Energy Exhibition Opens At UWI

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Government has welcomed the opportunity to benefit from the experiences of Germany in respect of its transition to renewable energy and energy efficiency. Speaking at the opening of the German Energy Transition Travelling Exhibition at the Cave Hill Campus, UWI on Monday, Senator Harcourt Husbands, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, lauded Germany’s record of 85 per cent of …

St. Lucy Primary Schools Going Green

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Half Moon Fort Primary and Selah Primary in St. Lucy are the two most recent primary schools which are trying to bring their energy consumption to zero. This information was disclosed today during official ceremonies at the schools to handover photovoltaic (PV) systems from Barbadian owned green energy company, Future Energy Caribbean Inc., under the Net Zero Energy Project. The …

Male Entrepreneurs Come In For Praise

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Several male entrepreneurs recently got the opportunity to show off their skills when the Bureau of Gender Affairs hosted a Symposium and showcase, for men and boys last weekend at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed. Speaking at the launch of the showcase and symposium, the penultimate event on the 2017 International Men’s Day, (IMD) calendar, acting Minister of Culture, Senator …

Primary Schools 100% Solar Powered

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Bayley’s and St. Catherine’s Primary Schools, both in St. Philip, today became the first Government-owned buildings to be powered solely by solar energy. As part of its activities for CARICOM Energy Month, the Division of Energy officially handed over the solar photovoltaic systems during ceremonies at the schools. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Senator Harcourt Husbands, told the …

Students Urged To See ‘A Ganar’ Positives

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Students pursuing programmes under the A Ganar Skills for the Future programme have been told to see the programme and the resources allocated as a gift to be used wisely. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harcourt Husbands, made this assertion today while addressing a brief ceremony to update officials on the progress with …

Occupational Safety & Health In Focus

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The observance of sound occupational safety and health practices in workplaces came into sharp focus, when President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) Graham Parker, paid a courtesy call today on Acting Minister of Labour, Senator Harcourt Husbands. During the meeting, Mr. Parker said his organisation was committed to working with institutions to promote healthier work places; …

Maintenance Of Schools A Concern

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The issue of maintenance at schools has always been of concern to Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harcourt Husbands. Senator Husbands revealed this today while addressing the opening of the Inter-American Development Bank’s XI School Infrastructure Regional Workshop on Learning in 21st Century Schools, at Accra Beach Hotel. While congratulating the IDB on …

Enhanced Cooperation On Training Institute

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First Secretary, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Barbados, Sun Nuzun; Acting Education Minister, Senator Harry Husbands; and Barbados Agricultural Society CEO, James Paul pose with a copy of the MOC at yesterday’s signing ceremony. (E.Walker/MRD) A Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) signed today between the Ministry of Education and the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS) is a step towards …