Computer Coding At St. James Primary

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

A team from the Columbus School for Girls from Ohio, United States, is back in Barbados again, this time to introduce students of the St. James Primary School to the world of computer coding. The tour, which started on May 25, will run until Friday, June 2, at the school in Trents, St. James. During the period, the team will …

Registration Dept & Courts Closing

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are asked to note that the Registration Department, including the Supreme and Magistrates’ Courts, will be closed for business on Friday, June 9, to facilitate a staff function. However, urgent applications and new charge sheets will still be heard on that day. Registrar of the Supreme Court, Barbara Cooke-Alleyne, apologises for any inconvenience which this closure …

Consultation On Marijuana Postponed

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The public is advised that the town hall meeting for the National Consultation on Marijuana, slated for Wednesday, June 7, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, has been postponed. The CARICOM Regional Secretariat has apologised for any inconvenience caused. A new date and time will be announced shortly. The meeting forms part of a Regional Consultation on Marijuana hosted by …

BVTB Application Dates Extended

Julie Carrington Ministry News

Members of the public still have a few more days to sign up for the skills training courses offered by the Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB). The deadline for the receipt of applications has been extended to Friday, June 9.  Interested persons may sign up for masonry, carpentry, joinery, steel bending, skidsteer loader, heavy duty (backhoe), and tractor operations, at …

Register For Community Tech Programme

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The Community Development Department is encouraging persons to register for its Community Technology Programme, beginning in June 2017. The free programme, which offers training in various aspects of Microsoft Office 2010, will run for 10 weeks at resource centres across the island. The Level 1 courses for beginners are Introduction to Computers, Introduction to E-mail, Introduction to the Internet, Introduction …

PM Signs MOU With Two Charities

Joy Springer Top Stories

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart signed a Memorandum of Understanding with representatives of the Maria Holder Memorial Trust and the Brewster Trust last Monday aimed at facilitating the philanthropic work being undertaken by the charities in Barbados. Prime Minister Stuart thanked the organisations for “the excellent work” they were doing, citing the scale and high quality of the projects, including the …

Financial Statement & Budgetary Proposals 2017

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Mr. Speaker, just over 25 years ago I had the opportunity to sit in close proximity to an unfolding set of circumstances facing Barbados and Barbadians regarding some deep challenges confronting the country’s economy. Sir, as a very young 23-year-old man, practically fresh out of the University of the West Indies, I was thrown in at the deep end of …

Fire Prevention Session In St. Thomas

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Residents of St. Thomas and surrounding districts are invited to an information session on fire prevention on Wednesday, June 7. The event, which is being hosted by the St. Thomas Constituency Council and the Barbados Fire Service, will take place at the Evangel Temple, Melrose, St. Thomas, at 7:00 p.m. deirdre.gittens@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE St. John Fire Station Closes …

Carifesta ’81 Oral History Project

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

As Barbados gears up to host CARIFESTA XIII in August, the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) is looking to conduct a special research project for persons who participated in, worked at or witnessed any of the events of CARIFESTA 1981. According to Research Officer at the NCF, Michelle Springer, 36 years ago, Barbados experienced “a renaissance of national cultural expression” as …

Jones Continues Support Of AUB

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Education Minister, Ronald Jones is continuing to throw his support behind the American University of Barbados (AUB) School of Medicine. Addressing the AUB’s White Coat Ceremony last week, Mr. Jones praised the AUB’s work since the start-up of operations, first at Wildey, St. Michael, then Landsdowne, Silver Sands, and now at newly acquired headquarters at the former BET building in …