Students Urged To Use Technology Positively

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Secondary school students are being urged to use their electronic gadgets to move them closer to their future goals. This advice came from Chairman of the Child Care Board, Kenneth Knight, as he addressed a cyber abuse and cyberbullying workshop entitled: Hooked on Clicking, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre last Friday. The seminar, which was hosted in collaboration with …

Early Childhood Education Key To Gov’t

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Government remains committed to the development of early childhood education in Barbados, and this is reflected in the various initiatives it continues to put in place. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart reiterated this commitment recently when outgoing UNICEF Representative, Khin-Sandi Lwin, and her successor, Dr. Aloys Kamuragiye, paid him a courtesy call at Ilaro Court. The Prime Minister said: “The demand …

UNICEF Lauded On 70th Anniversary

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett, has lauded UNICEF for the crucial role it has played, and continues to play, in defending and protecting children across the world. The Minister shared this insight on Wednesday, while addressing a rally and consultation to celebrate the organisation’s 70th Anniversary. Mr. Blackett explained that UNICEF was established in 1946 by the United Nations …

Early Childhood Development A Priority

Joy Springer Ministry News

Barbados is committed to ensuring that the healthy cognitive, social and emotional development of young children receives the highest priority. This was revealed on Monday by Senior Medical Officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Karen Broome, as she delivered the feature address at the opening ceremony of an early childhood development training workshop, sponsored by the Pan American Health …

New Plans Ahead For The Child Care Board

Deirdre Gittens Top Stories

Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett is awaiting the final report of the Coroner’s inquest into the death of 12-year-old Shemar Weekes, to decide which direction his Ministry should take regarding the Child Care Board. Mr. Blackett made this disclosure on Wednesday during a courtesy call at his Warrens office with the new UNICEF Regional Director, Marita Perceval, and other …

AG: Weak Family Structure Hurting Youth

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

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 …