Unemployment Stats For July To Sept. 2016

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The rate of unemployment for the third quarter (July to September) of 2016 stood at 10.2 per cent, a decrease of 1.1 percentage points from the rate of 11.3 per cent recorded for the same period in 2015. According to statistics derived from the Continuous Household Labour Force Survey, which is conducted by the Barbados Statistical Service, the unemployment rate …

FTC Decision On BL&P Application

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Decision on the Barbados Light & Power Company Limited’s (BL&P) application to apply the results and costs of fuel hedging to the FCA.  The Fair Trading Commission, having reviewed the Barbados Light & Power Company Limited’s (BL&P) application to apply the results and costs of Fuel Hedging to the Fuel Clause Adjustment (FCA), has moved to deny said Application. The …

Sign Language Courses Resume In Jan.

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The National Disabilities Unit will resume its Sign Language classes on Monday, January 16, 2017. Basic Level I classes for adults will be conducted at the Irving Wilson School, The Pine, St. Michael, two evenings per week – Mondays and Wednesdays, or Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Trainer of Trainers Sign Language course will also be …

Early Closure Of Government Offices

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All Government offices will close at 3:00 p.m. this Friday, December 30. Persons are therefore asked to arrange their business accordingly. Any inconvenience caused is regretted. See also: READ MORE Early Closure Of Drug Service & Gov’t Ph… anemptytextlline READ MORE Early Closure Of Electoral Department anemptytextlline READ MORE BAC Closing Early December 20 anemptytextlline READ MORE Loan Fund Cash …

Prime Minister: Focus More On Giving

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has urged Barbadians to concentrate more on what they can give and focus less on what they can take or receive. In his Christmas Message for 2016, Mr. Stuart again called on key stakeholders in national development to wholeheartedly assume the responsibility of giving and giving back to the society, whose “hospitable embrace” they continued to …

Governor General’s Christmas Message

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Christmas Message 2016 by Governor General of Barbados, H.E Sir Elliott Belgrave GCMG, KA Fellow Barbadians at home and overseas, residents and visitors to our shores, it is a pleasure for me to address you at this time, as Christians around the World celebrate the birth of Christ, who we believe was born on 25th December thousands of years ago. The …

Labour Force Survey Ongoing

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Officers are in the field taking information for the Continuous Labour Force Sample Survey, which is being conducted by the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS). According to a BSS official, the survey is now in its fourth quarter for 2016, and data is being collected from selected households.  Field officers are at various stages of completion in a number of districts …

Al-Falah & St. Lawrence Top Flags & 50s

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The Al-Falah and St. Lawrence Primary Schools are the winners of the Flags and Fifties competition, which was hosted by the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Secretariat, as part of Barbados’ Golden Jubilee celebrations. Following a tally of votes on the 50Barbados Facebook page, along with individual judging, the two schools held the top position, while the third position was …

Tourism Staff Spread Cheer To Children

Kim Ramsay-Moore Ministry News

Staff at the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport came together recently, in an effort to spread cheer to children who have lost a loved one to HIV/AIDS. They collected a number of gifts for the young ones, which were presented on Thursday to the President of the Family Care Support Group, Kedelyn Morgan, by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry …