See Milestones As Stepping Stones

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Minister of Social Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Byer Suckoo, has imparted sound advice to the 2017 graduating class at the Albert Cecil Graham Development Centre – use your milestones as stepping stones to greatness. She gave this advice while commending the graduates for their well-executed performances during the recent graduation ceremony which was held in …

Agricultural Sector Needs More Youth

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo has re-iterated the importance of youth involvement in the future viability of the local agriculture sector. She expressed this view recently while addressing the graduation ceremony of the Youth Farm 2016 held under the aegis of the Inter-American Institute on Cooperation in Agriculture, (IICA) in Building …

Collaborative Opportunities Welcomed

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is optimistic that discussions on the future of labour and other matters of national interest will continue between the relevant stakeholders. She expressed this hope while addressing the Barbados Employers’ Confederation’s (BEC) 60th Anniversary Awards Ceremony and Dinner at Apes Hill Country Club, Waterhall, St. James. …

Gov’t Committed To Social Partnership

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Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has reiterated Government’s commitment to the tri-partite partnership and its contribution to the consultative process. She made this observation last Saturday, while addressing the Barbados Employers’ Confederation’s (BEC) 60th Anniversary Awards Ceremony and Dinner at Apes Hill Country Club, St. James. Senator Byer Suckoo said social …

Sickness Claims A Drain On Economy

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Government is paying out a staggering $38.1 million annually based on the approved sickness claims by the National Insurance Department. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this revelation recently while addressing the opening ceremony for Occupational Safety and Health Week at the Accra Beach Resort and Spa. The Minister said though …

High Food Import Bill Not Sustainable

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This country’s Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is also calling for an end to the importation of some produce which can be grown here by local farmers. She made this appeal today while addressing the graduation ceremony of the Inter-American Institute on Cooperation in Agriculture’s (IICA) at Building No.2, Harbour Road, …

Skills Training As Important As Academics

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Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is calling for an end to the prevailing thinking that academic qualifications were ‘it’, while technical and vocational education and training (TVET) must continue to take a back seat. She made this observation last Saturday while addressing a press conference to introduce the World Skills Barbados team that would be travelling to …

Gov’t To Finalise Anti-Discrimination Act

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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 …

More Job Prospects For The Disabled

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The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development is actively looking for avenues to place more members of the disabled community into the workforce. Labour Minister, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, gave this undertaking today while addressing the graduation and awards ceremony for students of the Albert Cecil Graham Development Centre, in the Donald Henry Auditorium, Bethel Methodist …

Safe Workplaces Linked To Productivity

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As Government presses ahead in this the Year of Productivity, a minister has reinforced the importance of safe workplaces as the avenue for improved productivity. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this assertion today, while addressing the Ministry’s Occupational Safety and Health Week 2017 Conference at the Accra Beach Hotel. The …