IDB Mission Visits Project At Daryll Jordan

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Daryll Jordan Secondary School has received a passing grade by a review mission from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for agricultural projects it has implemented through a BDS $60,000 School Improvement Grant. The Grant falls under Component 2 of the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training’s Skills for the Future Program, which aims to improve the quality and …

Barbados And Suriname Sign Agreement

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Barbados and Suriname have signed an Economic Technical Cooperation Agreement. Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley made this disclosure last evening shortly after signing a US $100 million loan with the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) President, Luis Alberto Moreno, to finance the Macroeconomic Emergency Programme to protect economic and social progress. The ceremony was held at Government Headquarters. Ms. Mottley said …

Government & IDB Sign US$100 Million Loan

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley and President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Luis Alberto Moreno, have signed a US$100 million loan to finance a Macroeconomic Emergency Programme to protect economic and social progress. After signing the document at Government Headquarters on Sunday, Ms. Mottley said the Special Development Loan was one of the first being granted by the IDB. …

Upcoming Projects Will Produce Jobs

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Some displaced public workers should find employment in a number of upcoming projects. Word of this has come from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who said $100 million in road works would be executed as a result of loans from the Caribbean Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and CAF. She listed some of the other projects as a $900 million …

Barbados In Finals Of IDB Superheroes Award

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Barbados is among four countries which have reached the finals of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Inaugural Superheroes of Development Award. The IDB-funded Skills for the Future Programme (SFTF), which is executed under the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, has been selected along with entries from Peru, Honduras and Bolivia. Peru has two projects in the finals, bringing …

Survey Findings Will Aid Skills Search

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The Employers Survey, the findings of which were released recently, will aid Barbados in its quest to effectively anticipate skills needs. Labour Minister, Colin Jordan, pointed this out yesterday as he addressed a brief ceremony prior to the presentation of findings on the survey that was conducted in conjunction with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Skills For The Future Program …

Efforts To Address Labour Market Demands

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Government, in recognition of the fact that the demand for skills, abilities and competencies is changing, is putting systems in place to ensure challenges of any nature are confronted. This was underscored recently when Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, addressed stakeholders at a meeting at Warrens Office Complex that released findings on an Employers Survey, undertaken …

PM Mottley Meets With IDB President

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley outlines the details of her meeting with President of the IDB, Luis Alberto Moreno and his team today at Government Headquarters. Pictured (from left to right) are: Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Ryan Straughan; Barbados representative for the IDB, Juan Carlos De La Hoz Vinas; General Manager, Country Department Caribbean Group, IDB, Therese Turner-Jones; …

Employers Survey Findings To Be Released

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The findings of a survey undertaken in conjunction with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will be released next week by the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations. Known as the Employers Survey and conducted under the Skills-For-The-Future (SFTF) Programme, its findings will be presented on Thursday, June 28, by Principal Senior Consultant Brenda Wedge from MRSB Consulting Services Inc., …

PM Mottley To Meet With IDB President

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Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley will meet next week with President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno. Ms. Mottley disclosed that Mr. Moreno would be coming to Barbados for the talks next Wednesday. She made the disclosure today at Government Headquarters during a press briefing to discuss her recent meeting with the International Monetary Fund’s Managing Director, Christine …