Senator Byer Suckoo Praises Labour Organisations

Julie Carrington Top Stories

All of the achievements Barbados has made in labour throughout the region would not have been possible without the assistance of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Byer Suckoo, publicly praised the work of those organisations during the inaugural session of the 20th …

Youth Unemployment Still High In Region

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is hoping for concrete solutions to tackle the high incidence of youth unemployment. She made this comment recently, while addressing the Organization of American States’ Forum – Towards Concrete Solutions for Addressing Youth Unemployment in the Caribbean – at UN House. The Minister told her audience …

Labour Ministers Conference Next Week

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, in collaboration with the Organization of American States (OAS), will host the 20th Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour next week. Approximately 200 delegates from 35 OAS member states, including 34 Ministers of Labour and officials from the World Bank and the International Labour Organisation, are expected to be in …

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 …

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, …

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 …