A New National TVET Policy For Barbados

bgis Ministry News

The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council will host a two-day National TVET Policy Development Workshop beginning tomorrow, Thursday, November 15, at the Island Inn Hotel, Aquatic Gap, St. Michael, at 8:30 a.m. Representatives of organizations from the education and training sector, government and the private sector will participate in the discussions and presentations on Day One and …

Public Engagement Vital For Regional Judiciaries

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Efforts are under way to demystify aspects related to the court system throughout the region, and engage the public more, in an effort to build trust and confidence. This was one of the key objectives of a Public Education and Engagement Validation workshop held recently for Registrars, Chief Magistrates, and Government Information Service officers from around the region, at the …

Invasive Alien Species Threats To Small Island States

Sheena Forde Top Stories

Invasive alien species, such as the Giant African Snail, the Lionfish and rats, are threats and can impact negatively on small island developing states such as those in the Caribbean, which are widely recognized as biodiversity hotspots. Minister of Environment and National Beautification, Trevor Prescod, pointed this out today, as he delivered the feature address at the Regional Inception Workshop …

BRA Participates In CARICOM-OECD Workshop

bgis Ministry News

The Barbados Revenue Authority was among seven other tax administrations in the region represented at a CARICOM-OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Workshop, in Kingston, Jamaica, last week. The two-day workshop provided member states with an opportunity to discuss the impact and progress of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project in the Caribbean Community, while sharing experiences …

Invasive Alien Species Project Workshop

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Ministry of Environment and National Beautification will host the inception workshop for the Regional Invasive Alien Species Project,  in collaboration with the Centre for Agriculture and Biosciences International (CABI), beginning on Wednesday, September 26. The Ministry is the local executing agency for the project, while CABI is the regional implementing agency. The workshop, which takes place at the Savannah …

Small Ruminant Management Workshop

Sheena Forde Ministry News

Modern Small Ruminant Management will be the focus of a workshop being hosted by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture Organization, in association with the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security. It will take place from Monday, September 24, to Wednesday, September 26. On Monday and Tuesday, the workshop will be held at Greenland, …

Training Boost For Local Garment Industry

bgis Ministry News

The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) has secured over $100,000 from the Caribbean Development Bank, under the Caribbean Technological Consultancy Services Network, to provide training for persons within the Textile and Apparel sub-sector of Barbados. Sixteen persons, drawn from the Barbados Community College, the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology, the Barbados Vocational Training Board, and a cadre of …

Productivity Workshop Later This Month

Sharon Austin Ministry News

Supervisors and managers will get another opportunity to hone their skills, while receiving valuable information on productivity best practices when The Productivity Council hosts a two-day workshop later this month. It will be held on September 27 and 28 at The Council, Third Floor, Baobab Tower, Warrens, St. Michael, starting at 9:00 a.m. Some of the topics to be examined …

Ministry Pushing Rabbit Meat For Local Consumption

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security is hoping to change the attitudes and palates of Barbadians when it comes to the consumption of rabbit meat. To this end, it held a workshop on Rabbit Production this morning at the CARDI building, located on the Ministry’s compound at Graeme Hall, Christ Church, which was well attended by both experienced rabbit …