Sexual Harassment Bill Debate Soon

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When Parliament resumes from its summer recess, one of the items expected to be on the Order Paper will be the Employment Sexual Harassment Bill. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo expressed optimism of an early debate on the Bill during a recent interview with the Barbados Government Information Service. She said …

Government To Address Tribunal Delays

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Government is committed to resolving the administrative issues that are affecting the smooth functioning of the Employment Rights Tribunal (ERT) and to eliminating the backlog of cases which has been a source of frustration for some members of the public. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo gave this undertaking recently during an …

Insurance Defaulters Urged To Pay Up

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This country’s Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo is urging those private sector entities and self-employed individuals who are indebted to the National Insurance Fund to pay up. She made this appeal last Friday, during a press conference to release the 15th Actuarial Review of the National Insurance Fund, Unemployment Fund and …

No Pension Reform Needed Until 2048

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This island’s Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo is giving the assurance that the National Insurance Fund (NIF) is sound and there is no need for reform at least for the time being. She gave the vote of confidence in the fund last Friday during a press conference to release the 15th …

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, …