Empowerment Fair On October 28

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development will host an Empowerment Fair on Saturday, October 28, at the Barbados Tourism Investment Inc.’s carpark, Lower Bay Street, St. Michael, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The fair is being held to observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which is recognised annually on October 17. It seeks …

Younger Onset Dementia In Barbados

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Younger onset dementia, which refers to the onset of dementia in persons under 65 years, is presenting in Barbados. This was revealed by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Care, Janet Phillips, on Thursday, as she delivered the feature address at the Barbados Alzheimer’s Association’s seminar, Remember Me, held to observe World Alzheimer’s Day. Ms. Phillips, speaking on behalf …

Legislation Soon To Protect The Disabled

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The Ministry of Social Care is in the process of enacting legislation to protect the disabled community in this country and a draft Bill was now before the Chief Parliamentary Counsel. In her address on Thursday at the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados’ Midterm Delegates’ Conference at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Minister of Labour, Senator …

Registration Open For Two Free Courses

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Residents of the constituency of Christ Church West, who are interested in learning a new skill, are invited to register for Wig Making and Nail Technology courses hosted by the Department of Constituency Empowerment. The sessions, which will run for six and eight weeks respectively, will be held at the Bonnetts Resource Centre, Bonnetts, Brittons Hill, St. Michael. Persons interested …

Registration Open For Child Care Course

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The Community Development Department is inviting interested persons to register for its Childcare and Nursery Management course, beginning in September 2017. It will be held at the Deacons Resource Centre, Deacons Road, St. Michael, and registration forms may be collected and returned to that centre. For further information, interested persons should contact the Community Development Department at 535-1650 or 535-1665, …

CHAMP To Host Second Lecture

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The public is invited to attend the second lecture and discussion hosted by the Community Health Action Management Programme (CHAMP). The focus of this lecture will be: Cancers Affecting Women, and it will be held on Thursday, July 27, at the Ellerton Community Centre, Ellerton, St. George, at 7:00 p.m. Women in attendance will be able to take advantage of free …

CHAMP Hosting Health Activities

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Members of the public are invited to attend the upcoming activities being hosted by the Community Health Action Management Programme (CHAMP). The first event is a lecture and discussion on Cancer and Men, scheduled for Thursday, July 13, at 7:00 p.m., at the Valley Resource Centre, St. George. The lecture will be preceded by free Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA), starting at …

Blackett: Take Senior Athletes Seriously

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Minister with responsibility for Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, has assured Barbados’s senior athletes that his Ministry takes them seriously. Mr. Blackett made this assertion last evening while addressing the Presentation of Awards and Trophies Ceremony for the 2017 National Senior Games. “I know that some of our senior athletes get a little offended when we …

Register For Community Art Programme

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Interested persons are invited to sign up for the Community Development Department’s Community Art Programme, scheduled to begin on Monday, July 10. The classes being offered are Drawing and Illustration, Computer Graphics and Air Brushing, and will each run for six months. Persons may register for Computer Graphics at the Deacons Community Centre, Deacons, St. Michael, by calling 421-8425; and …

Youth Career Extravaganza June 27

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Unemployed persons between the ages of 16 and 30, who are in need of career guidance are invited to attend a Youth Career Extravaganza next Tuesday, June 27. It will take place at the 3Ws Stand, Kensington Oval, Fontabelle, St. Michael, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The event falls under the Strengthening Human and Social Development Project in Barbados …