More Persons Need Training In Customs

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Minister of Finance, Christopher Sinckler, believes a group of people should be trained in the basics of customs work so Government could draw on those resources when the need arises. Mr. Sinckler expressed this view over the weekend while addressing the Customs Brokers’ Annual General Meeting at the Small Business Centre in Fontabelle. “We need a cadre of persons in …

Productivity Session For Managers

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Supervisors and managers will get another opportunity to sharpen their skills while receiving valuable tips on productivity best practices when The Productivity Council hosts a two-day workshop next week. It will be held on September 13 and 14 at the Council’s office, Third Floor, Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, starting at 9:00 a.m. Some of the topics to be examined …

Maritime Training Course July 3

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Twenty-one mid-level and or senior non-commissioned officers operating in maritime law enforcement agencies in the region will soon undergo three weeks of residential training in Barbados. The Maritime Operations and Planning course, to be held at the Barbados Coast Guard Base HMBS Pelican, at Spring Garden, St. Michael, will begin Monday, July 3. The aim of the course is to …

Volunteers To Benefit From Tradewinds

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Volunteers in Exercise Tradewinds 2017 will not be going away empty handed. That’s because each person will have an opportunity to participate in basic first aid and disaster management training at the conclusion of the exercise. This was disclosed by Host Nation Co-Director, Major Carlos Lovell, during the first of two town hall meetings held to create awareness and encourage …

NHC Productivity Seminars Start May 17

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The National Housing Corporation (NHC) will be embarking on a series of productivity seminars during the months of May and June. The seminars, which are designed to give staff an opportunity to gain a greater understanding of productivity and its impact, also aim to facilitate a unified, organisational understanding of productivity, and to collaboratively procure tools to increase individual and …

Border Security Training Next Week

Joy Springer Ministry News

Immigration and Customs Officers in Barbados will begin a one-week training programme on Monday, May 8, focused on border security. The workshop is being facilitated by the CARICOM Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS), in collaboration with the European Union and the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Its purpose is to strengthen CARICOM’s capacity to prevent and …

Court Mediation Refresher Training

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Approximately 30 persons are poised to begin practicums in Court Annexed Mediation over the coming months. The certified mediators recently underwent a Mediation Refresher Course at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, which was hosted by the Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT) Project in association with the Supreme Court of Barbados. Speaking during the opening ceremony, Chief Justice …

Over 7,000 Exposed To Productivity Training

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Over 7,000 persons have received vital training during the past three years on  how to improve their productivity, and there are plans to increase that number significantly in this, the National Year of Productivity. This disclosure has come from Manager of Training and Development at The Productivity Council, Shawn Callender, who is urging Barbadians to sign up for that organisation’s …

Byer Suckoo: Fluency In Spanish Is Vital

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

The time has come for every student to have a working knowledge of Spanish, says Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo. She shared this view while speaking at the graduation ceremony for the second edition of the Spanish Language Programme for public servants, provided by the Government of Colombia. It was held at …

Public Officers Learn Spanish

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Around 60 public servants have successfully completed Spanish training classes, which were provided by the Government of Colombia. The graduation ceremony which will be held this Friday, January 27, takes place at the Horatio Cooke Complex, Dalkeith Road, St. Michael, at 5:30 p.m. The graduands, who come from across the public service, comprise the second group to complete the training, …