Children The Focus Of IIN Meeting

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Representatives from the Organisation of American States (OAS) have gathered in Barbados for the 92nd Meeting of the Directing Council of the Inter-American Children’s Institute, to discuss and develop policies for children and adolescents across the region. Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, welcomed the representatives at the official opening ceremony on Tuesday, at the Lloyd …

Three Graduate Programs Now Available

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The Economic Affairs Division has advised that the public may now apply for three graduate programs being offered by the KDI School of Public Policy and Management in South Korea, which will be taught in English. They are: a Master of Public Management, a Master of Public Policy and a Master of Development Policy. Scholarship benefits for the Master of …

Partial Scholarships For Online Course

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Public officials, civil society representatives, students and other members of the public may now sign up for the online course Sustainable Public Procurement, which will be held from September 12 to November 3. The Organisation of American States is offering 25 scholarships which will cover 88 per cent of the tuition, and selected participants will pay a reduced fee of US$49 …

OAS Scholarship Opportunity

bgis Ministry News

Medium and high-level management professionals of technical and operational areas in telecommunications/ICT organisations now have another opportunity to participate in a development course on Spectrum Management: Using The Latest Generation Tools. It will be delivered online in English from September 23 to October 19, and the OAS will be funding the full tuition cost of the course. For more detailed …

Apply For OAS Short-Term Course

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The Economic Affairs Division has advised that persons can now apply for the short-term professional development course on Spectrum Management: Using the Latest Generation Tools. Applicants should possess a degree and work in spectrum management or a related area. The course will be taught online from September 23 to October 19, 2017. To access the applications for the scholarship, interested …

Apply Now For OAS Scholarship

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Scholarship applications are now available for the Master’s Degree in Project Management, which is being offered by the University of International Cooperation of Costa Rica. The Economic Affairs Division has advised that the 20-month programme, which will commence in September 2017, will be taught in English. For further information, including how to apply and an outline of the scholarship benefits, …

Scholarship Applications For Certificate Programmes

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The Economic Affairs Division has advised that scholarship applications are available for a number of certificate programmes offered by eCornell, the online learning subsidiary of Cornell University. The courses being offered are: Change Leadership, Financial Management, Executive Leadership for Healthcare Professionals, Measuring and Improving Business Performance, Hospitality Management, Strategic Human Resources Leadership and Marketing Strategy. They will be conducted online …

Repeated Violence Of Concern To AG

Theresa Blackman Top Stories

Repeated and senseless violence in Barbados and across the region has been blasted by Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, as “unprecedented”. Speaking this morning at an Anti-Money Laundering Workshop for Judges and Prosecutors at the Radisson Aquatica Resort, Mr. Brathwaite stated that he was convinced more and more that the region as a whole seemed to be “under attack” given the …

OAS Needs Adequately Staffed Culture Dept.

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

Minister of Culture, Stephen Lashley, is concerned that the Organization of American States (OAS) will not be able to adequately assist the region if it does not re-establish “an adequately staffed” department with responsibility for Culture. Mr. Lashley shared this concern as he addressed the OAS’ Showcase of Achievements of Phase 2 of its Cultural Heritage Project, at the Hilton …

Submit Short Stories On Children’s Rights

Sharon Austin Ministry News

(Stock Photo)Young Barbadians have another opportunity to showcase their creativity by writing short stories outlining their vision for the promotion and protection of their rights. The Inter-American Children’s Institute (IIN) of the Organization of American States (OAS) has issued a call for short stories for the publication, Rights Should Not Be a Fairy Tale. Entries will be accepted in two …