Registration Open For Summer Camps

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

Parents and guardians are invited to register their children or wards for this year’s National Summer Camps Programme. The camps, which will run from Monday, July 17, to Friday, August 18, will be held Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. In addition to the general camps, this year’s programme will feature several special camps, including a Cultural …

National Call For Sargassum Clean-Up

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Residents across Barbados are being encouraged to come out in their numbers on Saturday, June 24, to assist with a National Sargassum Cleanup from 6:00 a.m. Spearheaded by the National Conservation Commission (NCC), the cleanup will target beaches at Silver Sands, Long Beach and Hastings Rocks, Christ Church; Bathsheba, St. Joseph; Bath Beach, St. John; and the stretch from Hilton …

Student Loan Fund Deadline Reminder

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Student Revolving Loan Fund (SRLF) is reminding the public that the application deadline for persons pursuing regional studies is Friday, June 30. Persons pursuing local studies have until Monday, July 31, to submit their applications. The SRLF is further reminding prospective students that all applications must be done online, but the application will not be considered until all required …

Graydon Sealy’s Business Partners Meeting

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

An opportunity to collaborate with the business community is how the Graydon Sealy Secondary School has dubbed an upcoming Business Partners Meeting, slated for Thursday, June 22. The forum will be held in the school’s Mannie Bowen Auditorium from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Coordinator for the school’s Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ) programme, Karen Bryan, in giving the rationale behind the meeting, …

Discussion On Sexual Harassment Bill

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Maurice Byer Polyclinic’s Men’s Health and Educational Group is inviting the public to a panel discussion on the draft of the proposed Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Bill, on Monday, June 26, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The discussion will take place at the polyclinic, Station Hill, St. Peter during the group’s regular monthly meeting, which begins at 6:15 p.m. …

Hall Of Fame For Centenarians

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The National Committee on Ageing (NCOA) is seeking the public’s assistance in establishing a Hall of Fame to honour past and present Barbadian centenarians. The committee is inviting caregivers and relatives to submit suitable photographs of centenarians, along with a brief history of their lives. Photographs should be accompanied by the name, address, telephone number and email address of the …

Call For Youth Envoys To Take Action

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

The region’s CARICOM Youth Ambassadors (CYAs) have been encouraged to put their plans into action. This advice was given by Dean of the CYA Corps, Charde Desir, who spoke to the CYAs from 13 CARICOM and Associate Member States during a Capacity Building Workshop held in Guyana, recently. During his address at the opening ceremony, Mr. Desir reminded the CYAs …

Fogging Schedule June 19 – 23

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its work to eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito this week, concentrating its efforts primarily in St. Michael. The exception will be on Monday, June 19, when they will be in St. James, fogging Jupiter Gardens, Maynards Housing Area, Jerusalem, Skeete’s Road, Rose Hill, Apple Grove and environs. For the …

Provisional IIP For February 2017

bgis Ministry News

The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) decreased by 0.7 per cent in February 2017, when compared to the previous month. This is according to data produced by the Barbados Statistical Service, which showed that the decrease in the index was due to a decline in Electricity, Gas and Water of 10.4 per cent. Meanwhile, there were increases in Manufacturing of …

Seniors Road Race This Weekend

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Persons aged 49 and over are invited to participate in the National Senior Games 10K Walk and Run Road Race, this Sunday, June 18. It will be held at the National Stadium, Waterford, St. Michael, beginning at 6:00 a.m. Interested persons, who have not registered as yet, may do so on the same day at 5:30 a.m. deirdre.gittens@barbados.gov.bb See also: …