Barbados Joins Initiative Against Child Labour

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Barbados is the ninth CARICOM country to join the Regional Initiative, Latin and America and the Caribbean Free of Child Labour. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource, Senator Dr. Esther Byer-Suckoo, handed over the signed agreement to International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Regional Director of the Americas and Caribbean, José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, in the margins of the Organization of …

Senator Byer Suckoo Praises Labour Organisations

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All of the achievements Barbados has made in labour throughout the region would not have been possible without the assistance of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Byer Suckoo, publicly praised the work of those organisations during the inaugural session of the 20th …

Youth Unemployment Still High In Region

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is hoping for concrete solutions to tackle the high incidence of youth unemployment. She made this comment recently, while addressing the Organization of American States’ Forum – Towards Concrete Solutions for Addressing Youth Unemployment in the Caribbean – at UN House. The Minister told her audience …

Employment Bureau Rebranding Coming Soon

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In order to better serve the needs of job seekers, the National Employment Bureau (NEB) will soon be rebranded. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this disclosure as she addressed the NEEX Leaders’ Forum held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre yesterday. Senator Byer Suckoo explained that the NEB would be …

Labour Ministers Conference Next Week

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The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, in collaboration with the Organization of American States (OAS), will host the 20th Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour next week. Approximately 200 delegates from 35 OAS member states, including 34 Ministers of Labour and officials from the World Bank and the International Labour Organisation, are expected to be in …

BVTB Playing Critical Role In Country

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This island’s Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has underscored the critical work of the Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB) in preparing the youth for emerging areas of employment as identified by Government. Senator Dr. Byer Suckoo expressed her views recently during the BVTB’s Graduation Ceremony 2017 at the Lester Vaughan School. She identified some of those areas …

Minister Proud Of World Skills Participants

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has praised the efforts of those who participated in the World Skills Barbados competition in Abu Dhabi in September. She heaped accolades on their achievements last Friday during a presentation ceremony and media briefing at the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Council’s (TVET) headquarters, Hastings, …

Farm Labour Programme Holding Its Own

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The future viability of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Programme in light of recent changes by the Canadian government will be high on the agenda, when local and regional government officials and Canadian seasonal farm labour employers meet over the next few days. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, gave this assurance during …

BVTB Graduation Ceremony On Saturday

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Scores of Barbadians will be presented with their certificates and scrolls during the Barbados Vocational Training Board’s (BVTB) graduation ceremony this Saturday, November 18, at the Lester Vaughan School. The ceremony will get under way at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the School Hall, at Cane Garden, St. Thomas. The feature address will be delivered by Minister of …

Minister Clears Air On Migrant Labour

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The Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has sought to set the record straight on the policy articulated for migrant workers when working in Barbados. The Minister’s comments came in response to the Hot Topic column which appeared in the Friday, October 27, edition of the Weekend Nation. Senator Dr. Byer Suckoo …