Child Protection A Priority For Government

Shamkoe Pilé Top Stories

The protection of children and their human rights is a priority for the Barbados Government. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made this assertion recently during a courtesy call by UNICEF’s Representative to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Dr. Aloys Kamuragiye, at the Ministry on Culloden Road, St. Michael. Senator Walcott said Government was committed …

Marshall-Harris Elected To Rights Committee

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Barbados has secured a seat on the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) for the term 2019 to 2023 through candidate, Faith Marshall-Harris. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has confirmed that Mrs. Marshall-Harris secured one of the nine vacant seats, following today’s elections at the 17th Meeting of States Parties to the Convention, held at …

Children’s Rights Important To Gov’t

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Government will continue to support global conventions that promote the rights of children. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart gave this commitment recently when he addressed a reception at Ilaro Court for delegates attending the 92nd Regular Meeting of the Directing Council of the Inter-American Children’s Institute. Mr. Stuart told his audience: “I want to assure all of you that the Government …

Submit Short Stories On Children’s Rights

Sharon Austin Ministry News

(Stock Photo)Young Barbadians have another opportunity to showcase their creativity by writing short stories outlining their vision for the promotion and protection of their rights. The Inter-American Children’s Institute (IIN) of the Organization of American States (OAS) has issued a call for short stories for the publication, Rights Should Not Be a Fairy Tale. Entries will be accepted in two …