Labour Department PBX Out Of Service

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The public is asked to note that the main telephone number 535-1500 at the Labour Department of the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations is currently out of service. Persons are further advised that they may call the Department at 535-1534, or 535-1562. They may also email the office at labour@labour.gov.bb. The Labour Department regrets any inconvenience caused. joy-ann.gill@barbados.gov.bb See …

Town Planning Temporarily Relocated To Warrens

bgis Ministry News

The public is advised that the Town and Country Development Planning Office has been temporarily relocated to the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael. Therefore, all correspondence for the Town and Country Development Planning Office should be sent to the Warrens address. Additionally, the public is advised that the reception area of the department is located on the ground floor, …

Basic Sign Language Courses Being Offered

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The National Disabilities Unit is once again offering sign language classes for persons who wish to acquire this skill. Classes began on Monday, January 14, and will continue until Thursday, March 28. Basic classes which attract a nominal fee, will be conducted at the Irving Wilson School, The Pine, St. Michael, two evenings per week – Mondays and Wednesdays, or …

Attorneys Reminded To Pay Patent Agent Fees

Shamkoe Pilé Ministry News

Attorneys-at-law who are licensed as Patent Agents are reminded to pay their annual fees at the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO), Ground Floor, Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, as soon as possible. In accordance with the Patent Regulations 1984, applications made by attorneys-at-law who are not licensed as Patent Agents will not be acknowledged by the Director of …

Reminder From Police Complaints Authority

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are reminded that the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) is located in the Jones Building, Webster’s Business Park, Wildey, St. Michael, and opens between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Persons may contact the Authority by dialling 535-0510, 535-0511, or via email at pca@oag.gov.bb or pca@barbados.gov.bb. The fax number for the PCA …

NCSA Increases Social Media Presence

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

In an effort to reach a wider audience, the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA), has ‘logged on’ to additional social media platforms. Persons may now follow the NCSA on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, in addition to its existing Facebook page, by typing in “NCSA Barbados”, or visiting its website. Programme Officer at the NCSA, Makeada Bourne, explained that the …

Labour Force Sample Survey Restarts On Monday

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The public is advised that officers will be back in the field from Monday, January 14, taking information for the Continuous Labour Force Sample Survey, which is being conducted by the Barbados Statistical Service (BSS). Field officers will be collecting data from selected households for the survey, which is in its first quarter. They will be carrying photo identification cards, …

Criterion Referenced Test Town Hall Meetings

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training will be hosting a series of town hall meetings on the Criterion Referenced Test and National Assessment this month, and in February. The meetings are aimed at sensitizing parents, teachers and principals about the processes involved in the administration of the test, which assesses children in Infants B, Class 2 and Class …

NCSA To Host Public Lecture

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) will host a lunchtime lecture entitled Supporting the Family of Drug Users, on Thursday, January 31, in its training room, at the corner of 1st Avenue Belleville and Pine Road.  It will begin at 11:00 a.m. The lecture, which forms part of NCSA’s activities to mark Drug Awareness Month 2019, will be delivered …

Public Urged To Mark Blue Week

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are encouraged to wear blue from Tuesday, January 22, until Saturday, January 26, to mark Blue Week, which is being hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA). This forms part of the organization’s month-long activities for Drug Awareness Month being celebrated under the theme: Women of Substance. Blue Week was designed to create a …