NCST Recommends Strengthening Linkages

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The strengthening of linkages between the University, other educational institutions and industry is being recommended if Barbados is to improve its innovation input. Acting Director of the National Council on Science & Technology (NCST) Charles Cyrus suggested this today as he addressed the start of the Third Biennial Science &Technology Symposium, staged by his organisation, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford …

Knowledge Management Training A Success

Malissa Brathwaite banner, Ministry News

It has often been said that training is a catalyst for productivity, and a number of Information Technology officers across the public sector put this principle to the test recently. In doing so, Barbados has now recorded a new cohort of Certified Knowledge Managers (CKM), thanks to a programme facilitated by the Knowledge Management Institute (KMI) and the Human Resource …

Students Commended for Orderly Evacuation

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Emergency management officials today praised students of the Alma Parris Memorial School for their response to a “tsunami threat” around 9:30 this morning. Acting Deputy Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Captain Robert Harewood, commended the students for evacuating the Speightstown, St. Peter school, and walking to the safe zone at the site of the old District “E” …

Call For Those Working in Agriculture

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management is seeking dialogue with persons working with youth in agriculture or agribusinesses. Persons or organisations involved in such programmes are therefore asked to contact the Ministry at 535-5142, or by email at agriplanning@gmail.com, by  Friday, March 31. This initiative forms part of the Ministry’s plans to meet and discuss ideas …

Ministry of Health Warns of False Advertising

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Ministry of Health has expressed concern about a number of advertisements appearing in the media which promote “unproven and unscientific” cures for cancer, diabetes and other chronic non-communicable diseases. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Joy St. John, said today that while the Ministry supported people’s right to explore alternative medical treatments, it was important that persons exercise caution and not …

Movie Night At Glebe Playing Field This Saturday

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are invited to attend a free movie night hosted by the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) on Saturday, March 25, at the Glebe Playing Field, Glebe, St. George, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The pasture will be transformed into a drive-in type facility, as movie watchers have the option of watching the featured movie, San Andreas, from …

Game Shows To Promote Renewable Energy

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Division of Energy, in association with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), is hosting a series of game show nights aimed at increasing public awareness of renewable energy and energy security issues in Barbados. Dubbed the Flip The Switch Challenge, the activity is being held at schools and community centres around the island. Interested persons are invited to visit …

Men’s Health Group To Meet Next Monday

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Men’s Health and Educational Group at the Maurice Byer Polyclinic will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 27, at the polyclinic, Station Hill, St. Peter, at 6:00 p.m. Featured speaker, human resource practitioner, Charles Brandford, will discuss: Men, Emotional Intelligence and Relationships – What’s Love Gotta Do With It? All interested persons are invited to attend and a …

Call For Short Stories On Children’s Rights

Sharon Austin Ministry News

  Young Barbadians have another opportunity to showcase their creativity by writing short stories outlining their vision for the promotion and protection of their rights. The Inter-American Children’s Institute (IIN) of the Organization of American States (OAS) has issued a call for short stories for the publication, Rights Should Not Be a Fairy Tale. Entries will be accepted in two …

Nominations Invited for TVET Youth Forum

bgis Ministry News

The TVET Council (TVETC) Barbados is inviting young persons aged 18 to 24, who are either enrolled or have graduated from local public or private TVET institutions, to submit nominations for the chance to attend the first ever International TVET Youth Forum, taking place from October 14 to 15 in the United Emirates during WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. The deadline for nominations is next Wednesday, …