Gov’t Creating Environment For Young People

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Government is playing its part in creating an environment that is conducive to the development, empowerment and prosperity of this nation’s young people. This assertion came today from Minister of Labour, Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, as she addressed the May Day 2018 Launch, at the Barbados Workers’ Union, Solidarity House, St. Michael. Dr. Byer Suckoo stressed that the various ministries …

Revitalised Agriculture Sector Key To Recovery

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has proffered the view that the island’s future economic recovery is hinged on revitalised and strategically developed agriculture and fisheries sectors, operating to international standards. She made the suggestion while addressing a stakeholder consultation for the Skills Needs Assessment for Agriculture and Fisheries sectors at Savannah …

Zero Tolerance To Violence In Schools

Sharon Austin Top Stories

This island’s Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, supports the call for zero tolerance to violence in schools. She voiced her support today, when she delivered the feature address at the Barbados Union of Teachers’ 44th Annual General Conference, at Almond Bay Conference Centre, Hastings, Christ Church. Dr. Byer Suckoo told her audience: “We have a vested interest …

Labour Minister Praises Social Partnership

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, believes this island’s Social Partnership agreement has served Barbados well, and is encouraging social partners to share the Barbados story. She praised the agreement, which, according to her, has stood the test of time, during the Barbados Employers’ Confederation Social Dialogue session at the Courtyard by …

TVET National Policy To Be Revised

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council will soon revisit its more than a decade old national policy. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this disclosure in an address at the launch of the World Skills Barbados 2018 competition at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI), today. …

Employers Working To Meet June 15 Deadline

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Workplaces are working assiduously to meet the stipulated June 15 deadline to have their sexual harassment policies in place. This was disclosed by Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, as she addressed the final Labour Management Relations Seminar at the Warrens Office Complex, recently. The Minister told the audience that the Employment …

Senator Byer Suckoo Sends ERT Warning

Julie Carrington Top Stories

This country’s Minister of Labour will not be tolerating any undue delays in cases brought before the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT) and has warned employers to turn up when called to sittings or their case will proceed in their absence. Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo made this clear today while addressing the Labour Department’s Labour Management Relations Seminar at the …

Strive To Do Better At Implementation

Julie Carrington Top Stories

If an objective assessment of Barbados’ future from an economic and social standpoint is carried out, there were some areas that needed to be addressed as a matter of urgency. Minister of Labour and Social Security, Senator Dr. Esther Suckoo, made this assertion on Tuesday while delivering opening remarks on day two of the Week of Excellence at the Barbados …

June 15 Deadline For Sexual Harassment Policies

Nya Phillips Top Stories

Employers are being reminded that they have until June 15 to have their Sexual Harassment policies in place, as required under the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Act. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resources Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, pointed this out during her recent address at a Site Safety Workshop, held by the Barbados Contractors’ Association and …

CVQ Graduates Urged To Use Training Well

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Although Government is committed to expanding some of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) programmes beyond Level 2, this country’s Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is urging graduates to make good customer service a part of their lifestyles. She offered this advice today while addressing Ocean Two Resort and Residences’ CVQ Level 2 graduation ceremony at the hotel’s …