Barbadian Doctors & Nurses To Assist Dominica

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Arrangements are being made to have doctors and nurses from Barbados travel to Dominica to provide much-needed assistance. This is according to Dr. Brian Charles, who is in Dominica to provide primary assessments for the health care services and the hospital there, and to work alongside the Barbadian military personnel. Dominica remains in a state of emergency after it was …

St. Bartholomew Centre Reopened

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Senior citizens in St. Bartholomew and surrounding communities in Christ Church can benefit once again from the National Assistance Board’s Seniors’ Recreational Activities programme, following the reopening of the St. Bartholomew Seniors’ Recreational Activities Centre. The programme, first launched in 1990, is now held at 17 centres across Barbados, where seniors participate in the making of soaps, jewellery, soft furnishings, …

Trapped Visitors Want To Leave Dominica

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We just want to go home! That was the cry yesterday of several British, American, Chinese and CARICOM visitors to Dominica outside the entrance of was once the Customs and Immigration area, as they awaited word on when they would be repatriated following the passage of Hurricane Maria on September 18. Among those waiting was Nubiene Peltier, who arrived in …

Children’s Rights Important To Gov’t

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Government will continue to support global conventions that promote the rights of children. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart gave this commitment recently when he addressed a reception at Ilaro Court for delegates attending the 92nd Regular Meeting of the Directing Council of the Inter-American Children’s Institute. Mr. Stuart told his audience: “I want to assure all of you that the Government …

CARICOM To Launch Online Platforms

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The CARICOM Secretariat will officially launch four online platforms next week, designed to make the benefits of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) more accessible to persons in the region. The launch takes place on Monday, September 25, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, at 9:00 a.m. Barbados’ Ambassador to CARICOM, Robert Morris, as …

Younger Onset Dementia In Barbados

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Younger onset dementia, which refers to the onset of dementia in persons under 65 years, is presenting in Barbados. This was revealed by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Care, Janet Phillips, on Thursday, as she delivered the feature address at the Barbados Alzheimer’s Association’s seminar, Remember Me, held to observe World Alzheimer’s Day. Ms. Phillips, speaking on behalf …

Legislation Soon To Protect The Disabled

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The Ministry of Social Care is in the process of enacting legislation to protect the disabled community in this country and a draft Bill was now before the Chief Parliamentary Counsel. In her address on Thursday at the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados’ Midterm Delegates’ Conference at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Minister of Labour, Senator …

Elderly Care Programme A Priority

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As the percentage of elderly persons in the Barbadian population continues to rise, the Ministry of Health has identified the Care of the Elderly Programme as one of its priorities. Health Minister John Boyce, speaking at a seminar hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association to observe World Alzheimer’s Day on Thursday, shared: “We have a comprehensive programme that addresses policy formulation, …

PM Stuart To Visit Jamaica & Canada

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart left the island today, Friday, September 22, to participate in events in Canada and Jamaica. Mr. Stuart will attend and speak at several functions, including the 10th Annual Errol Barrow Memorial Dinner; and the Ottawa Welcomes the World event, where he will meet with members of the diaspora during a walkthrough. He will also visit the …

Ministers’ Diary

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Saturday, September 23 @ 11:00 a.m.  Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs, Christopher Sinckler, will deliver the feature address at the Customs Brokers’ Annual General Meeting at the Small Business Centre, Fontabelle, St. Michael. Sunday, September 24 @ 8:00 a.m.       Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, will attend the Tourism and Maritime Week church service at the St. …