General Notices for September 16, 2013

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FCCA Winners to Receive Prizes and Certificates

Barbados??? outstanding success at this year???s Florida Caribbean Cruise Association???s (FCCA) Essay and Poster competition will be officially recognised during a special ceremony this week.

To this end, the Ministry of Tourism will be hosting a presentation ceremony on Friday, September 20, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, to highlight Barbados??? success at the regional level and to thank the students for their participation in the competition.

Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, will deliver brief remarks and present the prizes and certificates to the winners.

The FCCA poster competition was won by Adiel Alleyne, of Queen???s College; while Azizi Alleyne of The St. Michael School and Yannic Boyce of Combermere School, copped the junior and senior divisions, respectively.

For their efforts, they each received a cash prize of US $3000 and a similar monetary amount for their respective schools.??This year???s competition attracted entries from 19 Caribbean destinations.

Lecture/Panel Discussion to Focus on the Rights of the Deaf

To mark the International Week of the Deaf, which will be celebrated from September 22 to 28, the National Disabilities Unit and the New Life Deaf Club, will host a free lecture/ panel discussion under the theme Know Your Rights.

It will take place at the Horatio Cooke Auditorium, National Union of Public Workers??? Headquarters, Dalkeith, St. Michael, on Tuesday, September 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The lecture, which will be facilitated by Chief Executive Officer of the Deaf Club Interpreting Services in Orlando, Florida, Malia Johnson, aims to educate persons on the rights of the deaf and interpreters. All members of the public are invited.??

Report on the Development of Prison Farm Now Available

Plans are on the table to upgrade the agricultural facilities at Dodds Prison, in St. Philip.

This will include the production of 30 types of vegetable crops on 40 acres of land, and the rearing of 18, 000 broilers, 1, 000 layers, 500 pigs, 100 cattle, 300 sheep and 60 rabbits on 60 acres of land.

Members of the public are invited to review the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Study for this proposed development, at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Jones Building, Webster Business Park, Wildey; the Barbados Public Library, Independence Square; the Town and Country Development Planning Office, Block ???C???, Garrison, all in St. Michael; and the Branch Library in Six Roads, St. Philip.

The viewing of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Study will continue until Friday, October 18, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Queries may be sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs at email address: enurse@mha.gov.bb or sseale@mha.gov.bb.??

Welfare Department Experiencing Telephone Problems

The public is advised that the telephone systems at a number of Welfare Department offices are currently experiencing problems due to technical difficulties. However, officials there have given the assurance that the problem will be rectified as soon as possible.??

The following numbers may be contacted in the case of an emergency: St. Michael ??? 426-9286; St. Peter ??? 422-0197; St. George ??? 429-0777; and Administration ??? 228-7647.

Persons from St. Andrew and St. John may still contact the offices in those areas as they have not been affected.??The management of the Welfare Department has apologised for any inconvenience caused.

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