Government’s Strategic Objectives Outlined

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Government does not only see education and skills as critical to the transformation of society and individuals, but the ownership of capital. This was stressed today by Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, as he addressed the UWI-Private Sector Consultation on Entrepreneurship and Industry Partnerships at the 3Ws Oval, Cave Hill, St. Michael. The minister was speaking …

Sutherland: We Need To Engage At-Risk Males

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, is making a plea for at-risk youth, especially males, to be given the necessary assistance to become entrepreneurs. Addressing the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus and PitchIt Caribbean, he shared the view that entrepreneurship in the region must …

Entrepreneurship Linked To Economic Development

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

If the region is to experience a trajectory of sustainable economic growth, urgent attention must be paid to promoting entrepreneurship as a catalyst for regional economic development. Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, underscored this today, as he addressed the signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding between The University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill …

Government’s Debt Restructuring Programme Key

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley has emphasized the importance of the recently negotiated debt restructuring programme, saying it has saved the country in a number of ways. Ms. Mottley made the comments last evening when members of staff and students of the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, had “A Conversation with the Prime Minister”, in Lecture Theatre …

Upcoming Projects Will Produce Jobs

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Some displaced public workers should find employment in a number of upcoming projects. Word of this has come from Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who said $100 million in road works would be executed as a result of loans from the Caribbean Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and CAF. She listed some of the other projects as a $900 million …

Community Outreach Central To People Empowerment

Joy Springer Top Stories

Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, has stressed the importance of community outreach, as her Ministry seeks to tackle issues such as domestic violence, poverty alleviation and elder abuse. Speaking during a courtesy call by Principal and Pro Vice Chancellor of the Cave Hill Campus, University of the West Indies, Professor Eudine Barriteau, on Wednesday, Minister Forde …

Barbados Home To Biosecurity Studies Centre

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Barbados will be home to the Caribbean’s Centre for Biosecurity Studies, which will be housed at the University of the West Indies’ (UWI) Cave Hill Campus. This was revealed during Thursday’s opening ceremony of the Caribbean’s inaugural Biosecurity Symposium held under the theme: Building Resilience to Biosecurity Threats in the Caribbean at the Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination. Attorney …

A Call To Join Community Service Programme

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Government is set to initiate a programme at The University of the West Indies (UWI) that will, from this year, require Barbadian undergraduate students to give their services to the community. This comes against the backdrop of recent announcements by Government, in its budgetary proposal, that it would absorb the full cost of tuition fees for students attending the campus, …

Free Tuition For UWI, BCC & Erdiston Students

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

From September, this year, students pursuing full-time or part-time undergraduate programmes at the University of the West Indies, the Barbados Community College and the Erdiston Teachers’ Training College will have their tuition fees paid by the Government of Barbados. Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT), Santia Bradshaw, made the announcement via a Ministerial Statement yesterday, in the House …

Education Minister Meets With Chinese Envoy

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training and the People’s Republic of China are pleased with the progress of the Hope Agricultural Training Institute at Hope Plantation, St. Lucy. Minister of Education, Santia Bradshaw, and Ambassador Yan Xiusheng during a recent courtesy call both expressed their satisfaction with the project, which is currently under construction. The objective of the …