Call For An Regional Ferry Service

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett, believes that for a ferry service should be a significant feature throughout the northern and southern Caribbean, as a means of reducing the cost of air and sea travel for business and pleasure. He made this observation recently while addressing a Regional Consultation for an Effective Platform for CARIFORUM French …

AG Foreign Minister Calls For End To Fragmentation

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett has called for an end to fragmented approaches to dealing with regional affairs. He made this appeal today, while addressing a regional consultation for an Effective Platform for CARIFORUM French Caribbean Outermost Regions (FCORS) and British and Dutch Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTS) at the Radisson Aquatica Hotel. The …

Registration Open For 2018 National Senior Games

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

Persons interested in signing up to participate in this year’s National Senior Games can now do so. The annual track meet will run off on Monday, May 21, at the National Stadium, Waterford, St. Michael. Registration forms for the various events are available from the National Sports Council, Blenheim, My Lord’s Hill, St. Michael; The National Assistance Board, Murrell House, …

Month Of The Disabled Launched

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

“They are not disabled; they are differently abled and very valuable members of society.” This view on Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) was shared by Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, as he delivered remarks recently at a church service at the Calvary Moravian Church to launch the Month of the Disabled. This year’s theme is: …

Barbados’ Newest Super Centenarian

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Barbados has a new super centenarian.  She is Louise Thorne, who turned 110 years on Monday, January 1. Mrs. Thorne, who resides at 1st Avenue, Thorne Road, Greens, St. George, celebrated her special milestone with family and friends. The super centenarian is the mother of eight children, two of whom have predeceased her.  She has 22 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and …

Government Establishing National CBRN Plan

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The Ministry of Health is in the process of creating a National CBRN Contingency Plan for Barbados to protect its environment and citizens against Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear (CBRN) hazards. Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett, made this disclosure recently while addressing a three-day VERTIC workshop on National Legislation for the Implementation of CBRN International …

Enhanced Barbados Japan Relations A Plus

Julie Carrington Top Stories

The establishment of a resident Japanese diplomatic presence in Barbados has led to enhanced diplomatic relations between Tokyo and Bridgetown. Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steven Blackett, praised the strong friendship which spanned five decades during a reception in honour of the 84th birthday of the Emperor of Japan, Emperor Akihito, at Accra Beach Resort and Spa …

Plans To Expand CDD’s Programmes

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

The programmes currently being offered by the Community Development Department (CDD) will be expanded. Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, disclosed this today, at the launch this morning of the Community Art Programme Exhibition. He said the CDD would “extend the offerings of this programme to include a number of additional disciplines.” Minister Blackett explained …

Blackett: Violence Hurting Our Young Men

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett, wants to see an end to violence in Barbadian society, especially among young males. Speaking at the launch of International Men’s Day on Monday, Mr. Blackett stated that the increasing incidence of gun play in the island was a reminder that “all is not well among some of our young men”. “We as a …

Salvation Army Kettle Appeal Gets Going

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

The provision of social services is no easy task as it requires dedication, commitment and collaboration by the government, the church, civil society and other non-governmental organisations. This is according to Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett, who was speaking earlier today at the launch of the Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Appeal. The Minister praised the Salvation Army for its …