Government Welcomes Helpline For Children

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Government has welcomed the introduction of a helpline which will allow children to make “calls of distress” on a 24-hour basis. The FMH Sandy Lane Charitable Trust Helpline was officially launched last Wednesday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. This initiative is the brainchild of attorney-at-law and UNICEF Children’s Champion, Faith Marshall-Harris, who has joined forces with the Sandy Lane …

Launch Of National Senior Games On Saturday

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Senior athletes representing 15 disciplines will parade through Bridgetown on Saturday, April 20, for the official launch of the 18th annual National Senior Games. The public is invited to come out and support the athletes from 10:00 a.m., as they march from Jubilee Gardens to Independence Square, accompanied by a tuk band, Mother Sally and a music truck. At the …

Centre For Seniors & Battered Women Planned

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The Salvation Army has announced plans to provide a day care centre for seniors and a shelter for battered women. Divisional Commander for Barbados and St. Lucia, Major Darrell Wilkinson shared the vision with Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, during a courtesy call last Wednesday at the Minister’s Warrens, St. Michael office. Major Wilkinson disclosed that …

Vauxhall Senior Citizens Receive Television

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Residents of Vauxhall Senior Citizens’ Village are now enjoying their favourite television shows on a new 40-inch flat screen donated by Ansa McAl (Barbados) Ltd., through the efforts of Lalu and Madhauri Vaswani. Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, in accepting the television on behalf of the residents, thanked the company and the Vaswanis for remembering the …

Young & Old Entertain Prince Charles

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Seniors and the youth were stars of the show at the Soroptimist’s Senior Citizens’ Village yesterday, as they took to the stage to entertain visiting British Royal, the Prince of Wales. Students of the Eden Lodge Primary School performed poetry and song.  In the poem, Island Treasure Barbados, penned by Deighton R. Alleyne, the students had some sound advice for …

Minister Forde: Government To Tackle Poverty

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Government is taking steps to identify the most vulnerable in Barbadian society to ensure that they receive the help they need. Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, made the announcement on Wednesday as she delivered the feature address at the opening of the National Strategic Consultation on the Social Response to Crime in Barbados. Minister Forde told …

Working Group To Craft Recommendations

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A working group has been formed to concretize the recommendations which came out of Wednesday’s National Strategic Consultation on the Social Response to Crime in Barbados. The group, which will be chaired by Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, is expected to complete its work within a month after which the recommendations will be submitted to Cabinet. …

Consultation On Crime Tomorrow

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A National Strategic Consultation on the Social Response to Crime in Barbados comes off at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre tomorrow, Wednesday, February 27, at 10:00 a.m. Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, will deliver the feature address at the meeting, which will bring together relevant public and private sector entities, faith-based communities, service organizations and the …

Men Urged To Step Up & Mentor Youngsters

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Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, today appealed to older men in Barbados to play their part in stemming the tide of violence in some communities by mentoring young people, especially boys. Speaking at the opening of an HIV seminar for men 50 years and older and their sons, hosted by the National Assistance Board at Accra …

Barbadians Told: Now Is The Time To Give Back

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Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, today appealed to Barbadians, and particularly those who rose from humble beginnings, to go back into the communities where they grew up and give back. Speaking at a prayer session at Warrens Office Complex organized to observe the Pause for a Cause initiative, Minister Forde said that the time was now …