Parents Urged To Seek Help

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

Parents of troubled youth must never be ashamed to seek help. Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Attorney General, Diane Campbell, gave this advice recently during a Parenting Workshop at Almond Bay Caterers. The workshop, entitled: Crime Prevention through Parenting, was hosted by Office’s Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit. Ms. Campbell told the parents gathered that they must …

Meeting At St. Michael’s Postponed

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The St. Michael School has advised that its Fifth Form Level Meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1, has been postponed until Tuesday, November 8, at 2:00 p.m. The management of the school apologises for any inconvenience caused. See also: READ MORE Maths Meeting At St. George Secondary anemptytextlline READ MORE Another Meeting On Alma Parris July 10 anemptytextlline READ …

Vehicle Donated To Secretariat

Sharon Lynch Top Stories

Preparations for Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence should become a whole lot easier for the staff of the Celebrations Secretariat, thanks to the donation of a vehicle by Simpson Motors Limited. The All-Purpose vehicle was handed over today by Chief Executive  Officer of Simpson Motors, Debbie Simpson, to Deputy Chairperson of the 50th  Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Coordinating Committee, Senator …

Specific Interventions Needed For Lupus

Sharon Austin Top Stories

In the face of demographic and epidemiological changes, there is a need to focus on developing specific interventions and health indicators to meet new challenges associated with lupus. This view was expressed by Minister of Health, John Boyce, as he addressed the opening of a two-day Medical Lupus Conference last Friday at Accra Beach Hotel. It was hosted by the …

Lighting Ceremony On November 1

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

Barbados’ 50th anniversary of Independence celebrations will kick into high gear when the annual Sagicor Life Inc. Lighting Ceremony is held tomorrow Tuesday, November 1, in National Heroes Square, The City, at 5:30 p.m. And, the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat is inviting Barbadians from all walks of life to “come Celebrate Barbados”, in keeping with the ceremony’s theme this year: …

History Alive: The Photo Competition

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To celebrate our Golden Jubilee, the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) is hosting a photo recreation competition – History Alive! For a chance to win an amazing prize follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook, then choose from any of our 10 iconic photos, recreate the image and post it to your Instagram page and tag @gisbarbados with …

PM Stuart Attending Activities In UK

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Discussions about Barbados took centre stage when Prime Minister Freundel Stuart attended a reception last Thursday, as part of the activities hosted by the High Commission in London to celebrate the island’s 50th anniversary of Independence. The reception at Lancaster House, where the negotiations for Barbados’ Independence took place, was attended by diplomats from the Caribbean and the Commonwealth, Buckingham …

Fire Service Holds Simulation

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Traffic slowed to a crawl in and around Bridgetown this morning as the Barbados Fire Service (BFS) staged a simulation to highlight its skills in effecting various types of rescues. The “screams” of those trapped in the vehicle, coupled with the shrill of sirens, slowed traffic to a crawl and lured passers-by, staff from the Treasury Building and nearby stores …

AG: Give Ex-Prisoners A Second Chance

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Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, wants to see a change in the attitude of Barbadians towards former prison inmates. He made the appeal recently during a panel discussion hosted by the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit on: Building a More Efficient Criminal Justice System, at Solidarity House. “I am an advocate of second chances. If we don’t give them [ex-offenders] …

Stakeholders Discuss Education Strategy

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

CARICOM’s Regional Education and Human Resource Development (HRD) 2030 Strategy has its impetus in the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This was underscored on Thursday as Deputy Chief Education Officer with responsibility for Planning and Development, Dr. Roderick Rudder, addressed Barbados’ leg of consultations on the draft document, at the Caribbean Examinations Council’s headquarters. “Human Resource Development happens …