50 Years Of The Farm Labour Programme

Julie Carrington banner, Top Stories

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 …

B’dos To Host Seasonal Workers’ Meeting

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Ministry of Labour will be hosting the 2017 Annual Review Meeting of the Canada/Caribbean Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Programme from November 19 to 24. In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Barbados’ participation in the Seasonal Workers’ Programme, a number of awards will be presented to workers, who have participated in the programme since its inception in 1967, during an …

Farm Workers Urged To Give Their Best

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

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 …