Agricultural Sector Needs More Youth

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo has re-iterated the importance of youth involvement in the future viability of the local agriculture sector. She expressed this view recently while addressing the graduation ceremony of the Youth Farm 2016 held under the aegis of the Inter-American Institute on Cooperation in Agriculture, (IICA) in Building …

More Job Prospects For The Disabled

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development is actively looking for avenues to place more members of the disabled community into the workforce. Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, gave this undertaking today while addressing the graduation and awards ceremony for students of the Albert Cecil Graham Development Centre, in the Donald Henry Auditorium, Bethel Methodist …

Training Can Break Poverty Cycle

Julie Carrington Ministry News

Acting Chief Labour Officer, Victor Felix, views training as the impetus to moving persons out of poverty and assisting vulnerable groups to integrate within the society. He expressed this view recently while addressing the closing ceremony of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development’s sign language training programme at the Warrens Office Complex. Mr. Felix pointed out …

Occupational Safety & Health Week

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The provision of a safe and healthy work environment for workers will come under the microscope next week, during the Labour Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Week. Themed: Safe Workplaces are Productive Work Places, the week will run from Sunday, July 2, to Saturday, July 8. The activities will begin with a church service on Sunday, July 2, at Bethel …

HR Development Policy For All

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development will soon be implementing its National Human Resource Development Policy with a key focus on dealing with persons who are “differently able”. Human Resource Development Specialist in the Ministry’s Human Resource Development Strategy Implementation Unit, Orville Lynch, made this announcement recently while addressing the closing ceremony for a sign language …

Workplace Safety & Health Free Seminars

Julie Carrington Ministry News

As part of the activities for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Week, July 2 to 8, the Labour Department will hold a series of free seminars to highlight the importance of maintaining healthy and safe environments. Themed: Safe Work Places are Productive Work Places, the seminars will be held at the Accra Beach Resort and Spa, Rockley, Christ Church, from Monday, …

NEB Praised By Minister Of Labour

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The sterling work of the National Employment Bureau (NEB) in meeting the needs of Barbados’ labour force has come in for high praise from Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo. She lauded the institution today while delivering the feature address at a breakfast meeting to sensitise stakeholders about the proposed transition of …

Cultural & Tourism Surveys Continue

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

The Manpower Research and Statistical Unit (MRSU) of the Ministry of Labour will continue the administration of its Skills for the Future Employer Surveys, until Friday, June 2. The surveys, which seek to gather information on Barbados’ skills gaps and requirements, are being administered throughout the Cultural and Creative Industries until Friday, May 26. Surveys of the tourism industry will …

BVTB Graduates Awarded CVQs

Malissa Brathwaite Ministry News

The Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB) has awarded a number of first-time Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQs) to 186 new graduates. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Yolande Howard, made this disclosure recently, while delivering the feature address at the Board’s Graduation Ceremony, at the Lester Vaughn School. She outlined the newly-certified areas of study as: Food Preparation and Cookery, …

No Pay Difference In Public Service

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

There is no disparity between the salaries of male and female workers across Barbados’ public sector. Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo disclosed this finding yesterday, while speaking at the media launch of the 2016 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Report, at United Nations House. According to data trends from the report’s Human Development Index, it …