Health Extravaganza A Success

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Care, Janet Phillips, has labelled the Health Extravaganza put on by her Ministry last Friday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, as a success. The senior government official expressed her pleasure at the number of persons who attended the event, stating that it had exceeded what she had anticipated, estimating that there were …

Seniors Health Extravaganza This Friday

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

If the Ministry of Social Care has its way, every aging person in Barbados will do so actively and healthily. This was the sentiment expressed by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Care, Janet Phillips who was speaking about a health extravaganza, the latest initiative coming out of that Ministry to address maintaining a healthy lifestyle as persons age. …

Football Finals This Weekend

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

Football enthusiasts will get the opportunity to see the best teams which participated in the David Thompson Memorial Constituency Council Football Classic when the finals are played this weekend. The finals will take place on Sunday, December 10, at the Kensington Oval, and will feature the St. Michael West and St. Thomas football teams which are vying for third and …

Continued Support For Senior Athletes

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Janet Phillips, has pledged her Ministry’s commitment to ensuring that Barbados is represented at next year’s Huntsman World Senior Games. Speaking at a reception on Wednesday for the final set of athletes who recently returned from Utah, where the games were held, Permanent Secretary Phillips stated that …

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

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

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 …