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, …

Minister Lauds Thelma Vaughn Memorial

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Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steven Blackett, has lauded the Thelma Vaughan Memorial Home for its “sterling contribution” to advancing and empowering persons living with disabilities in Barbados. Mr. Blackett was speaking at the opening of the Home’s new Multi-Purpose Administration Building, located at Glebe Land, St. George. He lauded the institution for its service since …

Parents Urged To Use ‘Uplifting Words’

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Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, is urging the nation’s parents and guardians to be “more intentional” with their language, and use uplifting words whenever possible when speaking to children. Mr. Blackett was addressing the National Children’s Service to launch Child Month 2017, at the Abundant Life Assembly, Bank Hall, St. Michael, when he shared …

Register For Community Tech Programme

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

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 …