7:30 a.m. start. They should …