Agriculture & Fisheries Training On The Cards

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Steps are being taken to devise a strategy to “bridge the gap” between education and training and the agricultural and fisheries sector in Barbados, as a means of stimulating the economy, creating jobs and reducing food imports. This was revealed by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Andrew Gittens as he delivered the …

BADMC Support For Agri-Preneur Graduates

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The Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (BADMC) has allocated lands and will be providing some land preparation skills to graduates of the Youth in Agriculture Programme (YAIP) at no cost. Project Coordinator with the YAIP, Kareem Payne made this announcement recently while addressing the graduation and awards ceremony for the YAIP Programme at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. He …

Bid To Boost Agriculture & Fisheries Sectors

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The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development is conducting a skills needs assessment of the agriculture and fisheries sectors to identify the human resources and training needs to make them more modern and efficient. It is being facilitated by the Ministry of Labour’s Human Resource Development Programme Implementation Unit, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, …

Promoting Safety & Health In The Workplace

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The workplace should be a safe environment where employees can do their jobs without the fear of injury or death. Workplace health and safety procedures are necessary for the well-being of both employers and employees. These sentiments were expressed by the Labour Department’s Health and Safety Officer, Sandy Miller, during a recent interview with the Barbados Government Information Service. Mr. …

BECCS Continues Outreach Programmes

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The Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service, formerly known as the National Employment Bureau, will be holding two outreach programmes for unemployed persons and the youth. The sessions will be held this Friday, March 23, at the Ellerton Resource Centre, St. George, and the Parkinson Resource Centre, The Pine, St. Michael, on Tuesday, March 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 …

Name Change For Employment Bureau April 1st

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The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development has announced that effective Sunday, April 1, the National Employment Bureau will be known as the Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS). Barbados’ only public employment service, the BECCS will operate under the Ministry as a Department and will continue to offer a number of free and enhanced services. …

Explaining The Sexual Harassment Act

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In December 2017, the Employment Sexual Harassment (Prevention) Act 2017 was proclaimed. Under the Act, every employer must ensure that within six months of its commencement, they provide a clearly articulated, written policy statement against sexual harassment in the workplace. Acting Chief Labour Officer (CLO), Victor Felix, explained the provisions in the Act in greater detail, during an interview with …

Labour Relations Seminars On Next Month

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Labour Department will host a number of seminars next month to sensitise the workforce about the importance of maintaining efficient labour management cooperation in organisations. The seminars will be held from Wednesday, February 21, to Friday, February 23, and on Thursday, March 15, at the Labour Department, Warrens Office Complex, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each …

Career Counsellors Undergo NVQ Training

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The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development’s Human Resource Development Unit (HDU) is moving to ensure that those involved in helping the island’s youth make crucial choices about their career prospects are adequately trained. To this end, the Ministry has engaged the services of Profiles Caribbean Inc. to deliver the Level 3 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in …

Labour Department’s Christmas Reminder

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The Labour Department is reminding shop owners and staff, especially in the distributive sector; that there are specific guidelines to be followed for general operations and overtime periods during the Christmas Season. During the month of December, businesses classified as shops under the Shops Act, are usually open for extended periods of time. Shop owners are therefore reminded that while …