Water Quality Survelliance Workshop

Sheena Forde Ministry News

Environmental Health Officers are set to receive a refresher training course in Water Quality Surveillance. In light of Barbados’ water quality concerns from the public, and past challenges with international “Boil water” notifications, the Ministry of Health and Wellness on Tuesday, April 09 at 8:30 a.m. will commence a three-day refresher ‘Water Quality Surveillance’ training seminar for Environmental Health Officers, at the office …

Ministry Of Education’s Primary School Book Drive

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Barbadians are being urged to give the gift that keeps on giving – literacy – during the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training’s Primary School Book Drive themed: “Share A Story”. The drive begins on Tuesday, April 23, World Book Day, and runs until Tuesday, April 30. Individuals, church and community groups, service clubs and organizations are being asked …

BCIDA Merged With National Cultural Foundation

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The Barbados Cultural Industries Development Authority (BCIDA), has merged with the National Cultural Foundation (NCF). Senior Business Development Officer, Andre Hoyte explained that, “To streamline the management of the cultural industries sector, the main functions of BCIDA are being incorporated into the NCF”. From Monday, April 8, the Office of the Film Commissioner and the Business Development Department will be …

Workshop To Build Genealogy Skills

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

Barbadians who are interested in learning about genealogy will have an opportunity to do so with the staging of a series of workshops, hosted by The Archives Department and the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. The first workshop in the series will take place on Saturday, April 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Archives Department, Black Rock, St. …

Springer Memorial Offering New CVQ

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Springer Memorial Secondary School’s Continuing Education Programme will be offering the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) in Events and Entertainment Technology – Level 1, from Wednesday, April 24. The qualification targets persons with three or more years’ experience who are working in the entertainment industry, team leaders, supervisors as well as organisations within the cultural industries which are desirous of …

Barbados Participates In Film Festival In China

Shamkoe Pilé Ministry News

Two Barbadian films premiered this week on the big screen in the central Chinese province of Hunan during The Caribbean Film Festival, which opened on Monday, April 1 and will end Friday, April 5. The event was organised by the Barbados Embassy in Beijing and other Caribbean embassies in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation and …

Study In The USA – Student Visa Application Seminar

bgis Ministry News

The EducationUSA Advising Centre at the Barbados Community College (BCC) will host a seminar entitled: Study in the USA – Applying for Your Student Visa on Tuesday, April 16 at the College’s Counselling & Placement Centre from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. All persons who have been accepted by, or have applied to universities in the United States of America, are …

Solidarity Chain At Garrison Savannah On Friday

Joy Springer Ministry News

Barbadians and visitors to the island are invited to the Garrison Savannah on Friday, April 5, to participate in the formation of a “solidarity chain” in celebration of World Health Day. The activity, which begins at 10:00 a.m., has been organized by the Pan American Health Organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Minister of Health and …

Barbados Revenue Authority: Filing Season Is Here

bgis Ministry News

Taxpayers are reminded that the filing of 2018 income tax returns will begin next Monday, April 8. The Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA) has advised that filing will be online in the new Tax Administration Management Information System (TAMIS). According to the BRA, all self-employed persons, as well as employees who earned over $25,000, and pensioners who received income over $40,000 …

Orchid Society Praised For 80 Year Milestone

Nya Phillips Ministry News

The Barbados Orchid Society (BOS) has been lauded by Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, for its contribution to floriculture in Barbados throughout its 80 years of existence. Addressing the BOS’ Gala and Presentation of Trophies to mark its 80th anniversary, held at Balls Plantation, Christ Church, last Friday evening, he noted that the organization had transformed from …