White Paper To Inform NGO Legislation

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Government is now in possession of a White Paper that will inform the framing of legislation to regulate the operations of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Barbados. Dubbed A Call For NGO Legislation In Barbados, it was handed over, in a brief ceremony, to Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, at the Warrens Office Complex. In expressing appreciation …

Tougher Laws Coming For Litter Bugs

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Government’s move to ban petro-based plastics in favour of the more natural bio-based plastic should not be seen as an excuse for persons to litter. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, made this clear recently, as he sounded the warning that legislation would be coming to deal with litterbugs, persons who keep their general surroundings untidy, …

Barbados Protecting Its Reputation Against Crime

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Government is seeking to bolster existing legislation in an effort to safeguard Barbados’ reputation against the damaging effects criminal activity can have on the country’s stability and confidence of investors. Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Attorney General, Yvette Goddard, made this disclosure recently, during a Mutual Legal Assistance Practitioners’ workshop at Courtyard by the Marriott. She explained that …

Praise For Local Consumer Protection Legislation

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The Consumer Guarantees Act (CGA) is one of the most ground-breaking pieces of legislation for protecting consumers on the island, and, if used in collaboration with other legislation, can offer further protection in the digital environment. This was intimated last Thursday as Attorney-at-law and Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Ayana Young Marshall, shared her views during the …

Legislation Soon To Protect The Disabled

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The Ministry of Social Care is in the process of enacting legislation to protect the disabled community in this country and a draft Bill was now before the Chief Parliamentary Counsel. In her address on Thursday at the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados’ Midterm Delegates’ Conference at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Minister of Labour, Senator …

Critical Legislation Planned For PWDs

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A draft Bill which will facilitate the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is currently under consideration by Parliament. Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett, was addressing the annual church service to mark the Month of the Disabled when he explained that the Persons with Disabilities Bill seeks to bring even greater comfort for those …

Greater Enforcement Of Dog Legislation

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The Ministry of Health is committed to strengthening public education and the enforcement of legislation related to the ownership and care of dogs. Health Minister John Boyce, at a press conference held at the Ministry on Wednesday, expressed condolences, on behalf of the Ministry, to the family of Verona Gibson, who died last Saturday after being attacked by a pack …