Blackett: Violence Hurting Our Young Men

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett, wants to see an end to violence in Barbadian society, especially among young males. Speaking at the launch of International Men’s Day on Monday, Mr. Blackett stated that the increasing incidence of gun play in the island was a reminder that “all is not well among some of our young men”. “We as a …

Parade To Mark 51 Years Of Independence

Kathyann Husbands banner, Top Stories

Pomp and pageantry will be the order of the day when the annual Independence Day Parade is held on Thursday, November 30. The culmination of activities to mark Independence celebrations, the parade will see several armed and unarmed detachments assembled at the Garrison Savannah for the 8:00 a.m. ceremony. Acting Governor General, Sir Philip Greaves, will inspect the detachments on …

Gender Affairs Head: Both Sexes Matter

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

Acting Director of the Bureau of Gender Affairs, Patricia Boyce, believes it is time to stop the negative gender stereotyping. Speaking today at the launch of activities to mark International Men’s Day (IMD), Mrs. Boyce cautioned that the day “should not be seen as being in competition with International Women’s Day as both sexes have a part to play in …

Belmont Primary To Re-Open Tomorrow

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised parents and guardians of pupils attending Belmont Primary School that the school will re-open tomorrow, Monday, November 13. The school, located at My Lord’s Hill, St. Michael, was closed for two days last week because of an environmental problem in the area. However, after conducting investigations, Education and Health officials …

Independent Power Producers Licences Next Year

Joy Springer Top Stories

Independent power producers interested in supplying electricity to the national grid will be able to apply for licences by early in the New Year. Minister with responsibility for Energy, Senator Darcy Boyce, disclosed this today and added that recommendations on licensing systems for these producers should be in hand by the end of the year. He further revealed that proposals …

Draft Recovery Programme Soon

Sharon Austin Top Stories

The draft Barbados Sustainable Recovery Programme (BSRP) 2017 will be published shortly. This disclosure came from Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, who said the plan, which dealt with the current economic challenges head on, would be targeted, inclusive, decisive and would benefit from wide public discourse. He made the comments today as he addressed the Annual Conference of the Institute …

Salvation Army Kettle Appeal Gets Going

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

The provision of social services is no easy task as it requires dedication, commitment and collaboration by the government, the church, civil society and other non-governmental organisations. This is according to Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett, who was speaking earlier today at the launch of the Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Appeal. The Minister praised the Salvation Army for its …

B’dos Dollar Not On Way To Devaluation

Sharon Austin Top Stories

The Barbados dollar is not “on its way to a devaluation”! This assurance came today from Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, as he addressed the Annual Conference of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Acknowledging that a healthy reserves position was the bedrock of maintaining the desired peg against the US dollar, Mr. …

Prime Minister Meets With Lord Ahmad

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Issues pertaining to the Commonwealth, climate change, and Barbados’ relations with the United Kingdom were among several areas discussed recently, when Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, the UK’s Minister with responsibility for the Caribbean, paid Prime Minister Freundel Stuart a courtesy call. Those attending the discussions, which were held at Government Headquarters, included British High Commissioner, Janet Douglas; Director, Americas at …

Belmont Primary To Remain Closed Tomorrow

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Parents and guardians of pupils attending Belmont Primary School, My Lord’s Hill, St. Michael, are advised that the school will remain closed tomorrow, Friday, November 10, due to an environmental problem in the area. The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has reassured parents that its officers and those of the Ministry of Health are working assiduously to find …