Blackett: Community Spirit Is Important

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Tuck band performers from the Haynesville Youth Group on stage at the Sagicor Life Inc. Lighting Ceremony yesterday. (Photo courtesy of Himal Reece) To build a better Barbados with strength and unity, there is a need for Barbadians to work together with strong community spirit at heart. This charge came from Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steven …

Blackett Lauds St. James North Council

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The St. James North Constituency Council is in good hands, says Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett. Speaking at the Council’s awards ceremony and dinner last weekend at the Beach House Restaurant, Holetown, St. James, Mr. Blackett told those gathered that the committee was “extremely proactive” and constantly strived to keep abreast of and respond …

More Exposure For Football Tournament

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The David Thompson Memorial Constituency Council Football Classic is under way and this year the public will not only see the players on the field, but on television and across various social media platforms. Speaking at the launch last weekend at the Usain Bolt Sports Complex, Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, disclosed that players …

St. Bartholomew Centre Reopened

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Senior citizens in St. Bartholomew and surrounding communities in Christ Church can benefit once again from the National Assistance Board’s Seniors’ Recreational Activities programme, following the reopening of the St. Bartholomew Seniors’ Recreational Activities Centre. The programme, first launched in 1990, is now held at 17 centres across Barbados, where seniors participate in the making of soaps, jewellery, soft furnishings, …

Children The Focus Of IIN Meeting

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Representatives from the Organisation of American States (OAS) have gathered in Barbados for the 92nd Meeting of the Directing Council of the Inter-American Children’s Institute, to discuss and develop policies for children and adolescents across the region. Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, welcomed the representatives at the official opening ceremony on Tuesday, at the Lloyd …

David Thompson Classic Starts Sept. 17

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With a worrying restlessness among a number of our youth, the David Thompson Memorial Constituency Council Football Classic is needed now more than ever, says Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett. He was sharing his views this morning while addressing the media launch and team draw for the tournament, in the Conference Room of the Warrens Office Complex. “I must …

Community Programmes Vital For Youth

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With the recent surge of violence particularly among young males, more work must be done to refocus young men and keep them occupied in the community. This is according to Minister of Social Care and Constituency Empowerment, Steven Blackett, who was addressing the closing exercises for the ITs for Teens summer programme, last Friday at the Hilton Barbados Resort. “I …

‘ITS For Teens’ At 15 Resource Centres

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Young people will get the opportunity to enhance their information technology skills as the 2017 edition of the Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development’s ITS for Teens Programme gets under way at 15 resource centres across the island. Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett, made the disclosure recently during a ceremony to rename the Gall Hill Community …

Deeper Partnerships In The Community

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There is a promise from this country’s Minister of Social Care, Steven Blackett, that communities across Barbados will “come alive with a wave of cultural expression” that would see greater partnerships through recreational and cultural activities. He gave this assurance on Monday while addressing a ceremony at which the Gall Hill Community Centre in St. John was renamed the Gall …

Over 50,000 Benefit From IT Training

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Since the start of the Community Technology Programme 15 years ago, approximately 50,000 Barbadians have benefitted from training in Basic and Level II Information Technology. Minister of Social Care Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, made this disclosure yesterday while addressing a ceremony at which the Gall Hill Community Centre in St. John was renamed the Gall Hill Resource …