Energy Fun Walk Saturday, Nov. 17

Sheena Forde Ministry News

As part of the activities for Energy Month, the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources will hold an Energy Fun Walk this Saturday, November 17, beginning at 6:00 a.m. Organizer, Mark Millar, Economist I in the Ministry, stated that the walk would begin and end at the Ministry’s office on Country Road. He asked those participating in the walk to …

BCSI Services Weekend Starts Nov. 16

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Barbados Coalition of Service Industries Inc. (BSCI) will host Its Annual Flagship Event – Services Weekend Barbados 2018 (SWB) from tomorrow Friday, November 16, to Saturday November 17. As part of the weekend of activities, the Secretariat will host its BimTech Digital Forum tomorrow, Friday November 16, at Sweetfield Manor, Brittons Ridge, St. Michael. It will comprise a panel …

Education Ministry To Hold Parent Info Sessions

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Parents of secondary school students will get the opportunity to learn more about the teaching methods used in their children’s classrooms during two Parent Information Sessions being held by the Ministry of Education’s Skills for the Future Program. The sessions, entitled: Learning English and Mathematics in the 21st Century, will take place on Tuesday, November 20, at The St. Michael …

A New National TVET Policy For Barbados

bgis Ministry News

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council will host a two-day National TVET Policy Development Workshop beginning tomorrow, Thursday, November 15, at the Island Inn Hotel, Aquatic Gap, St. Michael, at 8:30 a.m. Representatives of organizations from the education and training sector, government and the private sector will participate in the discussions and presentations on Day One and …

Rural Development Commission To ‘Keep It Rolling’

bgis Ministry News

Customers doing business with the Rural Development Commission’s Loans Programme now have greater convenience in getting their loans paid. Dubbed the Keep It Rolling campaign, the Commission is using its account with its banker Republic Bank Limited for the payment of loans. Customers are to quote their loan account numbers found on the upper right of their monthly account statements …

First 11-Plus Town Hall Meetings On Saturday

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Parents and guardians are advised that the first set of town hall meetings for the Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination (BSSEE), also known as the Common Entrance Exam, will take place this Saturday, November 17. The venues are: The Church of God of Prophecy, Water Street, Christ Church, (located behind the Milton Lynch Primary School); Princess Margaret Secondary School, Six …

Nominations Open For UNESCO ICT Prize

bgis Ministry News

Tertiary institutions are being invited to nominate persons who have made a contribution to education through Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for the 2018 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize. It is being funded by the Kingdom of Bahrain and the theme is “The Use of Innovative Information and Communication Technologies to Ensure Education for the Most Vulnerable Groups”. …

Accreditation Council Closed On Friday

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Members of the public have been advised that the office of the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC) located at Manor Lodge Complex, Lodge Hill, St. Michael, will be closed on Friday, November 16. This is due to the staging of the BAC’s Quality Assurance Open Day which will take place in National Heroes’ Square, the City, on that day. Normal business …

Entrepreneurship Fair & Family Expo In St. John

bgis Ministry News

In celebration of Barbados’ 52nd Anniversary of Independence, the St. John Parish Independence Committee will host an Entrepreneurship Fair and Family Expo, on Saturday, December 1, at the Mount Tabor Primary School in St. John from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be a range of products, services and clothing on sale, as well as natural juices and Bajan …

BAC Open Day In Bridgetown On Friday

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC) is hosting an Open Day on Friday, November 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in National Heroes’ Square, Bridgetown. The public is invited to participate and learn more about topics such as: The role and importance of the Barbados Accreditation Council; the dangers of educational fraud; and working in CARICOM countries. Persons will also …