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 …

DEM Director To Speak On Disaster Preparedness

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are invited to attend a community talk session on Monster Hurricanes, Tsunamis and Earthquakes, on Saturday, July 21, at the Connell Town Pentecostal House of Prayer, Connell Town, St. Lucy, beginning at 5:00 p.m. This forms part of the Community Talks Disaster Preparedness being hosted by The University of the West Indies (UWI), in collaboration with …

UWI Proposes Law School For Barbados

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

A proposal for Barbados to establish its own law school has been put forward by Principal of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudine Barriteau. She tabled this proposal during a courtesy call with Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Dale Marshall; Permanent Secretary, Yvette Goddard; and Deputy Permanent Secretary, Charles Piggott, at the …

Jones: Interest In Mandarin Growing

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Mandarin, the official Chinese language, is on the verge of replacing Spanish and French as the foreign language of choice among Barbadians. Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ronald Jones, made this observation last Friday evening while addressing officials and recipients of the Chinese Ambassador’s Awards, during a ceremony at the Chinese Embassy, Rockley, Christ Church. Lashida Taylor, Tianna …

German Energy Exhibition Nov. 27

Joy Springer Ministry News

As part of the activities for CARICOM Energy Month, a travelling German energy exhibition will be mounted at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, from November 27 to December 2. The exhibition will be open to public viewing from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. It is educational in nature and seeks to highlight Germany’s transition …

Meeting Of Regional Confucius Institutes

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Barbados was the venue for the inaugural meeting of Confucius Institutes from throughout the Caribbean, from May 18 to 19, at the Hilton Barbados Resort. The meeting placed emphasis on developing common programmes and activities for the teaching of Chinese language in the region, and the facilitation of academic, scientific, cultural and people-to-people relations between the Caribbean and China. Minister …