Assistance For The Disabled On Voting Day

Joy Springer Top Stories

Voters who are blind or otherwise physically incapacitated, who declare they are illiterate, or are mentally challenged, are advised that they may request assistance from the Presiding Officer at their assigned polling station on Voting Day, Thursday, May 24. The blind or physically incapacitated voter must make an oral declaration at the door of the polling station and a written …

PWDs Have A Right To Decent Work

Julie Carrington Top Stories

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 …

Legislation Soon To Protect The Disabled

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The Ministry of Social Care is in the process of enacting legislation to protect the disabled community in this country and a draft Bill was now before the Chief Parliamentary Counsel. In her address on Thursday at the Congress of Trade Unions and Staff Associations of Barbados’ Midterm Delegates’ Conference at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, Minister of Labour, Senator …