Agriculture Key To A Nation’s Development

Sheena Forde Top Stories

Agriculture plays a key role in the development and prosperity of a country by helping to alleviate poverty and achieve food security. This view was shared by Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Indar Weir, as he addressed an Accountability Seminar hosted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) today at his Ministry in Graeme Hall. Mr. Weir …

Court Closure For Training Workshop

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are asked to note that the Supreme Court and Magistrates’ Courts will be closed on Monday, June 18, and Tuesday, June 19, to allow the judiciary, prosecutors and attorneys to attend a training seminar on the Law of Evidence. However, the District “A” Magistrates’ Court will continue to hear new charge sheets during this period, while …

CAIPO To Host Seminar Tomorrow At Baobab

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO), in association with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will host a seminar on the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) for attorneys-at-law and patent agents, as well as staff in the Ministry of International Business and Industry, tomorrow, Thursday, May 31. It will be held at Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael. A key …

Learn Skills To Grow Your Own Food

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Barbadians have been urged to equip themselves with requisite skills and knowledge for growing their own food. This was the key message sent by Director of the Rural Development Commission, (RDC) Randolph Outram, to over 20 participants who attended that organisation’s Grow What You Eat seminar, in the RDC’s Training Room, Bridge Street. At the event entitled Selecting the Best …

Grow What You Eat Seminar April 18

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

As part of its efforts to encourage Barbadians to grow and eat what is produced on their own land, the Rural Development Commission (RDC) will be conducting its first ever Grow What You Eat Seminar on Wednesday, April 18. Entitled: Selecting the Best Crops for Your Environment, the free seminar targets all rural households with an interest in growing produce. …

Late Opening Reminder For Employers

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Although the revised Shops Act 2015 makes provisions for shop owners to open Monday to Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., proprietors are reminded that if they want to open their establishments after 11:00 p.m., they must apply to the Chief Labour Officer (CLO) for a certificate. Labour Officer, Khama Salankey-Burke, made this point clear recently during her presentation …

Seminar For AC & Refrigeration Technicians

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Refrigeration and air conditioning service technicians are invited to attend a free technical seminar entitled ‘The RAC Industry: Refrigeration and Air Conditioning System Design Considerations in the Face of a Changing Environment’. It is being held by the Ministry of the Environment and Drainage, in collaboration with the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) Association of Barbados, on Friday, January 12, …

Draft PDP Nearing Completion

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Barbados is closer to having an amended Physical Development Plan (PDP), with the draft document already being submitted to the Minister with responsibility for Town Planning. Senior Town Planner, Rudy Headley, said advertisements would soon be published and persons with objections or representations would have an opportunity to submit them in writing. He explained that then a Commissioner would be …

NDU Health Seminar This Thursday

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The National Disabilities Unit will be hosting a seminar entitled Mobilize, Embrace and Empower (MEE) – Promoting Wellness: Taking Care of your Health this Thursday, October 12. It will be held at the Parkinson Resource Centre, Pine, St. Michael, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The seminar seeks to educate persons about Glaucoma, Dementia/Alzheimer’s, mental health and other non-communicable diseases. …

Student Seminar Next Thursday

bgis Notice

Parents and guardians of students entering fifth form at the Springer Memorial School are advised that a Student Seminar will take place on Thursday, September 7 and Friday, September 8 at the school, Government Hill, St. Michael. The seminar begins at 8:30 a.m. on both days. Students are asked to wear their school uniform and bring notebooks and pens. See …