Courts Starting Late; DPP Office Closed Tomorrow

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are asked to note that all Magistrates’ and High Courts will commence at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, July 21, while that of the Duty Judge, Madam Justice Sonia Richards, will begin as usual. These changes are to allow members of the judiciary and members of the Bar to attend the funeral of the late Director of …

Sign Up For Digicel BDF’S Walk & Run

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Members of the public, including fitness enthusiasts, are being encouraged to register for the upcoming Digicel/Barbados Defence Force’s (BDF) Charity Walk and Run. It will be held on Saturday, August 19, beginning at 6:00 a.m. at the BDF, St. Ann’s Fort, and culminating on the Spring Garden Highway. Registration for adults will be $30; $15 for children under 12 years; …

SRLF’s Local Loan Deadline July 31

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Student Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF) is reminding Barbadians that the deadline for applications for loans to finance post-secondary studies at local institutions is Monday, July 31. The SRLF is further advising prospective students that the lending policies have changed. For further information and to complete application forms, persons should visit www.srlfloan.edu.bb. Those persons who have applied and are awaiting …

Textbook Collection For Springer Memorial

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Textbooks for students of the Springer Memorial Secondary School will be available for collection from next Monday, July 24. All books will be issued at the school, Government Hill, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 24, has been scheduled for first year students to collect their books and to also return their Free Choice Activity Form …

St. Philip Health Fair On Saturday

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

The public is invited to attend the St. Philip Parish Independence Committee’s (PIC) Open Day and Holistic Health Fair, this Saturday, July 22. The health fair will take place at the General Medical Centre, Six Roads, St. Philip, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Persons will have the opportunity to have several free medical tests, including blood pressure and blood …

Swim Classes Postponed Until Next Week

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Swim classes under the Operations Save Our Selves (SOS) programme, hosted by the National Conservation Commission, and originally slated to begin tomorrow, Wednesday, July 19, have been postponed due to the inclement weather. The first class of the six-week programme will now take place on Wednesday, July 26, at Brownes Beach, Bay Street, St. Michael. Participants are asked to meet …

Skilled Labour Needed For Agri-Sector

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The agricultural sector has been the bedrock of Barbados’ development for decades but a top vocational education official has hinted that its future survival is dependent on a workforce that is highly skilled. Executive Director of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council, Henderson Eastmond, made this observation recently while addressing the Inter-American Institute on Agriculture’s (IICA) Youth …

Continuing Ed. Classes At Springer

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

Persons seeking to further their education in the new school term may do so through enrolling in the Springer Memorial Continuing Education Programme. The courses, which begin on Monday, September 11, include CSEC subjects such as Biology, English Language, Information Technology and Social Studies. Additionally, for the first time, the Continuing Education Programme is offering English at Caribbean Certificate of …

Register Now For Continuing Ed. Classes

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Registration is now on for persons interested in applying to the Continuing Education Programme of the Frederick Smith Secondary School to pursue Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) CSEC and CAPE in the academic year 2017 to 2018. The CSEC courses on offer are: Mathematics, Human & Social Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education, Social Studies, Electrical & Electronic Technology, Technical Drawing (using AUTOCAD), …

New Numbers For School Meals Dept.

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Members of the public are advised that the School Meals Department (SMD) at Suite 13, Coles Building, Bay Street, St. Michael, is in the process of being integrated into Government’s WAN Project through Digicel (Barbados) Limited. So far, the process has been completed at the main office and the following numbers, 535-6801, and 535-6803, are now available to the public …