Upcoming Symposium For PWDs

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The National Disabilities Unit of the Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, will host a symposium for Persons with Disabilities (PWD). It will be held at the Horatio Cooke Auditorium, National Union of Public Workers, Dalkeith, St. Michael, on Monday, April 3, and Tuesday, April 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. daily. The aim of the …

Rehabilitation Programmes Necessary For Ex-Offenders

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Ex-offenders are stigmatised, discriminated against and disadvantaged by their criminal records, and need to be rehabilitated and empowered through biblical and educational teachings. This view was expressed recently by Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steven Blackett, at the closing ceremony of the Prison Fellowship Conference, at the Church of God of Prophecy, Water Street, Christ Church. …

David Thompson Classic Kicks Off This Month

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

The fifth edition of the David Thompson Memorial Constituency Council Football Classic is slated to begin later this month, with an opening ceremony at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex of the University of the West Indies. On Sunday, September 18, at 4:00 p.m., the tournament begins with the first two matches between the St. Michael South Central and St. John …

‘ITs For Teens’ Summer Programme Underway

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

For the seventh consecutive year, the Community Development Department has launched the ‘ITs for Teens’ summer programme, with the assistance of Cable and Wireless Communications through their consumer brand, FLOW. Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, accepted the cheque yesterday from Director of Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Engagement at FLOW, Marilyn Sealy, at his office …

Monitoring And Evaluation Project Under Way

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

A contract has been signed to begin a Monitoring and Evaluation System (MES) project within the Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development. The project, valued at US$120,000, is a collaborative effort between the Government of Barbados and the Organization of American States (OAS). Its aim is to measure and appraise social service programmes and projects delivered by …