50 Years Of The Farm Labour Programme

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For the past five decades, the Seasonal Canadian Agricultural Programme, more commonly referred to as the Farm Labour Programme, has been a mainstay for Barbados’ economy. Since its inception in 1967, the programme has provided job opportunities for hundreds of Barbadians on Canadian farms.  The remittances sent back home from the workers helped to sustain many Barbadian families in the …

New Brunswick Autism Training To Continue

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Recent training in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will not be a “one-off” for teachers says this island’s Chief Education Officer, Karen Best. This assurance came last Friday as she addressed a graduation ceremony at Queen’s College for the first cohort that participated in an online course facilitated by the New Brunswick Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Canada. Noting …

Educational Responses Also Aimed At Inclusion

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Barbados’ response to challenges within the education system does not merely focus on improving performances but also on the creation of an inclusive society. This was underscored recently, as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands, addressed a graduation ceremony at Queen’s College for 86 teachers who participated in an online course on …

Canada Values Barbados Relationship

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“Canada values its long-standing and current relationship with Barbados”. This was the assurance given by Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development of Canada, Celina Caesar-Chavannes to Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean during a recent courtesy call held in the  Conference Room of the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Two Mile Hill, …

Barbados & Canada Will Nurture Friendship

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has described Barbados and Canada as partners in a “multifaceted enterprise of economic, political and cultural co-operation”. In light of this, Mr. Stuart has reaffirmed the high value which the Government places on the special relationship between the two countries. He made the comments on Saturday during a reception to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the …

New Air Transport Agreement Signed

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The Governments of Barbados and Canada today signed a new Air Transport Agreement which is envisaged to not only increase airlift and long stay visitors in both countries, but also give aircrafts “the flexibility to operate without directional or geographical limitations”. The agreement was signed by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, and High Commissioner of …

Gay Persons Not Persecuted In Barbados

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Persons who identify as gay in Barbados are not persecuted for their sexual orientation. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, made this clear yesterday, while dispelling the notion that homosexuals and lesbians were being targeted across the island. Speaking during a courtesy call with Canadian High Commissioner, Marie Legault, at his Wildey, St. Michael office, Mr. Brathwaite maintained that although buggery was …

Farm Workers Urged To Give Their Best

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Future opportunities for Barbadians to work on the Canadian Farm Labour programme will depend on those employed there maintaining a high standard of work and conduct. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, issued this reminder to a selection of workers recently, during the Local Annual Review Meeting of the Canadian Farm Labour Programme, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford …

Pig Farmers To Work In Canada

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A selection of local workers with experience in pig farming and animal husbandry has satisfied the requirements to work on Cronin Farms in Ontario, Canada. The employment opportunity was highlighted recently, when Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo received farm owners, Mike and Amy Cronin, for a courtesy call at the Ministry of Labour, Warrens Office Complex. During …

Barbados & Canada Relations Assured

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Canada’s role in Barbados’ tourism and international business sector was highlighted recently, when that country’s High Commissioner, Marie Legault, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean. Congratulating the new Ambassador on her posting, Senator McClean stated:  “I think you will be continuing a very close friendship between country and country, government and …