Statement From Ministry Of Health, EPD & BWA

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The Ministry of Health, the Barbados Water Authority (BWA) and the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) stand ready to discuss all matters related to the south coast sewage spills with residents and business owners in the area. However, the three departments will not be represented at the town hall meeting, scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, February 15, which will be hosted by …

Senator Boyce: Public Service Critical To Barbados

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Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Senator Darcy Boyce, has underscored the public sector’s importance to Barbados’ progress. Mr. Boyce expressed this view today as he addressed the Training Administration Division’s three-day workshop for senior public servants, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. He said everything that happened in this country had an interface with the Government service and stressed …

Working Safely With Power Lines

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Electricity is without a doubt, one of the most beneficial discoveries known to man.  It has enhanced our daily lives by powering basic necessities such as lighting and refrigeration, as well as modern conveniences such as cable television and the internet. Sadly, thousands of people worldwide die or suffer injury from electrical shock after coming into contact with power lines. …

7th Love Poetry & Song This Saturday

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The Love Poetry and Song Charity Concert will come off this Saturday, February 17, on the lawns of the Drill Hall Beach Range, Barbados Defence Force, St. Ann’s Fort, Historic Garrison, St. Michael. The star-studded cast of Barbadian singers and spoken word artistes will begin performing promptly at 6:00 p.m., while the venue’s doors open at 5:00 p.m. Now in …

Dr. Estwick: Multimillion Dollar Sewage Fix

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It will cost Government $12.9 million to address the south coast sewage issues. This was disclosed by Minister with responsibility for Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick, during a press conference last weekend, at his Ministry’s Graeme Hall, Christ Church offices. He said Cabinet had approached the Latin American Development Bank (CAF), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caribbean …

Dr. Estwick Allays Water Contamination Fears

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Barbadians need not worry about the island’s drinking water being contaminated as a result of the compromised sewer lines on the south coast. Minister responsible for Water Resource Management, Dr. David Estwick, gave the assurance during a press conference held at his Ministry’s Graeme Hall, Christ Church offices, last Saturday. “Our potable water system and our sewage system are distinct …

Ministry Moving Swiftly To Stamp Out Violence

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will move swiftly to employ “all necessary measures” to prevent the recent scourge of violence exhibited in some of the island’s schools from spreading to others. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry, Senator Harcourt Husbands, made this assertion during a press briefing this afternoon at the Ministry’s Constitution Road, St. Michael headquarters, following …

Ministry Working To Resolve Grantley Adams Issues

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, will continue to work with staff at the Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School to find solutions to the challenges affecting that institution. The Ministry met with teachers and non-teaching staff over a period of two days – Thursday February 7, and Friday February 8 – to hear their concerns following a stabbing …

Sustainable Recovery Plan Now Online

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The Barbados Sustainable Recovery Plan (BSRP) 2018 has been laid in Parliament and members of the public now have an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the document. The plan, which was recently developed by the Social Partnership – Government, the private sector and labour organisations – has been crafted to put the Barbadian economy on a path of sustainable economic …

Grantley Adams Memorial Closed Again Tomorrow

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The Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School will remain closed tomorrow, Friday, February 9, to facilitate the second day of a meeting between officials of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation and teaching and non-teaching staff at the Blackmans, St. Joseph, school. Parents, guardians and students are also asked to note that tomorrow’s planned visit to the Samuel Jackman …