Child Protection A Priority For Government

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The protection of children and their human rights is a priority for the Barbados Government. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Dr. Jerome Walcott, made this assertion recently during a courtesy call by UNICEF’s Representative to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, Dr. Aloys Kamuragiye, at the Ministry on Culloden Road, St. Michael. Senator Walcott said Government was committed …

Commitment To Eliminate Corporal Punishment

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Barbados remains committed to eliminating corporal punishment in keeping with its agreement to protect the Rights of the Child. And, while Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite believes the time has come to eliminate corporal punishment, he admits that greater discussion and dialogue are needed on the issue before it is accepted by society. He made these comments this morning during a …

AG: Weak Family Structure Hurting Youth

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Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite is standing by his position that a weakening family structure is the root cause of problems among the island’s youth. He shared his view with UNICEF Regional Director, Marita Perceval, and other UNICEF officials, during a courtesy call at his Wildey, St. Michael, office this morning. Mr. Brathwaite said that a poor family structure was the …