Byer Suckoo: Stop Abusing NIS Benefits

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is reminding the Barbadian work force that there is no such thing as an entitlement to 26 weeks’ unemployment benefit. Addressing stakeholders attending the breakfast meeting to sensitise stakeholders about the proposed transition from the National Employment Bureau (NEB) to the Barbados Employment and Career Counselling …

Very Productive Relationship With China

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Relations between Barbados and the People’s Republic of China have been very productive over the years, yet there is scope for even greater cooperation, says Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean. She was speaking at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre this morning at the opening ceremony of Celebrating Forty Years of Diplomatic Relations: Achievements, Opportunities and …

May 30 Is Budget Day

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Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, will deliver Government’s Financial Statement and Budgetary Proposals next Tuesday, May 30, in the House of Assembly, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Leader of the Opposition, Mia Mottley, is expected to reply the following day, Wednesday, May 31, at the same time. The debate on the Budget will commence immediately after and conclude …

Ministers’ Diary

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Sunday, May 28 @ 9:30 a.m. Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, will deliver brief remarks during a church service to mark the start of the Probation Department’s Week of Activities at the Calvary Moravian Church, Roebuck Street, St. Michael. Monday, May 29 @ 6:00 p.m. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, and China’s Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke, …

Lashley Concerned About Industries Act

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Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, has agreed to investigate the “slow take up” in relation to the operation of the Cultural Industries Development Act. Mr. Lashley made this promise during a press conference at his Sky Mall Ministry room to update members of the media on the Crop Over Festival. The Culture Minister, who met with members of the Barbados …

Crop Over Changes To Come

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This year’s Crop Over Festival will see several significant changes being implemented by Government. Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, made this disclosure recently during a press conference at his Ministry in Sky Mall. According to the Minister, after a meeting with Crop Over stakeholders, namely the Barbados Association of Masqueraders (BAM), it was concluded that there needed to be an …

AG & British Envoy Condemn Attack

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The recent bombing attack at the Manchester Arena has been condemned by this island’s Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, and recently appointed British High Commissioner to Barbados, Janet Douglas. During a courtesy call at the Office of the Attorney General in Wildey, the High Commissioner expressed her concern and sadness at the unfolding of events and told the Minister that such …

Labour Minister Seeking Central NEB Location

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is committed to finding a more central location for the offices of the National Employment Bureau (NEB) to cut down on the commute for unemployed persons. She gave this assurance recently while addressing a breakfast meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre for stakeholders to sensitise …

Are We Really What We Eat?

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Food is not just calories, it is information. It talks to your DNA and tells it what to do. The most powerful tool to change your health, environment and entire world is your fork. This quotation from American physician, Dr. Mark Hyman, encapsulates the message that local nutritionists are spreading this week as they celebrate Nutrition Week. Community Nutrition Officer, …

B’dos & Japan To Strengthen Relations

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The Governments of Barbados and Japan are exploring ways of forming stronger bilateral relations, especially in the areas of youth development, disaster preparedness, and sports development. During a recent courtesy call with Japan’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shunsuke Takei, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, expressed interest in creating opportunities for the youth of both countries to …