Register For Community Tech Programme

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The Community Development Department is encouraging persons to register for its Community Technology Programme, beginning in May. The free programme, which offers training in various aspects of Microsoft Office 2010, will run for 10 weeks at resource centres across the island. The Level 1 courses for beginners are Introduction to Computers, Introduction to E-mail, Introduction to Internet, Introduction to Windows …

Register For 2017 National Senior Games

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The Department of Constituency Empowerment is inviting all interested persons over the age of 40, to register for this year’s National Senior Games. The Tennis competition will be held from Tuesday, April 18 to Friday, April 28, at the Tennis Centre, Garfield Sobers Sports Complex, Wildey, St. Michael. The preliminaries for Dominoes will begin next Wednesday April 26, and will …

NDU To Hold Sign Language Classes

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The National Disabilities Unit (NDU) will resume Sign Language classes on Tuesday, April 25. Basic Level II classes for adults will be conducted at the Irving Wilson School, The Pine, St. Michael, two evenings per week – Mondays and Wednesdays, or Tuesdays and Thursdays – from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Trainer of Trainers Sign Language course will also be held …

Change In Numbers At NAB

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There has been a change in telephone numbers at several departments of the National Assistance Board. The PBX number is now 535-3131. The Director and Assistant Director may now be reached at 535-1818, and 535-1820, respectively. The new contact numbers for the Vauxhall Senior Citizens’ Village are 535- 1808/09/10, while the Jorris Dunner Elderly Day Care Centre may be reached …

Search Is On For Centenarians

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The National Committee on Ageing (NCOA) is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Barbadians over the age of 99. Persons are asked to call the committee’s office at 228-1320, with the name, address, date of birth and telephone number of these centenarians, or their caregivers. Members of the public may call on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, between 10:00 a.m. and …

250 Families To Benefit From Project

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A US$10 million dollar IDB funded project will benefit two hundred and fifty poverty-stricken Barbadian families. The project, entitled, Strengthening Human and Social Development in Barbados, aims to contribute towards the reduction of extreme poverty and unemployment across the island. During the launch of the initiative last Friday, Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, explained that the programme consists of three components: …

Call To Serve On Constituency Councils

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The Department of Constituency Empowerment is inviting interested persons to sign up to serve on several of the island’s Constituency Councils. The councils are: St. John, St. Lucy, St. James South, St.  Philip North, St. Philip West, Christ Church East, Christ Church East Central, Christ Church West Central, St. George North, St. Michael South, St. Michael South East and City …

Social Care Ministry To Launch Project

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The Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development is preparing to launch a new project which aims to reduce extreme poverty and unemployment in Barbados. Entitled Strengthening Human and Social Development, the project, which is being funded by a US$10 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), seeks to reduce inter-generational poverty in Barbados over a specified five year period. …

Social Care Staff Honoured At Ceremony

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Past and present staff of the Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, have been awarded for their hard work and dedication, at the Ministry’s annual Awards and Retirement Ceremony. At the function, held last Saturday at the Hilton Barbados Resort, Minister Steven Blackett stated that despite financial, human resource and accommodation constraints which affected the various agencies …

New Numbers For Welfare Dept.

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(Stock Image) There has been a change in telephone numbers at the Welfare Department. The PBX is now 535-1000, while the new fax number is 535-1061. Persons may reach the Chief Welfare Officer at 535-1001 and the Deputy Chief Welfare Officer at 535-1002. For the complete list of new numbers at the various government offices across the island, you may …