Byer Suckoo: Stop Abusing NIS Benefits

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is reminding the Barbadian work force that there is no such thing as an entitlement to 26 weeks’ unemployment benefit. Addressing stakeholders attending the breakfast meeting to sensitise stakeholders about the proposed transition from the National Employment Bureau (NEB) to the Barbados Employment and Career Counselling …

Labour Minister Seeking Central NEB Location

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is committed to finding a more central location for the offices of the National Employment Bureau (NEB) to cut down on the commute for unemployed persons. She gave this assurance recently while addressing a breakfast meeting at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre for stakeholders to sensitise …

Labour Minister: Keep Updating Skills

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is urging Barbadians to constantly find ways to upgrade and improve their skills. She recently made these comments while delivering the feature address at the Small Business Association’s (SBA) graduation ceremony for its entrepreneurial training programme held at the Grand Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre, under …

HRD Strategy Support Over 100 Projects

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The Barbados Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy has supported more than 100 projects representing areas such as information technology, agriculture, robotics and renewable energy. This was disclosed by Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, at a milestone ceremony to highlight the achievements of the Strategy at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre last Saturday. Dr. Byer Suckoo explained that …

Soft Drinks Tax Vital For Country’s Health

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Despite the various levels of criticism being heaped on the imposed tax on soft drinks, one Government Minister is adamant that such taxes would only redound to the benefit of many Barbadians. Speaking at the launch of Pharma Wellness International Inc’s “Be Brunswick Fit” Campaign on Tuesday at the Maria Holder Diabetes Centre, Labour Minister, Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, said …

May Day Still Relevant To Barbados

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May Day is still very relevant to the social landscape of Barbados. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, emphasised this point yesterday, while speaking at the annual May Day media launch at the Barbados Worker’s Union. While noting that Barbadians were deserving of the long weekend, Dr. Byer Suckoo encouraged persons not to forget the “true meaning” of …

Employers Urged To Invest In Workers

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Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has lauded the management of Ocean Two Resort and Residences for taking the initiative to launch a training centre for its employees. The centre, which was officially approved by the Technical and Vocational Educational and Training (TVET) Council on March 10, 2015, was instituted to enhance the personal and professional skills of …

Strengthening Of Human Capital A Must

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Barbados must focus on building the capacity of its human resource capital, as Government moves towards the implementation of its Green Jobs Initiative and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, expressed this view recently, during a courtesy call from Japan’s Ambassador, Teruhiko Shinada, at the Ministry …

Call For More Women In Politics

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Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has called on more women to get involved in elective politics. She issued the challenge recently while speaking at the Barbados Coalition of Service Industries’ (BCSI) membership meeting and panel discussion, at United Nations House. The event, which was held to mark International Women’s Day, took place under the theme: Throw Like …

Farm Workers Urged To Give Their Best

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Future opportunities for Barbadians to work on the Canadian Farm Labour programme will depend on those employed there maintaining a high standard of work and conduct. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, issued this reminder to a selection of workers recently, during the Local Annual Review Meeting of the Canadian Farm Labour Programme, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford …