Energy Exhibition Opens At UWI

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Government has welcomed the opportunity to benefit from the experiences of Germany in respect of its transition to renewable energy and energy efficiency. Speaking at the opening of the German Energy Transition Travelling Exhibition at the Cave Hill Campus, UWI on Monday, Senator Harcourt Husbands, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, lauded Germany’s record of 85 per cent of …

St. Lucy Primary Schools Going Green

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Half Moon Fort Primary and Selah Primary in St. Lucy are the two most recent primary schools which are trying to bring their energy consumption to zero. This information was disclosed today during official ceremonies at the schools to handover photovoltaic (PV) systems from Barbadian owned green energy company, Future Energy Caribbean Inc., under the Net Zero Energy Project. The …

Primary Schools 100% Solar Powered

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Bayley’s and St. Catherine’s Primary Schools, both in St. Philip, today became the first Government-owned buildings to be powered solely by solar energy. As part of its activities for CARICOM Energy Month, the Division of Energy officially handed over the solar photovoltaic systems during ceremonies at the schools. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Senator Harcourt Husbands, told the …

US Envoy Impressed With BVTB Students

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The students enrolled in the Barbados Vocational Training Board’s (BVTB) Bar and Restaurant Services course have come in for high praise from United States Ambassador to Barbados, Linda Taglialatela. The students showed off their skills last Wednesday as they blended and served a variety of non-alcoholic drinks to Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator …

Students Urged To See ‘A Ganar’ Positives

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Students pursuing programmes under the A Ganar Skills for the Future programme have been told to see the programme and the resources allocated as a gift to be used wisely. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harcourt Husbands, made this assertion today while addressing a brief ceremony to update officials on the progress with …

Husbands: Technology Is Not A Substitute

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Teachers have been told that as valuable and critical as technology is, it cannot replace the preparation and work which they are expected to put into the classroom. This was expressed today by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education,  Senator Harry Husbands, as he thanked Aldas, a newly authorised Apple reseller in the USA, and the Montclair Kimberley Academy, …

B’dos Needs A More Resilient Economy

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Barbados must find a way to build a more resilient economy, so its overall development and the standard of living of its citizens are not at the mercy of the international agencies, or the economic performance of countries. This view was expressed by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, Senator Jepter Ince, today at the Economic …

10th Lecture-Seminar On Friday

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Barbados’ development over the years will come under the microscope when the Economic Affairs Division’s 10th Annual Lecture-Seminar  takes place this Friday, November 18, at the Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael. The theme of the half-day seminar is Barbados’ Development Over the Past 50 Years: Achievements, Challenges and Future Prospects, and it is in recognition of this island’s 50th Anniversary …

Symposium Fits With Government’s Policy

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A symposium on renewable energy sponsored by the Barbados Light and Power Company Ltd. (BL&P) and held collaboratively with the Media Resource Department (MRD) has been described as “fitting well with the National Sustainable Energy Policy of Barbados”. The comments came today as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands, addressed the start …