Let’s Celebrate Our National Heroes

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Sir Hugh Worrell Springer The Right Excellent Sir Hugh Worrell Springer was the first General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) from 1940-1947 and was this island’s third native Governor General from 1984-1990. His long and distinguished academic career and public service mark Sir Hugh as among the greatest Barbadians of all time. (BGIS Library) Charles Duncan O’Neal National Hero, …

Videos On Our National Heroes

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BARBADOS NATIONAL HEROES: BACK FROM THE PAST BARBADOS’ NATIONAL HEROES EXPLORED NATIONAL HEROES OF BARBADOS (Media Resource Department) To learn more about the National Heroes of Barbados, you may also visit the YouTube Channel and website of the Media Resource Department (MRD) of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation. See also: READ MORE Let’s Celebrate Our National Heroes …

Keeping Barbadian Culture Alive

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Shaniqua Smith, who copped the award for best student and fellow student Raheem Waldron, showcase their new skills at the closing ceremony of the Ruk-A-Tuk Inc. Cultural Arts Workshops. (Photo: H.Reece) What started as one man’s burning desire to revive a number of dying art forms across Barbados has given birth to a new generation of fire-eaters, limbo dancers and …

May Day Still Relevant To Barbados

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May Day is still very relevant to the social landscape of Barbados. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, emphasised this point yesterday, while speaking at the annual May Day media launch at the Barbados Worker’s Union. While noting that Barbadians were deserving of the long weekend, Dr. Byer Suckoo encouraged persons not to forget the “true meaning” of …

Lashley Passes On Self-Reparations Baton

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Young Barbadians have been tasked with the responsibility of enacting self-reparations. This charge came from Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, as he addressed the official hand over of the symbolic Self-Reparations Baton. The ceremony, which included various students from across the island, took place in front of the Emancipation Statue in Haggatt Hall, St. Michael. Mr. Lashley …

Entrepreneurs Told To Look Beyond B’dos

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Industry Minister, Donville Inniss, has reiterated his call for budding entrepreneurs to look beyond these shores and to try their hand at conquering the global market place. Speaking this morning at Ten, an Entrepreneurial Network Caribbean Start up Summit at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Mr. Inniss contended that settling for conquering the local market alone should no longer be …

Fogging Schedule For May 2 – 5

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme next week, in an effort to reduce the mosquito population on the island. On Tuesday, May 2, a team will head to St. Lucy to spray Greenidges, Retreat, Animal Flower Cave, Higginson Road, North Point, Hope Development, River Bay, Spring Hall and the environs. The following …

Community Culture Day Cancelled

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The St. Michael South East Constituency Council’s Community Culture Day, which was scheduled to be held this Saturday, April 29, at the Parkinson Playing Field, The Pine, has been cancelled. Persons may contact Trevor Cave at 822-7478, or Oriel Nicholls at 535-1639 or 836-0572, for further information. The Council apologises for any inconvenience caused. deirdre.gittens@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Christ …

Employers Urged To Invest In Workers

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Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has lauded the management of Ocean Two Resort and Residences for taking the initiative to launch a training centre for its employees. The centre, which was officially approved by the Technical and Vocational Educational and Training (TVET) Council on March 10, 2015, was instituted to enhance the personal and professional skills of …

Closure Of Browne’s Beach Car Park

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Members of the public are asked to note that the Brownes Beach car park, Bay Street, St. Michael, will be closed from tomorrow, Friday, April 28, until Tuesday, May 2. This closure is to facilitate the setup of staging and other structures for the hosting of May Day celebrations, scheduled for Monday, May 1. Persons are advised that the car …