Senate Meets Tomorrow

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Government???s programmes are expected to be on the agenda when the Senate convenes tomorrow, Wednesday, May 27. The session will get under way at 11.00 a.m. in the Upper House. The Lower House is presently on recess following the conclusion of debate on the 2009, Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals on Wednesday, May 20.   See also: READ MORE Prime …

Probation And Rehabilitation

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For over 60 years, the Probation Department has been administering a service that is tailored to reshape character and assist offenders in charting a new and clean path in civil society. However, these rehabilitative functions are, apparently, largely unknown to many Barbadians ??? an obvious exception being offenders who have benefited from probation service. Therefore, the agency is implementing the …

Aquatic Sessions For PWDs

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Those persons with disabilities (PWDs) who missed the opportunity to participate in the March 11 Aquatic Day activity at Browne???s Beach now have three more events to benefit from the therapy provided by the sea. Next month, the National Disabilities Unit (NDU) will hold three aquatic sessions. They will be on June 3 at the Enterprise Beach?????? in Christ Church; …

NACE Forges Ahead With Mandate

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The National Advisory Committee on Education has been making steady progress as it seeks to play its part in the formulation of a new local education policy. According to Administrative Officer 1 (Research Planning and International Relations Unit), Cyril Burke, the Committee has just completed the second phase of the consultation process and is satisfied with the outcome so far. …

BSS Pre-Test Interviews

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The Barbados Statistical Service (BSS) will be conducting a pre-test in selected districts across Barbados as part of its preparations for the 2010 Population and Housing Census.?? According to an official from the BSS, the pre-test is designed to assist the department in finalising the data collection procedures regarding the issuing of questionnaires and data processing. ??The pre-test starts today, …

Workshop For Foster Care Children On Saturday

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About 25 children in Government???s foster care programme will soon receive valuable information to help them make decisions about sexual matters. A one-day workshop entitled?? ???Educate, Motivate and Elevate??? will be hosted by the Child Care Board (CCB) this Saturday, May 30, at the Ministry of Education, Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael, starting at 8:30 a.m. Participants will …

Open Day At CCB This Friday

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Members of the public will get an opportunity to learn more about the services offered by the Child Care Board (CCB) and interact with its staff when an Open Day is staged there this Friday, May 29. It will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Board???s Headquarters, Fred Edghill Building, the City. Blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol …

Danish Delegation Hold Talks With Environment For COP 15

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Efforts are under way to ensure that the needs of countries most vulnerable to climate change, especially Small Island Developing States (SIDS), are addressed when the 15th Session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 15), comes off in Copenhagen in December this year. In light of the need for general agreement …

Young People Told: Communication Essential

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Barbadian youth have been reminded that communication is the catalyst for change in all societies. The advice came from the Minister of Youth, Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, while addressing the annual congress of the Youth Arm of the Barbados Workers??? Union today at Solidarity House.?? She observed that ???communication empowers, energizes and enables people to get along,??? stressing that there …

Plans Afoot For Global Tertiary Education Conference

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???Balancing Quality and Quantity/The Global Challenge for Tertiary Education??? will be the theme when the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC) in collaboration with the Caribbean Area Network for Quality Assurance in Tertiary Education (CANQATE) hosts a major conference later this year. The meeting will be held from October 6 to 8 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. …