Blackett: Take Senior Athletes Seriously

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Minister with responsibility for Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, has assured Barbados’s senior athletes that his Ministry takes them seriously. Mr. Blackett made this assertion last evening while addressing the Presentation of Awards and Trophies Ceremony for the 2017 National Senior Games. “I know that some of our senior athletes get a little offended when we …

Community Technology At Baywoods

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Residents of the Baywoods, St. James community now stand to benefit from the Community Technology Programme, hosted by the Community Development Department. The Baywoods Community Centre was recently refurbished and outfitted with a new computer lab to offer the programme. At the opening ceremony yesterday, Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steven Blackett, explained that the centre …

Social Care Minister Lauds Local Charity

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Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, has lauded the Robinson Smiles and Hope Inc., for the “tremendous relief” they continue to provide for vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the USA and the Caribbean. Speaking at the organisation’s annual All White Charity Soirée at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, Mr. Blackett explained that while adults …

Lancaster House Officially Opens

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Lancaster House will bridge the gap between impending homelessness and the ability to secure a permanent housing solution for dislocated persons. Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, shared this view today at the opening ceremony for the Lancaster, St. James, site. The ceremony coincided with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which falls on June 15 …

Family Dynamics A Factor In Elder Abuse

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Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, says family dynamics is a “significant contributing factor” to elder abuse, particularly in cases of neglect and financial abuse. The Minister was speaking at the church service to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, under the theme: Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue, …

Bridgetown Council Lauded For Outreach

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Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, has lauded the City of Bridgetown Constituency Council for a “job well done” despite the many social ills the Council battles each day. Mr. Blackett was delivering the feature address at the Council’s Stars of the City Inaugural Awards Ceremony and Dinner, held recently at the Grille Restaurant, Hilton …

St. James South’s Awards Ceremony

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Thirty-five persons who have done outstanding work in the St. James South constituency will be honored this weekend at an award ceremony entitled: The Spirit of St. James South. The ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 21, at Bagatelle Great House, Bagatelle, St. Thomas, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The awards will be presented in several categories: sports, community …

Ag. Foreign Minister Meets Israeli Envoy

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The “pressing issue” of water management was at the fore during a recent courtesy call with Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Steve Blackett, and Ambassador of the State of Israel, Mordehai Amihai Bivas. Mr. Bivas said the issue not only affects Barbados but the Caribbean region on a whole, and comes on the heels of ongoing planning …

Minister Lauds Thelma Vaughn Memorial

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Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steven Blackett, has lauded the Thelma Vaughan Memorial Home for its “sterling contribution” to advancing and empowering persons living with disabilities in Barbados. Mr. Blackett was speaking at the opening of the Home’s new Multi-Purpose Administration Building, located at Glebe Land, St. George. He lauded the institution for its service since …

Parents Urged To Use ‘Uplifting Words’

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Minister of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development, Steve Blackett, is urging the nation’s parents and guardians to be “more intentional” with their language, and use uplifting words whenever possible when speaking to children. Mr. Blackett was addressing the National Children’s Service to launch Child Month 2017, at the Abundant Life Assembly, Bank Hall, St. Michael, when he shared …