Tracer Study To Target 2016 Graduates

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has embarked on a to evaluate how students are moving into the labour market, the length of time they take to acquire a job, and their perceptions about completed courses. An initiative of the Skills For The Future (SFTF) Program, the study targets 2016 graduates from secondary schools as well as those …

50th Anniversary Secretariat Closes

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The offices of the 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Secretariat, Old Town Hall Building, Cheapside, Bridgetown, will be permanently closed effective tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1. Persons with matters to be addressed by the Secretariat may, however, continue to do so by emailing secretariat50@barbados.gov.bb, or by calling 535-5481. The 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations Secretariat thanks all those persons who in …

Social Care Staff Honoured At Ceremony

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Past and present staff of the Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, have been awarded for their hard work and dedication, at the Ministry’s annual Awards and Retirement Ceremony. At the function, held last Saturday at the Hilton Barbados Resort, Minister Steven Blackett stated that despite financial, human resource and accommodation constraints which affected the various agencies …

Educational Institutions To Get Tech Overhaul

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There will be a technology overhaul at all educational institutions soon. Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, acknowledged this last Saturday as he addressed Erdiston Teachers’ Training College Graduation ceremony, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Whether government or private sector-owned institutions, primary, secondary and tertiary level institutions all stand to benefit, Mr. Jones said. “….Erdiston College, …

Teachers Must Be Leaders In Change

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Teachers have been reminded that as leaders they are called upon to make a difference in the transformation of their charges. This reminder came recently from Education Minister, Ronald Jones, as he spoke at the graduation ceremony for educators and others across the Ministries of Education and Labour who undertook a nine-month course of study with Durham College, Canada. Educators …

Lashley: Volunteerism Can Transform Barbados

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Through volunteerism, Barbados can build a “stronger, fairer and more sustainable society”. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, made this comment at the Community Independence Celebrations Annual Awards and Dinner, held in the Daryll Jordan Secondary School Hall, St. Lucy, last Saturday. Lauding the many Community Independence Celebrations parish ambassadors and attendants for their dedication, Mr. Lashley noted …

Byer Suckoo: Fluency In Spanish Is Vital

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The time has come for every student to have a working knowledge of Spanish, says Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo. She shared this view while speaking at the graduation ceremony for the second edition of the Spanish Language Programme for public servants, provided by the Government of Colombia. It was held at …

Dental Clinics To Close Next Tuesday

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All Government dental clinics will be closed on Tuesday, January 31, at 1:30 p.m. to facilitate a staff meeting. The Ministry of Health apologises for any inconvenience caused. See also: READ MORE Public Health Labs Closed For Relocation anemptytextlline READ MORE Fogging Schedule November 20 – 24 anemptytextlline READ MORE Eunice Gibson Health & Wellness Week anemptytextlline READ MORE Fogging …

No Risk From Halt Of BCG Vaccine

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The Ministry of Health has made it clear that its decision to discontinue routine administration of BCG vaccine to children under five years old does not put children at risk for tuberculosis or any other disease. Addressing concerns raised by the media, the Ministry, in a statement today, stressed that the BCG vaccine does not prevent tuberculosis. “The BCG vaccine …

Fogging Schedule For Jan. 30 – Feb. 02

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The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme next week, beginning on Monday, January 30, in St. Peter. Areas to be fogged in that parish are Maynards Housing Area, Jerusalem, Skeete’s Road, Rose Hill, Apple Grove, Mile and a Quarter, Maynards Development, Valley View, Convent Drive, Sunset Heights and the environs. On Tuesday, January …