BVTB Graduation Ceremony On Saturday

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Scores of Barbadians will be presented with their certificates and scrolls during the Barbados Vocational Training Board’s (BVTB) graduation ceremony this Saturday, November 18, at the Lester Vaughan School. The ceremony will get under way at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in the School Hall, at Cane Garden, St. Thomas. The feature address will be delivered by Minister of …

All’s Set For Sir Clifford’s Burial

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Plans are progressing well for the State Funeral for this island’s longest serving Governor General, Sir Clifford Husbands, which will be held this Friday, November 3. Following a dress rehearsal today at St. Lucy’s Parish Church, Minister with responsibility for coordinating the State Funeral, Senator Dr. Byer Suckoo, told the media that the “dry run” was necessary to ensure that …

Spain Eager To Work With Barbados

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Barbados is eager to negotiate a Bilateral Investment Treaty with Spain. This was communicated to Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain, Javier María Carbajosa Sanchez, during a recent courtesy call with Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, in the Committee Room at Parliament. Ambassador Carbajosa shared similar sentiments and told the Acting Minister …

Minister Clears Air On Migrant Labour

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The Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has sought to set the record straight on the policy articulated for migrant workers when working in Barbados. The Minister’s comments came in response to the Hot Topic column which appeared in the Friday, October 27, edition of the Weekend Nation. Senator Dr. Byer Suckoo …

Plans Under Way For State Funeral

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Governor General of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sir Frederick Ballantyne, will be among the specially-invited guests expected to attend the State Funeral of former Governor General, Sir Clifford Husbands, next Friday, November 3. Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, made this disclosure today during a press conference at Government Headquarters. Senator …

Italy Interested In Fashion Industry

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Italy is interested in working with Barbados in the fashion industry. This was disclosed recently by Italy’s special envoy to the Caribbean, Paolo Serpi, during a visit to Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, at her office in the Warrens Office Complex. Mr. Serpi also disclosed that at present over 1000 businesses in …

Byer Suckoo: Pay Attention To Soft Skills

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Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, has stressed the importance of adopting good soft skills, an area which employers are paying closer attention to during the hiring process. Speaking during the 2017 edition of the World of Work Showcase at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre today, Senator Dr. Byer Suckoo told the large gathering of students that the …

Protocol On Migrant Labour Established

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In some countries, there are some jobs that will never be filled by residents and the situation is no different in Barbados. When this happens, employers are forced to turn to migrant labour to fill the void. During a recent interview with the Barbados Government Information Service, Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer …

Disabled Workers In Various Ministries

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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 …

PWDs Have A Right To Decent Work

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Despite the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) long-held view that the disabled community has equal rights to decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity, Minister of Labour, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, laments that many are still unable to make a decent living. She made this observation recently while addressing the Congress of Trade Unions …