Polyclinics To Close Early Tomorrow

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Winston Scott Polyclinic, at Jemmotts Lane, St. Michael, and the David Thompson Health and Social Services Complex, at Glebe Land, St. John, will close at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday, April 17. The early closure is to facilitate a staff meeting.  As a result, the Fast Track Service at the Winston Scott Polyclinic has also been cancelled. The Ministry of …

St. Peter Parish Project Launched

bgis Ministry News

The St. Peter Parish Independence Committee hopes to help residents develop a greater awareness of their past, to help them appreciate their current situation and plan for the future, with the 2019-2020 parish project Exploring Our Heritage; Enriching Communities. This was stated at the Parish Launch and Parish Ambassadors Induction Ceremony, held last Sunday at the Bethany Baptist Church Palm …

Vendors Urged To Attend Town Hall Meetings

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Local vendors are being urged to come out and attend any of the two town hall meetings being held to sensitize the public about petro-based plastics, and their alternatives. The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 17, at the Graydon Sealy Secondary School, Paddock Road, St. Michael, and the second on Wednesday, April 24, at the Lloyd Erskine …

Third Beekeeping Forum April 17

Nya Phillips Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, in association with the Barbados Apiculture Association, will host its third beekeeping forum on Wednesday, April 17, at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed, Bridgetown, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will be presentations on several topics, including site selection for the setting up of hives, bee-friendly flora, and the commercial value of honey …

Parish Independence Committees Hosting Events

bgis Ministry News

The St. John Parish Independence Committee (PIC) will host an Entrepreneurship Fair, on Wednesday, May 1, at Wilson Hill, St. John, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Stall spaces are available at a cost, and persons interested in participating may contact Assistant Secretary Treasurer Sonia Burgess at 233-3304, or Chairperson Reverend Dale Currency at 838-3740. They may also email st.johnpic2019@gmail.com. Meanwhile, the St. …

Reminder Of Deadline For Waiver Of Penalties

Shamkoe Pilé Ministry News

The Registrar of Companies has issued a reminder that the deadline for the waiver of penalties for late filing of annual returns is Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Last November, the Ministry of Finance, Economic Affairs and Investment had granted approval for the extension under Section 15A (2) of the Companies Act, Cap. 308 for domestic companies, and Section 343 (2A) …

Barbados To Host Botanical Symposium & Exhibition

Nya Phillips Ministry News

Food security, climate change and the medicinal value of plants will be among the topics discussed at the first Biennial Botanical Symposium and Exhibition, being hosted by the Biocultural Education and Research Programme. It is being held in association with the PEG Farm and Nature Reserve, the Centre for Food Security and Entrepreneurship and the Garden Lifestyle Centre. The events, …

Workers Walk & Give To HIV Food Bank

bgis Ministry News

Over the past decade, the Labour Department has been actively raising HIV awareness and advocating for the protection of the rights of workers, including those living with HIV and other life threatening illnesses. Recently, the department, which falls under the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, marked this significant milestone by collaborating with the Barbados Defence Force to host a 5K …

Pump Change At Hampton Station & Belle

bgis Ministry News

 The Barbados Water Authority is advising residents and businesses in parts of Christ Church and St. Philip that it will be changing a well pump at its Hampton Pumping Station, tomorrow, Friday, April 12, between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. The affected areas in Christ Church may include: Vauxhall, Durants, Seawell, Kingsland, Callenders, Lodge Road, Newton, Maxwell Hill, Charnocks, Lowlands, …

Rabbit Cage Making Workshop

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security and the Barbados Rabbit Farmers Association will host a Rabbit Cage Making Workshop, on Tuesday, April 16, from 9:30 a.m. until noon. It will be held on the premises at the ministry, Graeme Hall, Christ Church, next to the CARDI building. Interested persons are asked to bring their wire, tape, J clips, nippers, …