Public Demanding More From NIS

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Present and past employees, as well as boards of management of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), have come in for high praise from the Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, for their role in building up the institution for the last five decades. She gave the public commendation yesterday while addressing participants …

Strong Social Security Systems Are Vital

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has advised regional governments to ensure that their social security systems are strong enough to withstand the economic shocks from the global economic crisis. She expressed this view today while addressing the opening ceremony of the 28th CARICOM Heads of Social Security Meeting at the Crane …

Consultation On Marijuana Postponed

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The public is advised that the town hall meeting for the National Consultation on Marijuana, slated for Wednesday, June 7, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, has been postponed. The CARICOM Regional Secretariat has apologised for any inconvenience caused. A new date and time will be announced shortly. The meeting forms part of a Regional Consultation on Marijuana hosted by …

Town Hall Meeting On Marijuana

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public will have a chance to express their views on the issue of marijuana on Wednesday, June 7, during a town hall meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This forms part of a Regional Consultation on Marijuana hosted by the National Council on Substance Abuse …

COFCOR Focused On Strengthening CARICOM

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

The Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) concluded today, with what has been described as “enriching” dialogue geared at developing strategies to strengthen the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, and Chairman of the conference, Senator Maxine McClean, noted that Member States were cognisant of the shifting global political landscape, and …

COFCOR Statement On Venezuela

bgis Top Stories

Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) gathered in Bridgetown, Barbados, at the Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) deliberated on the changes taking place in the international environment, as well as in their wider regional environment and on their implications for the coordinated foreign policy positioning of their countries. They reiterated the importance they …

Incoming COFCOR Chair Stresses Unity

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

The present and future global environment demand that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) engages in a process of “evaluation, revision and consolidation”. This advice was given by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, while addressing the opening ceremony of the Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR), at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, …

COFCOR Meeting Opens Tomorrow

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

The Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) will open tomorrow, Thursday, May 18, in Frangipani Room at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, at 9:00 a.m. Incoming chairperson of the COFCOR, Barbados’ Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, will deliver the feature address, while outgoing Chairman, …

Barbados To Host COFCOR Meeting

Kathyann Husbands Top Stories

Ministers of Foreign Affairs from across the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will gather in Barbados from May 18 to 19 for the Twentieth Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR). The meeting will be chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Maxine McClean, and will comprise Ministers responsible for the Foreign Affairs of CARICOM Member …

CARIFESTA XIII Given Thumbs Up

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

A regional stakeholder has lauded Barbados for its preparations for this year’s CARIFESTA XIII celebrations. During a meeting with Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, at his Sky Mall Ministry, Programme Manager for Culture and Community Development at the CARICOM Secretariat, Dr. Hilary Brown, said that Barbados was “on a good track so far”, as it prepared to host the region’s …