Squatters To Become Landowners

Joy Springer Top Stories

Persons squatting on land at Welch Village, St. John, are being offered the opportunity to purchase that land at 10 cents per square foot. They received the news from Minister in the Ministry of Housing, Charles Griffith, during a town hall meeting held in the community last Sunday. Mr. Griffith told the residents that they qualified for land ownership under …

Meetings To Discuss Criterion Referenced Test

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Parents and Guardians of all children in Infants B, Class 2 and Class 3 are invited to attend a series of town hall meetings to discuss the processes involved in the administration of the Criterion Referenced Test and National Assessment. The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation is also encouraging teachers and principals to attend the meetings which will …

Drug Treatment Court Hosts Town Hall Meeting

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are invited to attend a town hall meeting being hosted by the Drug Treatment Court on Saturday, January 20, at the St. Albans Anglican Church, Lower Carlton, St. James, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The topics for discussion are: The Role of the Drug Treatment Court; Mental Health and Drugs; and Sports and Drugs. The panellists will …

Last 11-Plus Town Hall Meeting Jan. 4

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Parents and guardians of children sitting next year’s Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination (BSSEE)  are advised that the last in the series of town hall meetings on the exam, popularly known as the Common Entrance Examination, will take place on Thursday, January 4, 2018. It will be held at The St. Michael School, Martindale’s Road, St. Michael, beginning at 5:00 …

Common Entrance Meetings Continue

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Parents and guardians are reminded that the series of town hall meetings being held on the Barbados Secondary School Entrance Examination (BSSEE), also known as the Common Entrance Examination, will continue on Tuesday, December 5, at Bay Primary, Bayville, St. Michael; Blackman and Gollop Primary School, Staple Grove, Christ Church; and Western Light Church of the Nazarene, Oxnard’s, St. James. …

Reminder For Meeting Tomorrow

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The final in a series of town hall meetings held as part of activities for Crime Awareness Month will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, November 22, at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The topic for discussion will be: Culture and Its Impact on Violence. Panellists are entertainer, Eric Lewis; Programme Manager at Starcom Network, Ronald Clarke; radio …

Common Entrance Meetings This Week

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The town hall meetings on the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination, familiarly known as the Common Entrance Examination, will continue tomorrow, Tuesday, November 21, at St. Bartholomew’s Primary School, Parish Land, Christ Church; Cuthbert Moore Primary School, St. Helens, St. George; and George Lamming Primary School, Flint Hall, St. Michael. In addition, the team from the Ministry of Education, Science, …

New Approach For At-Risk Families

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The time has come for a different approach to target at-risk families to ensure that they get the required help. This was one of the solutions put forward during the second town hall meeting on Parenting and Socialisation in a Changing Society amidst concerns that intervention programmes offered by various institutions were not reaching those for whom they were intended. …

Final Meeting On Crime & Violence

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

The final town hall meeting to mark activities for Crime Awareness Month will be held on Wednesday, November 22, at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The topic for discussion will be: Culture and Its Impact on Violence.  The panellists are: Entertainer, Eric Lewis; Programme Manager at Starcom Network, Ronald Clarke; Radio Personality and Song Writer, Patrick …

Ministry To Host 11-Plus Meetings

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Parents, teachers and principals preparing pupils for the 2018 Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE) are invited to a series of Town Hall meetings aimed at sensitising them on the various steps involved in the administration of the examination. The meetings, which will be held from November 2017, to January 2018, are an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Science, …