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 Communities Have …

CDD To Host Parenting Workshop

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

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 …

Tickets For Community Dancefest Now On Sale

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

Persons who wish to purchase tickets for the finals of the Community Dancefest competition may now do so. The box offices are CS Pharmacy, Bridgetown; Esso, Oistins; Shell Warrens; Emerald City Supermarket, St Philip and  Pharmaco, Speightstown. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12. Chief Community Development Officer, Patricia Hackett-Codrington, encouraged persons …

CDD Offering Courses For New Year

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

Persons who are interested in learning a new skill are invited to register for the Community Development Department’s soap making classes at the Speightstown Resource Centre in St. Peter. Classes commence on Monday, January 15, and will run for 12 weeks, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily. For more information on this course, interested persons may call 422-1940, or 535-1699. Meanwhile, …

Open Day At Andrew Alleyne Centre

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

Barbadians will have an opportunity to see the work of the Community Development Department’s Cosmetology Class of 2017, at an “Open Day” and Fun Day. It takes place on Saturday, December 16, on the grounds of the Andrew Alleyne Community Centre, Station Hill, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Patrons can enjoy manicures, pedicures, cornrow hairstyles and much …