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

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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 …

CMU To Hold Graduation Ceremony

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Competency-Based Training Fund Management Unit (CMU), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and the Inter-American Development Bank will be hosting its third graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 20 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Over 1,000 Barbadians have successfully completed certification in National and Caribbean …

Government & IDB Sign Tourism Industry Loan

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Government has signed a US$20 million loan with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for a National Tourism Program, which is expected to give Barbados’ tourism industry a necessary fillip. Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, and Chief of Operations at the IDB, Francisco Javier Urra, signed the document last Friday, at Government Headquarters. The Program, which will be implemented over a …

Ministry Mourns Passing Of Late Economist

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Permanent Secretary in the Economic Affairs Division, Seibert Frederick, has described the late economist Charlie Skeete as always being “quite willing to offer advice and to propose recommendations to policymakers”. Mr. Frederick made the comments, while expressing condolences to Mr. Skeete’s family as they mourn his passing. Mr. Skeete, who was a former Senior Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank …

IDB Mission In Barbados This Week

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Government’s Skills for the Future Programme (SFTF) will come under scrutiny when officials from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) attend an Administrative Mission from Monday, December 4 to Friday, December 8, to assess its progress. The mission, which is being executed by the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, is held to review the status of various components of …