Barbados’ Green Energy Target Is Achievable

Sheena Forde Ministry News

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, Jehu Wiltshire, is of the view that Barbados’ target of becoming a 100 per cent green and carbon neutral island state by 2030 is one that can be achieved. Addressing participants at a meeting of the National Energy Task Force this morning under the theme: Implementing and Transitioning to Renewable …

Fogging Schedule July 23 – 27

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme aimed at eradicating the Aedes aegypti mosquito next week. On Monday, July 23, the team will be in St. Andrew fogging Isolation Road, Belleplaine, Jordan’s Road, Franklyn Doughlin Tenantry Road, Babylon Road, Bawdens and surrounding areas. On Tuesday, July 24, areas to be fogged in St. …

Upper Income Tax Band Start Date is August

bgis Ministry News

Employers are asked to note that the Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment has changed the effective date of the new upper income tax band from July 1, 2018, to August 1, 2018. The introduction of a new upper income tax band of 40 per cent on those whose assessable incomes are greater than $75,001, was announced by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Economic Affairs and …

Change In Telephone Numbers At Polyclinics

Joy Springer Ministry News

The public is asked to note that the telephone numbers at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic, Black Rock, St. Michael and the Winston Scott Polyclinic, Jemmotts Lane, St. Michael, have been changed. The new number at the Branford Taitt Polyclinic is 536-3700 and at the Winston Scott Polyclinic – 536-3400. joy.springer@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE New Numbers At Council For The …

Anti-Violence Training For Teachers

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Thirty-five secondary school teachers are now better equipped to deal with behavioural problems in their schools after attending a recent three-day workshop as part of the Schools’ Positive Behaviour Management Programme’s (SPBMP) Anti-violence campaign. The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, in collaboration with UNICEF, conducted the workshop themed: Creating Safer Schools with SPBMP, which was also attended by …

E. Humphrey Walcott Building Closed Temporarily

Sharon Lynch Ministry News

The public is asked to note that due to an environmental problem, the E. Humphrey Walcott Building, corner Culloden Road and Collymore Rock, St. Michael, will be closed tomorrow, Friday, July 20. Departments housed in the building, namely the Personnel Administration Division, the Ministry of the Civil Service and the Unemployment Section of the National Insurance Department (NIS), will therefore …

Barbados Lagging In Terms Of Planning Law

Joy Springer Ministry News

Barbados is lagging behind the rest of the Caribbean in terms of innovations in planning law and the time has come to move ahead. This assertion from planner and attorney-at-law Christine Toppin-Allahar was made during the stakeholders’ consultation held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre last Monday. The consultation brought together professionals who interacted with the town planning system to …

Third Outreach At Cave Shepherd, Broad Street

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Fair Trading Commission (FTC) will continue its Consumer Outreach programme this Friday, July 20. The third in the series, it will be held on the Ground Floor of Cave Shepherd, Broad Street, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Aimed at increasing consumer awareness, the event will give patrons another opportunity to learn about consumer rights, responsibilities and protection as …

Sign-Up For Camp Aquarius 2018

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are being encouraged to register their children for Camp Aquarius 2018, which is being hosted by the Coastal Zone Management Unit, in association with Aquarius Watersports. The six-week camp, which got under way at Browne’s Beach, Bay Street, St. Michael, on Monday, July 16, runs until Friday, August 24, and caters to children between the ages …