Agriculture & Fisheries Training On The Cards

Nya Phillips Top Stories

Steps are being taken to devise a strategy to “bridge the gap” between education and training and the agricultural and fisheries sector in Barbados, as a means of stimulating the economy, creating jobs and reducing food imports. This was revealed by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management, Andrew Gittens as he delivered the …

Short-Term Training Courses In Israel

bgis Ministry News

The public is advised that short-term courses are now being offered by the Galilee International Management Institute (GIMI) in Israel. According to the Economic Affairs Division, the full list of courses can be found here. Courses commencing in May 2018 and onwards are eligible for the Organization of American States (OAS) scholarship. The courses will be delivered in Israel and applicants may select …

Competition Law & Policy Training Programme

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Business leaders, legal professionals and administrators are expected to benefit highly from the Fair Trading Commission’s (FTC) Annual Training Programme on Competition Law and Policy, scheduled for next week. Slated for Accra Beach Hotel and Spa Rockley, Christ Church, from Thursday, March 15, to Friday, March 16, it will not only provide an overview of competition law and policy, but …

BNSI To Host Training On Standardisation Work

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Barbados National Standards Institution (BNSI), will host a regional training workshop next week on engaging stakeholders and managing stakeholder participation in standardisation work. The regional training will be conducted from Tuesday, February 20, to Thursday, February 22, at the Courtyard by Marriott, the Garrison Historic Area, Hastings, Christ Church, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Its main purpose …

RSS’ Leadership Training Ongoing

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Over 20 senior personnel are currently undergoing two weeks of leadership training as part of the Regional Security System (RSS) Headquarters’ Executive Development Course 2018. The course is aimed at enhancing the strategic management and leadership capacity of senior managers and leaders in the RSS’ law enforcement agencies. Participants have been drawn from the police forces, military, fire departments, customs, …

Courts Closed February 9 For Training

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Members of the public are advised that the District “A” Criminal Court; the District “B” Magistrates’ Court/Boarded Hall; the District “E” Magistrates’ Court at Holetown; and the District “F” Court, in St. Joseph, will be closed on Friday, February 9, to facilitate the training of Police Prosecutors. However, all Magistrates’ Courts offices will be open for business as usual on …

BVTB Receives Registration Status

Sharon Austin Top Stories

The Barbados Vocational Training Board (BVTB) has been awarded registration status as an educational provider by the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC). This disclosure has come from BVTB’s Director of Training, Henderson Thompson, who said the organisation was registered on December 1, 2017, for one year. He said: “We consider the achievement of registration to be a major event in the …

Training Sessions For South Coast Food Handlers

Joy Springer Ministry News

The Ministry of Health is hosting training sessions for owners, managers and employees of food businesses on the south coast aimed at ensuring that proper hygiene practices are maintained in light of the ongoing sewage problems in the area. While mitigating measures put in place by the Barbados Water Authority have resulted in an end to the sewage spills over …

Career Counsellors Undergo NVQ Training

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development’s Human Resource Development Unit (HDU) is moving to ensure that those involved in helping the island’s youth make crucial choices about their career prospects are adequately trained. To this end, the Ministry has engaged the services of Profiles Caribbean Inc. to deliver the Level 3 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in …

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 …