Men Urged To Step Up & Mentor Youngsters

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Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Cynthia Forde, today appealed to older men in Barbados to play their part in stemming the tide of violence in some communities by mentoring young people, especially boys. Speaking at the opening of an HIV seminar for men 50 years and older and their sons, hosted by the National Assistance Board at Accra …

Barbadians Urged To Pause For Prayer Tomorrow

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Barbadians are reminded to take a minute out of their day tomorrow to pause for prayer. Starting at noon, radio stations will join the nation in observing one minute of prayerful silence. In response to the several incidents of violence experienced this month, the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs is asking residents to spend the weekend reflecting and …

Pause For Prayer To Curb Violence

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At midday on Friday, all of Barbados is being invited to pause for one minute to pray for peace in response to the spate of violence currently being experienced. The initiative, which has as its theme Pause for a Cause, is being spearheaded by the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs. Minister in that Ministry, which also has responsibility …

Public Urged To Share Information With Police

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Commissioner of Police, Tyrone Griffith, has called on Barbadians to be civic minded and share whatever information they can with the police. Mr. Griffith made this call recently, during a press briefing at Parliament, after Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley chaired a National Security Meeting to discuss gun violence in the country. The Commissioner told the media: “I can assure …

Ministry’s Statement On Increasing Violence

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Statement by Ministry of People Empowerment & Elder Affairs on Increasing Violence The Ministry of People Empowerment & Elder Affairs registers its dismay at the prevailing spate of violence in the society as Government designates February 2 and 3, 2019 a Weekend of Prayer. Concern heightens as violent incidents during the first month of 2019 reach record levels and intimidate even …

Prime Minister: Gun Violence Has To Stop

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It has to stop!  This is Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley’s clear message about the lawless behaviour and gun violence in society. Ms. Mottley made her thoughts known on Sunday evening when she sat down with veteran journalist David Ellis for a wide-ranging 90-minute interview. According to her, there is a conversation that she, Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment, …

Minister Promises To Combat School Violence

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The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training will be drawing on the expertise of a number of professionals to deal with the problem of violence in schools. Addressing the opening of the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools’ (BAPPSS) educational conference last night at the Barbados Defence Force, Minister Santia Bradshaw once again reinforced her Ministry’s commitment …

Communities Have A Role In Stemming Violence

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Minister of Youth, Adrian Forde, believes that communities must get back to being ‘our brother’s keepers’ if they are to have a chance at reducing violent behaviour. He made this assertion at an Awards and Prize Giving Ceremony for the winners of the Primary Schools Essay Competition on the topic: How to Prevent Violence in Schools, which was put on …

Use Music To Stem Violence

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“Put your money where your mouth is and invest in Barbados’ youth!” That’s the challenge being put forward by Director of the Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit, Cheryl Willoughby, to musicians and entertainers, as they called for a greater integration of music into programmes to assist with deviant youth. She pointed out that in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, …

Society Must Be Protected Says PM Stuart

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has underscored the importance of protecting the society from various threats, while reiterating that Barbados is not just an economy, but a society. Mr. Stuart made the comments today while delivering the feature address at the National Societal Consultation, themed: Citizen Security: Linking Societal Systems for Success, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. He said the …