School Ends Next Week For Christmas Break

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Public schools will close for the Christmas holidays next week. The last day of the Michaelmas term for students will be Thursday, December 14, and for teachers Friday, December 15. Three weeks have been allotted for the vacation, following which Term II (Hilary) begins for teachers on Monday, January 8, 2018, and students on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The 12-week term will …

Labour Department’s Christmas Reminder

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The Labour Department is reminding shop owners and staff, especially in the distributive sector; that there are specific guidelines to be followed for general operations and overtime periods during the Christmas Season. During the month of December, businesses classified as shops under the Shops Act, are usually open for extended periods of time. Shop owners are therefore reminded that while …

Tourism Staff Spread Cheer To Children

Kim Ramsay-Moore Ministry News

Staff at the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport came together recently, in an effort to spread cheer to children who have lost a loved one to HIV/AIDS. They collected a number of gifts for the young ones, which were presented on Thursday to the President of the Family Care Support Group, Kedelyn Morgan, by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry …

Holiday Hours For Library Service

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

The National Library Service (NLS) has advised that all of its branches will be closed on Saturday, December 24 and 31. However, these branches will be open for business on December 28, 29 and 30. For 2017, the branches will open on Tuesday, January 3. Persons are therefore asked to arrange their business accordingly. The management and staff of the …

Free Christmas Concert December 18

Joy Springer banner, Ministry News

The public is invited to a free Christmas Concert, hosted by the National Mental Health Commission, on Sunday, December 18, in Independence Square, Bridgetown. The concert, which has as its theme: Treasuring Our Children, seeks to raise awareness about the needs of children with mental health issues. It will run from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., and will include performances by …

Term I Ends Next Week

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

(FP) Public schools will close for the Christmas holidays next week. The last day of the Michaelmas term for students will be Thursday, December 15, and for teachers Friday, December 16. Three weeks have been allotted for the vacation, following which the Term II (Hilary) begins for teachers on Monday, January 9, 2017, and students on Tuesday, January 10, 2017. …

Carolling At Parliament On Thursday

bgis Ministry News

President of the Senate, Senator Kerryann Ifill; and Speaker of the House of Assembly, Michael Carrington, will host a free Christmas programme entitled: Carolling At Parliament at 50, this Thursday, December 8, in the courtyard of Parliament, Bridgetown, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will be the singing of Christmas hymns and carols, with performances by staff and Members of …

Attorney General: Put Your Families First

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, has made an impassioned plea for young people to stop and think about their families before engaging in a life of crime. As he addressed the Prison Fellowship of Barbados’ Angel Tree 2016 launch at the Grand Salle, Central Bank of Barbados on Saturday, Mr. Brathwaite lamented that families, in particular mothers, grandmothers and children, were …

Give Support To Angel Tree Programme

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Corporate Barbados and citizens across the country are being encouraged to give their support to the Angel Tree 2016 programme, and bring smiles to children of prison inmates this Christmas. Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite, made this call last Saturday, during the launch of Prison Fellowship of Barbados’ Angel Tree 2016 programme in the Grand Salle, Central Bank of …