CXC Launches First Mobile App

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The Caribbean Examinations Council’s (CXC) launch of its first mobile App – CXC Connect – has been hailed as “a great occasion”, as the agency continues to incorporate technology to make learning relatively seamless. Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, emphasised this yesterday as he addressed the brief launch ceremony at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, and congratulated …

Deeper Partnerships In The Community

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There is a promise from this country’s Minister of Social Care, Steven Blackett, that communities across Barbados will “come alive with a wave of cultural expression” that would see greater partnerships through recreational and cultural activities. He gave this assurance on Monday while addressing a ceremony at which the Gall Hill Community Centre in St. John was renamed the Gall …

Inniss: Government Looking For Solutions

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Commerce Minister Donville Inniss, has stressed that he will not engage in any “shouting match” but rather is seeking to “partner on sustainable solutions” to combat the real problems that confront our economy and society. Speaking this morning at the Barbados Institute of Management and Productivity’s Annual General Meeting at Bagnall’s Point Gallery, Pelican Village, Mr. Inniss asserted that Government …

Japan Keen To Assist Barbados

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Japan is willing to lend its expertise to help Barbados improve its disaster management, so as to allow the island to recover in the shortest possible time after a major disaster. Japan’s Ambassador to Barbados, Teruhiko Shinada, gave this undertaking today during a courtesy call on Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, at his office in Webster’s …

E-Technology Vital To Way Forward

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Health Minister John Boyce has emphasised the importance of e-technology as Barbados charts a way forward for the healthcare system. Speaking at the second consultation workshop for the development of a National Strategic Plan For Health 2017–2022 today, Mr. Boyce said that the challenge was to get buy-in on the movement from paper records in all areas of the health …

Activities For Emancipation Day 2017

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The Pan-African Coalition of Organizations, in association with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, will host the Bongani Festival in commemoration of Emancipation Day. The event, which takes place on Tuesday, August 1, will start with a Freedom Walk from the Emancipation Statue at the JTC Ramsay Roundabout, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael. Following libations and ceremonial ancestral reverence, which …

Over 50,000 Benefit From IT Training

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Since the start of the Community Technology Programme 15 years ago, approximately 50,000 Barbadians have benefitted from training in Basic and Level II Information Technology. Minister of Social Care Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, made this disclosure yesterday while addressing a ceremony at which the Gall Hill Community Centre in St. John was renamed the Gall Hill Resource …

Ministry Of Health’s Malaria Advisory

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The Ministry of Health has reminded persons travelling to areas endemic for malaria that they should begin taking the medication, malaria prophylaxis, before travel, as advised by their health care provider, and continue to take it throughout their visit to the endemic area. This medication also needs to be taken for between one to four weeks after leaving the malaria-endemic …

Occupational Safety & Health In Focus

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Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) are considered two important elements in human resource management that not only promote a safe and healthy work place, but often lead to happy and productive employees. From July 2 to 8, that subject was brought to the fore during the Labour, Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Week, themed: Safe Workplaces are Productive Workplaces. The …

Diary Of A Depressed Woman Part 3

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In today’s society, we sometimes only consider persons who are experiencing the flu, communicable or non-communicable diseases to be sick. It is because of the lack of education or first-hand experience with other health issues, that persons are unaware of the prominence of mental health illness in our homes, workplaces and communities. The following story is the third in a …