Electricity & Renewable Energy Science Expo April 26

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Students from 22 primary and secondary schools will compete in the annual Electricity and Renewable Energy Science Exposition on Thursday, April 26, at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI), Wildey, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It is being hosted by the Media Resource Department of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation in collaboration …

Promoting Safety & Health In The Workplace

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The workplace should be a safe environment where employees can do their jobs without the fear of injury or death. Workplace health and safety procedures are necessary for the well-being of both employers and employees. These sentiments were expressed by the Labour Department’s Health and Safety Officer, Sandy Miller, during a recent interview with the Barbados Government Information Service. Mr. …

Kite Flying Safety Event Next Week

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Barbados Light & Power Company Ltd. will host a Kite Flying Safety event in collaboration with the Media Resource Department of the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation on Tuesday, March 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Garrison Savannah, St. Michael. The event is intended to engage 60 school children, from both primary and secondary schools, on …

An Eyewitness Account Of A Pole Rescue

Julie Carrington Top Stories

It began like any normal day. The mood at the Barbados Light and Power (BL&P) was jovial, as Power Quality Analyst, Howard Griffith, and his colleagues loaded up the truck for a productive day of maintenance work in Woodland, St. George. What started out as a traditional working day almost ended in tragedy for one of his colleagues, who was …

Working Safely With Power Lines

Julie Carrington Top Stories

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. …

Power Line Safety Arrangements Under Review

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) has established a sub-committee to review the existing arrangements in place regarding those persons whose work brings them in close proximity to power lines. Acting Chief Labour Officer, Victor Felix, made this disclosure recently while addressing a seminar entitled: Promoting Safety around Electricity, and launch of a Public Relations Campaign …

Seek Advice Before Starting Construction

Julie Carrington Ministry News

Acting Chief Labour Officer, Victor Felix, is advising prospective home owners to seek the advice of the Barbados Light and Power Company Limited (BL&P) before starting building construction. He offered this advice in light of calls received to the BL&P about the close proximity of power lines to the proposed construction sites during a seminar entitled: Promoting Safety around Electricity, …

Acting Labour Chief Urges Safety Near Power Lines

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Electricity may be the single most beneficial discovery known to man, but this country’s Acting Chief Labour Officer, Victor Felix, has challenged those with the knowledge about working safely around power lines to educate the public on how to protect themselves. He issued this challenge yesterday, while addressing stakeholders attending a seminar entitled: Promoting Safety around Electricity, and the launch …

Christmas Comes To Eagle Hall

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The Community Development Department and the Barbados Light and Power Company Limited will team up to host a free community Christmas concert entitled: “Brighten Your Christmas”, for residents of Eden Lodge. It will take place on the Eden Lodge pasture, this Sunday, December 3, from 4:30 p.m. Patrons will be treated to performances from the Silvertones, the Eden Lodge Grazettes, Hillaby/Turners …

Continued Partnership For Schools’ Expo

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Although a three-year agreement between the Media Resource Department (MRD) and the Barbados Light & Power (BL&P) Company Ltd. to sponsor prizes for BMEX has come to a close, the MRD is still hoping for a renewal of that partnership. This was intimated yesterday as Assistant Chief Media Resource Officer (Ag), Burkley Lowe, addressed the prize-giving ceremony for the Electricity …