All Set For 2018 National Senior Games

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

Everything is in place to ensure the smooth running of the 17th annual National Senior Games when it comes off on Monday, May 21, at the National Stadium in Waterford, St. Michael. This assurance came from Chairman of the organising committee of the annual event, Mac Fingall, at a recent meeting of participants of this year’s games. Mr. Fingall, who …

Constituency Councils To Host Classes

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

A number of classes will be held this month for persons living in Christ Church and The City of Bridgetown. This is because the Constituency Councils in those areas will host self-improvement training courses for residents who are unemployed or desirous of learning new skills. In The City of Bridgetown, classes will be held in the areas of Nail Technology, …

Beauty Products & Soap Making Open Day

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Community Development Department will host a Beauty Products and Soap Making Open Day on Monday, April 23, at the Speightstown Resource Centre, Major Walk, Speightstown, St. Peter, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The items on display will be the work of students and will include a range of 100 percent Bajan-made natural soaps and other skin care products …

Registration Open For 2018 National Senior Games

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

Persons interested in signing up to participate in this year’s National Senior Games can now do so. The annual track meet will run off on Monday, May 21, at the National Stadium, Waterford, St. Michael. Registration forms for the various events are available from the National Sports Council, Blenheim, My Lord’s Hill, St. Michael; The National Assistance Board, Murrell House, …

Programmes For St. James South Youth

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

Some 35 young people aged nine to 29 are expected to benefit from a new initiative launched by the St. James South Constituency Council. Council member and Youth Commissioner for the area, Peter Skeete, explained that three-month programmes would be offered in cricket training, the continuation of the drumming programme and a Basic Cooking course. With regard to the cooking …

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 …