General Notices for October 9, 2013

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Harrison???s Cave Candlelight Tours

Barbadians will get another opportunity to be spell bounded by the natural beauty of Harrison???s Cave at night, this time by the flicker of candlelight.

Walk-in tours of this natural underworld will be held on Friday, October 25, and Saturday, October 26, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Limited tours are available and patrons are advised to make reservations by contacting 417-3700 or via e-mail reservations@harrisonscave.com, to secure their space and to get information about ticket prices.

Students??? Exhibition at Spirit Bond From October 15-18

Barbadians are being urged to visit the Visual Arts exhibition of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation which will be staged at The Old Spirit Bond, Wharf Road, Bridgetown, St. Michael from Tuesday, October 15, to Friday October 18.

The exhibition, which runs from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. daily, features the work of students from across the island.

It is in keeping with this year???s theme for Education Month: Educating Creative Minds: Producing Creative Citizens.

According to the Planning Committee for Education Month, ???the central focus of creative minds has directed [them] to provide a space whereby the works of art of our students can be exhibited for the appreciation and admiration of all.???

The Committee further noted that the Ministry of Education ???hopes that the products of these creative minds and creative hands will provide the catalyst for producing creative citizens???.

Members of the public will see over 12 schools including the Irvin Wilson School, Pine Plantation Road, St. Michael, showcasing, among other things, jewelry, coal batik, wood work and artwork.

Registration Starts Next Month for 2014 CXC Exams

Registration for the Caribbean Examinations Council???s (CXC) May to June 2014 examinations will begin on Monday, November 4, and run until Friday, December 6, 2013.

The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology & Innovation, has advised that forms are available from its Examinations Section at the Elsie Payne Complex, Constitution Road, St. Michael. These may also be filled out online at http://mes.gov.bb. However, they should be downloaded and brought to the Section.

Persons registering should do so between 8.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m., from Monday to Friday and bring with them the relevant fees; their Barbados Identification Card, passport, driver???s licence or some form of picture identification along with a blue/black ink pen.

The Ministry is further reminding students that one CSEC subject costs $102.50 and an additional $36.50 must be paid for any extra subject. Also, one CAPE subject is $118 and an additional unit will be $52.

All fees should be paid in cash to the Finance Section of the Ministry of Education.

Subject entries with a School Based Assessment (SBA) component will only be accepted from ???Re-sit Candidates???.

According to the Ministry, candidates should choose their subjects carefully to avoid having to write two or more papers concurrently. If this happens no alternate arrangements will be made.

Individuals are also advised that clashes of subject papers with those of other examining bodies cannot be reconciled or adjusted by the Ministry. Candidates writing examinations with more than one examination body have, therefore, been advised to consult the timetables for the respective examinations before registering.

The Ministry has advised, however, that late registration for CXC subjects will commence on Monday, January 6, 2014 and run until Friday, January 10, 2014.

For further information on matters related to registration and timetable, students should visit the CXC???s web page, www.cxc.org. There is also a link to this web page from http://mes.gov.bb.

Graduation Ceremony for Haynesville Caregivers Tomorrow

Fifteen participants from the Haynesville Caregivers Community Training Programme will graduate tomorrow, Thursday, October 10, at 11:00 a.m. at the Haynesville Community Outpost, Haynesville, St. James.

The programme, which was coordinated by Youth Commissioner, Peter Skeete, exposed the participants to basic child care skills as well as maintenance of hygienic and child safe environments.

Being held under Mr. Skeete???s Reaching for the Stars project, the objective of the Caregivers Community Training Programme was to equip persons with necessary skills to access babysitting or caregiver jobs in their communities and the West Coast tourist district.

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