Community Technology Programme Resumes

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The Community Development Department will resume its Community Technology programme from Monday, October 1. Persons can take advantage of free 10-week levels one and two courses in Microsoft Office 2010.  Level-one training will be in Computers, Internet and Microsoft Word, while PowerPoint, Publisher and Excel will be taught at level two. There will also be a number of three and …

YMCA & CDD To Hold Courses

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The YMCA, in collaboration with the Community Development Department, will host the ‘Eye on the Y’ Programme starting Monday, September 3. The ‘Eye on the Y’ Programme offers a number of skills training courses which are designed to equip young people with income generating skills. In addition, persons who may want to enhance their ‘do-it-yourself’ capabilities are encouraged to take advantage …

ITS For Teens Can Help Develop Barbados

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The Community Development Department believes the ITS For Teens programme can assist in offering some of the talents and skills needed to combat several of the ills that hinder Barbados’ development. Programme Coordinator at the Community Development Department, Bridgette Marshall-Griffith, says the programme, which the Department has hosted for the past decade, was specially designed for teenagers between the ages …

Communities Have A Role In Stemming Violence

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Minister of Youth, Adrian Forde, believes that communities must get back to being ‘our brother’s keepers’ if they are to have a chance at reducing violent behaviour. He made this assertion at an Awards and Prize Giving Ceremony for the winners of the Primary Schools Essay Competition on the topic: How to Prevent Violence in Schools, which was put on …

Public Lecture Coming Off At Baywoods

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

The Community Development Department will host a public lecture on the topic: The Rights of the Consumer in Barbados in These Challenging Economic Times. The lecture will be held on Thursday, July 5, at the Baywoods Resource Centre, Baywoods, St. James, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Members of the public are invited to attend. paula.harper-grant@barbados.gov.bb See also: READ MORE Lecture On …

CDD To Host Parenting Workshop

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Parents and guardians who wish to get help with or just improve their parenting skills can do so through a parenting workshop, hosted by PAREDOS, in collaboration with the Community Development Department. The 10-week parenting programme will take place at the Valley Resource Centre, St. George, on Saturdays, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, beginning on May 12, and continuing through …

Dressmaking Open Day At Bayville Centre

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Members of the public are invited to the Community Development Department’s Dressmaking Open Day on Thursday, April 26, at the Bayville Community Centre, Bayville, St. Michael from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Garments made by the Dressmaking Class from the Community Impact Programme will be on display. For further information, please call 535-1656 or 535-1661. All are invited. melissa.rollock@barbados.gov.bb See …

BYS Parenting Workshop April 21

Jamal Weekes Ministry News

The Barbados Youth Service (BYS) will assist in the facilitation of an upcoming parenting seminar and workshop. The seminar and workshop will be held on Saturday, April 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Almond Beach Resort, Heywoods, St. Peter under the theme, ‘Strengthening Communities through Effective Parenting: Our Children, Our Investment.’ According to coordinator and social work intern …

Beauty Products & Soap Making Open Day

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Community Development Department will host a Beauty Products and Soap Making Open Day on Monday, April 23, at the Speightstown Resource Centre, Major Walk, Speightstown, St. Peter, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The items on display will be the work of students and will include a range of 100 percent Bajan-made natural soaps and other skin care products …

Two New Champions Crowned At Dancefest

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Multifarious, winners of the senior category of the Community Dancefest Competition, receiving their trophy from Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Senator Jepter Ince. (GP) Barbados now has two new dance champions. They are Deacons Eagles Academy and Multifarious, who emerged victorious in the Junior and Senior levels, respectively, at the 12th edition of the Community …