Assistance For The Disabled On Voting Day

Joy Springer Top Stories

Voters who are blind or otherwise physically incapacitated, who declare they are illiterate, or are mentally challenged, are advised that they may request assistance from the Presiding Officer at their assigned polling station on Voting Day, Thursday, May 24. The blind or physically incapacitated voter must make an oral declaration at the door of the polling station and a written …

Month Of The Disabled Launched

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

“They are not disabled; they are differently abled and very valuable members of society.” This view on Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) was shared by Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, as he delivered remarks recently at a church service at the Calvary Moravian Church to launch the Month of the Disabled. This year’s theme is: …

Disabled Workers In Various Ministries

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Government is continuing to play its part to integrate workers with disabilities into the workforce. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this comment recently, while delivering remarks at the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Association’s Midterm Conference at the Courtyard by Marriott. Stating that scores of these workers are employed …

Supplies Needed For PWDs In Dominica

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The Special Envoy for Persons with Disabilities, Roslyn Hurley, is urging the public to donate items for persons with disabilities in Dominica, who have been affected by Hurricane Maria. The drive, which is being conducted in collaboration with the National Disabilities Unit and the Barbados Council for the Disabled, seeks to gather items tailored for this segment of the affected …

Gov’t To Finalise Anti-Discrimination Act

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Government is in the process of finalising the Anti-discrimination in the Workplace Act to ensure that all persons are treated fairly in the workplace irrespective of their colour, gender or disability. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo made this disclosure recently while addressing the graduation and awards ceremony for the Albert Cecil …

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 …

Critical Legislation Planned For PWDs

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

A draft Bill which will facilitate the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is currently under consideration by Parliament. Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett, was addressing the annual church service to mark the Month of the Disabled when he explained that the Persons with Disabilities Bill seeks to bring even greater comfort for those …