Young & Old Entertain Prince Charles

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Seniors and the youth were stars of the show at the Soroptimist’s Senior Citizens’ Village yesterday, as they took to the stage to entertain visiting British Royal, the Prince of Wales. Students of the Eden Lodge Primary School performed poetry and song.  In the poem, Island Treasure Barbados, penned by Deighton R. Alleyne, the students had some sound advice for …

Minister Forde: Government To Tackle Poverty

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Government is taking steps to identify the most vulnerable in Barbadian society to ensure that they receive the help they need. Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, made the announcement on Wednesday as she delivered the feature address at the opening of the National Strategic Consultation on the Social Response to Crime in Barbados. Minister Forde told …

Working Group To Craft Recommendations

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A working group has been formed to concretize the recommendations which came out of Wednesday’s National Strategic Consultation on the Social Response to Crime in Barbados. The group, which will be chaired by Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, is expected to complete its work within a month after which the recommendations will be submitted to Cabinet. …

Consultation On Crime Tomorrow

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A National Strategic Consultation on the Social Response to Crime in Barbados comes off at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre tomorrow, Wednesday, February 27, at 10:00 a.m. Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, will deliver the feature address at the meeting, which will bring together relevant public and private sector entities, faith-based communities, service organizations and the …

Men Urged To Step Up & Mentor Youngsters

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Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, today appealed to older men in Barbados to play their part in stemming the tide of violence in some communities by mentoring young people, especially boys. Speaking at the opening of an HIV seminar for men 50 years and older and their sons, hosted by the National Assistance Board at Accra …

Barbadians Told: Now Is The Time To Give Back

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Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, today appealed to Barbadians, and particularly those who rose from humble beginnings, to go back into the communities where they grew up and give back. Speaking at a prayer session at Warrens Office Complex organized to observe the Pause for a Cause initiative, Minister Forde said that the time was now …

Pause For Prayer To Curb Violence

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At midday on Friday, all of Barbados is being invited to pause for one minute to pray for peace in response to the spate of violence currently being experienced. The initiative, which has as its theme Pause for a Cause, is being spearheaded by the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs. Minister in that Ministry, which also has responsibility …

Ministry Investigating Unnatural Death

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The Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs has launched an internal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the unnatural death of a female resident of the Vauxhall Senior Citizens Village, Vauxhall, Christ Church, yesterday evening. Minister with responsibility for Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, today expressed regret for the incident which led to the death of 69-year-old Martha Doyle, who lived …

International Men’s Day Activities Start November 1

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A number of activities are being planned in observance of International Men’s Day. which is being celebrated on Monday, November 19, under the theme: Making a Difference for Men and Boys. Activities to mark the week-long celebrations will kick off on that same Monday with a ManAware Chatter Box Corner at Jubilee Gardens, Bridgetown, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participating …

Minister Challenges Seniors To Go Into Business

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A recommendation has been put forward for a Seniors Business Trust to be established in Barbados. Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, issued the challenge to the National Assistance Board (NAB) this morning, after viewing the quality of exhibits on display by seniors at the Grand Salle, Tom Adams Financial Centre. She was at the time delivering …