Retired UNICEF Rep’s Work Appreciated

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Barbadian school children have benefited greatly from the work of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), thanks in part to retired UNICEF Representative for the Eastern Caribbean Area, Khin-Sandi Lwin. Education Minister, Ronald Jones, intimated this recently as the retired UNICEF Representative paid a farewell call on him at the Elsie Payne Complex. Lauding her near-six-year stint on the island, …

Early Childhood Education Key To Gov’t

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Government remains committed to the development of early childhood education in Barbados, and this is reflected in the various initiatives it continues to put in place. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart reiterated this commitment recently when outgoing UNICEF Representative, Khin-Sandi Lwin, and her successor, Dr. Aloys Kamuragiye, paid him a courtesy call at Ilaro Court. The Prime Minister said: “The demand …

New Plans Ahead For The Child Care Board

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett is awaiting the final report of the Coroner’s inquest into the death of 12-year-old Shemar Weekes, to decide which direction his Ministry should take regarding the Child Care Board. Mr. Blackett made this disclosure on Wednesday during a courtesy call at his Warrens office with the new UNICEF Regional Director, Marita Perceval, and other …

AG: Weak Family Structure Hurting Youth

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite is standing by his position that a weakening family structure is the root cause of problems among the island’s youth. He shared his view with UNICEF Regional Director, Marita Perceval, and other UNICEF officials, during a courtesy call at his Wildey, St. Michael, office this morning. Mr. Brathwaite said that a poor family structure was the …