CHAMP To Host Second Lecture

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

Seniors Road Race This Weekend

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Persons aged 49 and over are invited to participate in the National Senior Games 10K Walk and Run Road Race, this Sunday, June 18. It will be held at the National Stadium, Waterford, St. Michael, beginning at 6:00 a.m. Interested persons, who have not registered as yet, may do so on the same day at 5:30 a.m. deirdre.gittens@barbados.gov.bb See also: …

Family Dynamics A Factor In Elder Abuse

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Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, says family dynamics is a “significant contributing factor” to elder abuse, particularly in cases of neglect and financial abuse. The Minister was speaking at the church service to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, under the theme: Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue, …

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 June 2017. 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 the Internet, Introduction …

Activities To Mark Child Month

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As part of the activities to mark Child Month, the Child Care Board (CCB) will hold a T20 cricket match – the Child Care Board vs Entertainers; and the CCB Residential and Office vs. CCB Day Care – on Friday, May 19, at the Dover Playing Field, Christ Church, at 6:30 p.m. The CCB is also inviting the public to …

Call For Nominations For B’town Awards

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Past and present Bridgetown residents are invited to submit nominations for the City of Bridgetown Constituency inaugural awards. There are several award categories. In the area of sport, eligible persons must have excelled in a specific sport, or have been an ambassador for this country at the regional or international levels. The sports categories include Athletics, Basketball, Boxing, Cricket, Dominoes, …