Student Involvement In Agriculture Important

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The involvement of children in agriculture, and particularly the Rural Development Commission’s (RDC) Grow What You Eat programme, has the potential to change the economic situation on the island. This was emphasised recently by Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development, Denis Kellman, as he toured Ellerton Primary, in St. George, one of six schools in a related pilot project …

Growing Food An Investment In Food Security

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

If householders grow the food they want to eat, this would help to reduce their supermarket bills and the island’s food imports. This view was expressed today by Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development, Denis Kellman, as he delivered remarks at the start of the lunch time lecture held by the Rural Development Commission (RDC) in Queens Park and …

Land Registry Looking To The Future

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The Land Registry Department has been firmly planted in Barbadian society. This was underscored recently by Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development, Denis Kellman, as he addressed a tree planting ceremony to commemorate 30 years of its operations on the island. Following the planting of a tree at the Warren’s Office Complex, where the department is located, Mr. Kellman …

Use Land Spaces For Local Food Production

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Though satisfied with the involvement of youth in this year’s Agrofest, Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development, Denis Kellman, wants to see more utilisation of the land area around the island as spaces for food production. Speaking following a tour of the event at Queen’s Park, yesterday, Minister Kellman told media representatives, accompanying him and officials from the Rural …

Tree Planting For Land Registry’s 30th Anniversary

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

As part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the Land Registry Department, there will be a tree planting ceremony next week on the compound of the Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, where the department is located. The event, which will see two trees planted, takes place on Friday February 23, at 10:00 a.m. Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural …

Land Registry A Top Revenue Earner

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Barbados’ Land Registry Department is a top revenue earner and one of the island’s most efficient departments in the public sector. This was pointed out last Sunday by Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development, Denis Kellman, as he briefly addressed a church service at Abundant Life Assembly, Bank Hall, to commemorate the department’s 30 years of operation. “The Land …

AG & NIS Chairman Clear Air On Fund

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Investments in Government projects from the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) are not a “free pass”. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, made this clear as he sought to set the record straight over the NIS’ investment in the Citizen Security Facilities Project which involves the restoration and construction of police stations across the island. “The NIS receives a significant return on investment …

Pay Careful Attention To Climate Change

Joy Springer Top Stories

Barbados’ Minister of Housing, Denis Kellman, in an address today to the United Nations General Assembly stressed the need to pay careful attention to the impacts of climate change when planning for the implementation of the New Urban Agenda. Speaking at a high-level meeting on The Effective Implementation of the New Urban Agenda, Mr. Kellman commiserated with the people of …

NHC Understands Value Of Productivity

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The first in a series of seminars on productivity for staff at the National Housing Corporation (NHC) got under way today with Housing Minister, Denis Kellman, acknowledging that the NHC understood the importance of embracing concepts and attitudes of productivity and would continue to do so. Speaking at the Baobab Tower, where the nine seminars will be held in May …

Kellman: RDC Has Played A Vital Role

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

The last two decades has seen an evolution taking place in rural communities of Barbados, thanks to the existence of the Rural Development Commission (RDC). Minister of Housing, Lands and Rural Development, Denis Kellman, expressed this view recently, as he lauded staff of the RDC during their 20thAnniversary Luncheon and Awards Ceremony at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile …