More Job Prospects For The Disabled

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development is actively looking for avenues to place more members of the disabled community into the workforce. Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, gave this undertaking today while addressing the graduation and awards ceremony for students of the Albert Cecil Graham Development Centre, in the Donald Henry Auditorium, Bethel Methodist …

Accessible Tourism An Important Niche

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

To remain competitive in the hotel industry, hoteliers must continue to reinvent themselves, as well as seek to invest in catering to disabled persons. Minister of Tourism and International Transport, Richard Sealy, offered this advice today as he addressed a ceremony to mark the re-opening of the hotel Infinity on the Beach in St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church. Mr. Sealy …

Let’s Embrace An All Inclusive Society

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

“Let us all make a pledge to inclusivity and leave no one behind”. This was Minister of Social Care, Steven Blackett’s message to Barbadians today, on the eve of International Day of the Disabled, recognised annually on December 3. Minister Blackett was delivering the opening remarks at the National Disabilities Unit’s workshop, held at the Horatio Cooke Auditorium, Dalkeith, when …

Council Selects Competition Winners

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The winners of the Barbados Council for the Disabled’s Inaugural Dorien Pile National Literacy Competition have been selected. The competition, which began in March of this year, invited persons with disabilities, their family members, friends and caregivers to submit essays sharing their thoughts on the topic: Life As It Is: Living With A Disability In Independent Barbados. In Category One, for …

Int’l Day Of The Disabled Workshop

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The National Disabilities Unit will host a workshop on Friday, December 2, to celebrate International Day of the Disabled, formally recognised on Saturday, December 3. It will be held at the Horatio Cooke Auditorium, National Union of Public Workers, Dalkeith, St. Michael, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The workshop, themed: Breaking the Barriers – Disability is not Inability, is …

Council Extends Essay Competition Deadline

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

(Stock Photo) The Barbados Council for the Disabled has extended the submission deadline for the Dorien Pile National Literacy Competition. The deadline for entries is now Sunday, July 31, 2016. Persons with disabilities, their family members, friends and caregivers are invited to share their thoughts on the topic: Life As It Is: Living With A Disability In Independent Barbados. Entries must …