White Paper To Inform NGO Legislation

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Government is now in possession of a White Paper that will inform the framing of legislation to regulate the operations of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Barbados. Dubbed A Call For NGO Legislation In Barbados, it was handed over, in a brief ceremony, to Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, at the Warrens Office Complex. In expressing appreciation …

Call For More Companies To Give Internships

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When Government rolls out its National First Jobs Programme, the matter of internships and giving people, particularly students and young people, exposure and opportunities to gain a practical side to their education, will be high on its agenda. This was emphasised on Wednesday by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan as he visited and toured Hyuna, a …

Minister Lauds Tech Firm For Workplace Policies

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“An eye opener!” That’s what Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan received yesterday, when he visited Hyuna, a work environment he was “totally unfamiliar with”, at Balmoral Gap, Hastings, Christ Church. In recounting his experience to media representatives following the visit to Hyuna, Mr. Jordan, praised the company’s policy of hiring Barbadians and producing technological solutions locally, …

Social Justice Committee Launched

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A new body has been launched in Barbados that will address concerns and issues put forward by several non-governmental and community-based organizations and civic society. It is the Social Justice Committee, which falls under the aegis of the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations. During a two-hour long meeting on Wednesday, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, members of …

First Meeting Of Social Justice Committee

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations will convene its first meeting of the Social Justice Committee this Wednesday, March 27, in the Flamboyant Room North, Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. It will be held under the chairmanship of Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The meeting represents the …

NUPW Lauded For Staying The Course

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The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) has been praised for partnering with government, staying the course and not changing its principles, despite changing times. These accolades came from Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, as he addressed the NUPW’s 75th Conference, on Thursday evening at its headquarters on Dalkeith Road, St. Michael. Acknowledging that government identified …

Workplace Wellness Policy To Create Productive Environment

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Minister of Labour, Colin Jordan, is reminding Barbadians that the aim of any good and just society is to enable an environment where people are able to be as happy, secure, efficient and productive as they could possibly be. He was speaking today at the launch of the National Workplace Wellness Policy at the Barbados Workers’ Union Headquarters, Solidarity House, …

Workplaces Can Expect A Visit From Labour Minister

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan. (FP) Over the next few months, several workplaces across the island can expect a visit from Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan. This was revealed today at the start of one such tour that took the Minister, his Permanent Secretary, Alyson Forte and a team from the Labour …

Minister To Tour Oran & Host Press Conference

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Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, will tour Oran Ltd, Harbour Road, St. Michael, on Monday February 25. However, prior to the tour, Minister Jordan will host a press conference at 10:45 a.m. The visit will see the Labour Minister engaging with management and staff of Oran and learning about their experiences, achievements, aspirations, challenges and expectations. …

Government’s Modernisation Programme Critical To Developing Workers

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Barbados cannot achieve a 21st century service ethos by sticking to rules, regulations and structures – utilizing ‘old wineskins’ that have not changed much since Independence. Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, stressed this today as he addressed the Consultation on Human Resource Development (HRD) at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. It was …