General Notices for May 13, 2014

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Reminder Of Fire Service Administration Relocation

Members of the public are reminded that the Administration, Registry and Accounts sections of the Barbados Fire Service are now located on the 5th Floor, General Post Office Building, Cheapside, Bridgetown. The relocation took effect from Tuesday, April 15.

Business hours remain the same, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Mondays to Fridays. The telephone number for the Registry is 427-2536, and that for the Accounts section is 427-2527. Emergencies must still be reported by calling 311.

Those departments are no longer located at the Probyn Street Office, The City.

Scholarships On Offer By Guyana Government

Scholarships are currently being offered to Barbadians by the Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana to pursue studies in agriculture for the academic year 2014-2015.

Prospective students will be given the opportunity to study several areas at the Guyana School of Agriculture. These are: Agriculture – (two years); Livestock Production & Management – (two years); Animal Health &Veterinary Public Health – (two years) and Forestry, Fisheries Studies and Agro Processing (one year courses)

Applicants must be citizens of Barbados and mature students with a sound secondary education. They must be the holder of four (4) CXC subjects at Grade One or Two, including English Language, Mathematics and one Science subject.

While the award will cover full tuition fees and accommodation, applicants will be expected to meet their own travel to and from Guyana.??Application forms are available from the web site www.gsa.edu.gy and are to be forwarded via email to gsa.campus@gmail.com no later than Friday, May 30, 2014.

For further information pertaining to the scholarship, interested students may visit the Tertiary Section, Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation at the Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael.

FCCA Essay Competition Still Open

Students in the primary and secondary schools still have time to get their entries in for this year???s Florida Caribbean Cruise Association???s (FCCA) essay competition.

Contestants in the age categories of 12 and under and 13 to16 will get an opportunity to impress the judges with their well-researched thoughts on the topic: Why is it Important that Cruise Ships Come to my Destination (Barbados)?

To be eligible, contestants in the junior and senior divisions must not have celebrated their 13th and 17th birthdates by September 26, 2014.??Each submission must be accompanied by an entry form and include the following: country; names and addresses of the students; their date of birth; telephone number; the name and address of their school; the name of the school principal; and the school???s telephone number.

The entries may be submitted in the entrant???s handwriting or typed double spaced in Times New Roman Font, size 12.??The participating schools must submit their original entries, one from each age category to the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, no later than Friday, June, 20.

Further information on the contest may be obtained by contacting Marsha Armstrong, at 430-7500/31/55.

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