AG & NIS Chairman Clear Air On Fund

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Investments in Government projects from the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) are not a “free pass”. Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, made this clear as he sought to set the record straight over the NIS’ investment in the Citizen Security Facilities Project which involves the restoration and construction of police stations across the island. “The NIS receives a significant return on investment …

Sickness Claims A Drain On Economy

Julie Carrington banner, Top Stories

Government is paying out a staggering $38.1 million annually based on the approved sickness claims by the National Insurance Department. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this revelation recently while addressing the opening ceremony for Occupational Safety and Health Week at the Accra Beach Resort and Spa. The Minister said though …

NIS – A Social Security Lifeline

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has reiterated her confidence in the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and its comprehensive package of benefits. She heaped accolades on the National Insurance Department (NID) recently, during its gala and awards ceremony held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Senator Byer Suckoo said she is reminded …

Review Of Proposals To Amend ERA

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Over the next few days, tripartite partners will undertake a review of proposals for amending the Employment Rights Act (ERA) to dispel the notion that the Act was one-sided in favour of employees. Minister of Labour and Social Security, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this announcement last weekend while delivering the opening remarks at the National Insurance Scheme’s gala …

Strategic Plan For Insurance Scheme

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Although the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) has made significant strides in its five decades of existence, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has suggested that a strategic plan is needed to guide its future development. Addressing the 28th CARICOM Heads of Social Security Meeting at Crane Resort on Wednesday, Senator Byer Suckoo …

Public Demanding More From NIS

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Present and past employees, as well as boards of management of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), have come in for high praise from the Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, for their role in building up the institution for the last five decades. She gave the public commendation yesterday while addressing participants …

Byer Suckoo: Stop Abusing NIS Benefits

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is reminding the Barbadian work force that there is no such thing as an entitlement to 26 weeks’ unemployment benefit. Addressing stakeholders attending the breakfast meeting to sensitise stakeholders about the proposed transition from the National Employment Bureau (NEB) to the Barbados Employment and Career Counselling …

All On Stream For Civic Centre

Theresa Blackman banner, Top Stories

Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, Adriel Brathwaite (second from left) and officials touring the civic centre being constructed in Cane Garden, St. Thomas today. (C.Pitt/BGIS) If all goes well, the Civic Centre being constructed in Cane Garden, St. Thomas, should be completed by the end of September this year. That is according to Director of the National Insurance …

Labour Minister Calls For A Sickness Claims Review

Malissa Brathwaite Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, believes the time has come to reform sickness benefits in Barbados. She made this recommendation recently during a courtesy call with President of the Barbados Association of Medical Practitioners (BAMP), Dr. Abdon DaSilva; and Director of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS), Ian Carrington, at her Warrens …