Legal Year Starts On September 5

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Members of the public and new jurors are invited to attend the Ecumenical Service to mark the start of the Legal Year 2016 to 2017 at the St. Michael and All Angels Cathedral on Monday, September 5, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Governor-General, Sir Elliott Belgrave, Justices of Appeal, Judges of the High Court, Magistrates and Attorneys-at-law will be attendance at …

New Numbers For Commerce

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Members of the public are asked to note that the Ministry of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development has new numbers. The telephone numbers for the department are now as follows: The PBX, 535 -7700; The Minister, 535-7701; Permanent Secretary, 535-7704; Chief Business Development Officer, 535-7730 and Chief Economist, 535-7713. See also: READ MORE New Numbers At School …

Men To Discuss Relationships

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The Men’s Health Education Group at the Eunice Gibson Polyclinic, Warrens, St. Michael invites interested persons to its monthly meeting on Monday, September 12. The topic will be Relationships and Men: What Every Man Should Know. The discussion will be led by counsellor, Charles Branford in the north wing of the polyclinic from 6:00 p.m. See also: READ MORE BIBA Praised …

St. Joseph Variety Show Coming Soon

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The St. Joseph Parish Independence Committee is inviting the public to attend its variety show entitled Spicing Up De Place. The show, which will take place at the Grantley Adams Memorial School on Sunday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m., will include performances from Tamara Marshall, Adrian Green, Betty Griffith-Payne and many more. For more information, including the cost of tickets, …

New Plans For The Barbados YMCA

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

The Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) has become irrelevant and there are plans afoot to reestablish the organisation as a “pinnacle in society”. The new vision for the longstanding social organisation was shared by its President, Antonio Elcock during a recent courtesy call on Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett at the Minister’s Office. Mr. …

CZMU Hosts Final Underwater Clean-Up

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The Coastal Zone Management Unit (CZMU) in collaboration with the Caribbean Youth Environment Network (Barbados chapter) will host the final underwater clean-up on Saturday, September 10, off Payne’s Bay Beach, Payne’s Bay, St. James, beginning at 8:00 a.m. Scuba divers and other interested persons are asked to meet in the beach access adjacent to Sandy Lane 1, (The Sands), St. …

CXC Registration Soon Open

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

Registration for the Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) January 2017 examinations will begin on Monday, September 5, and run until Friday, October 7. Forms are available from the Examinations and Assessment Section of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, in the Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael. Persons registering should do so between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., …

Immigration Complaints Being Investigated

Joy Springer Top Stories

The Barbados Immigration Department is investigating a complaint by a Jamaican national that she was mistreated by immigration officers at the Grantley Adams International Airport after arriving by air from Trinidad on August 27. Chief Immigration Officer, Wayne Marshall, said today that once the department’s investigations have been completed, a comprehensive response to the incident will be issued through the …

Prevention Key In Fight Against NCDs

Joy Springer Ministry News

Preventive action, in particular lifestyle change, is the key to stemming the growing public health threat of chronic diseases in Barbados. This submission came from Dr. Leslie Rollock, Senior Medical Officer of Health (CNCDs), as she addressed the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Sandy Crest Medical Centre at Holetown, St. James last Saturday. Dr. Rollock noted that the ongoing battle …