Giving A Voice To Sexual Assault Victims

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Between the ages of four and six, Alicia Bailey was raped by friends of the family; by her father at the age of 10 and again at 15; and then at various stages of her life well into adulthood. Today, she wants one thing – for the rights of victims in similar situations to be heard. Ms. Bailey shared her …

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 …

Barbadians Embracing Technical & Vocational Training

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Barbadians are starting to embrace technical and vocational training as a viable career path for themselves and their children, as they would the traditional academic pursuits. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, shared this view recently, during a courtesy call with Canada’s High Commissioner, Marie Legault, at the Ministry, Warrens Office Complex. …

Minister Jones Meets Canadian Envoy

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The success of programmes ongoing with Canada, and the Education Ministry’s future plans, were the focus of discussion, when Canada’s High Commissioner to Barbados, Marie Legault, called on Minister Ronald Jones recently at the Elsie Payne Complex. Accompanied by his top officials, including Permanent Secretary, June Chandler; and Chief Education Officer, Karen Best, Mr. Jones welcomed Ambassador Legault and acknowledged …

A High Commissioner For A Day

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Two young people were recently given the opportunity to experience a day in the life of the High Commissioner, after winning a regional competition hosted by the Canadian High Commission. Nineteen-year-old Antiguan, Rose-marie Reynolds, and 16-year-old Christopher Brathwaite from Barbados, placed first and second respectively, which led them to hold the posts of High Commissioner and Deputy High Commissioner. Senator …

Plans To Advance Green Economy

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Government is working on several projects to advance its efforts to create a green economy. This was revealed on Tuesday by Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, during a courtesy call with Canada’s High Commissioner, Marie Legault, at the Ministry’s Warrens Tower II, Warrens, St. Michael office. Dr. Lowe stated that like most other countries, Barbados traditionally …