HR Strategy Adopted At Summit

Cathy Lashley Top Stories

Caribbean people now have a blueprint for their development, with the adoption of the CARICOM Human Resource Development Strategy 2030. The strategy was presented by the Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris, at the just concluded Thirty-Eighth Regular Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community in Grenada. It covers a wide range of …

HRD Strategy Support Over 100 Projects

Joy Springer Top Stories

The Barbados Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy has supported more than 100 projects representing areas such as information technology, agriculture, robotics and renewable energy. This was disclosed by Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, at a milestone ceremony to highlight the achievements of the Strategy at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre last Saturday. Dr. Byer Suckoo explained that …

HR Strategy Has Transformed Lives

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Education Minister Ronald Jones is of the view that the Human Resource Development Strategy (HRDS) has worked to transform the lives of Barbadians. Addressing last Saturday’s milestone ceremony for the HRDS at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, he said the country had “toiled for five years” to bring it to fruition but change was evident. “Most important is what it …

Draft HRD Policy To Go Before Cabinet

Joy Springer Top Stories

The draft of a comprehensive Barbados Human Resource Development Policy will soon be considered by Cabinet’s Governance Committee. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, in an address at the milestone ceremony for the Barbados Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy last Saturday, explained: “The policy will seek to create a framework of rules, incentives and institutional capacities that can catapult Barbados’ social and …

Knowledge Management Training A Success

Malissa Brathwaite banner, Ministry News

It has often been said that training is a catalyst for productivity, and a number of Information Technology officers across the public sector put this principle to the test recently. In doing so, Barbados has now recorded a new cohort of Certified Knowledge Managers (CKM), thanks to a programme facilitated by the Knowledge Management Institute (KMI) and the Human Resource …

Registration Still Open For Arts Training

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

Registration is still open to aspiring cultural practitioners who wish to receive training in the areas of Limbo Dancing, Fire-Eating and Flute Playing. The training, which is being facilitated by Ruk-A-Tuk Inc. and the Human Resource Development Strategy (HRDS), is open to persons aged 16 and over. For each artistic discipline, 90-minute classes will be held at select locations across …

Launch Of Cultural Arts Workshops

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

Limbo Dancing, Fire-Eating and Penny Whistle Playing will be the art forms in focus, when Ruk-A-Tuk Inc. and the Human Resource Development Strategy (HRDS) host a series of upcoming Cultural Arts Workshops. The workshops, which will launch officially on Monday, January 23, at the Ministry of Labour, Warrens Office Complex, will provide interested persons with an opportunity to train in …

Byer Suckoo: Be A Part Of The Solution

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has urged up-and-coming entrepreneurs and innovators to “start being a part of the solution”. She was speaking during the closing session of the first inaugural Startup Weekend Barbados Hackathon, which took place recently at the 3Ws Pavilion of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. Senator Byer Suckoo encouraged participants …

HRDS To Co-Host Start-Up Weekend Hackathon

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

The Human Resource Development Strategy and the Orbit Innovation Project will host a Start-up Weekend Barbados Hackathon, from tomorrow, Friday, October 28, to Sunday, October 30. It will be held at the 3Ws Pavilion, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. The event, which will take the form of a software hackathon, will provide entrepreneurs and software developers …

HRDS Providing Support For Mom-Preneurs

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

St. George mothers with an entrepreneurial streak will be provided with business incubation support, through the Human Resource Development Strategy (HRDS) funded HERO Mom-Preneurship Programme. Minister with responsibility for Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this disclosure during the programme launch, on Tuesday at the Ellerton Wesleyan Holiness Church, Ellerton, St. George. While …