Consultation On New HRD Strategy

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The development of a new three-year Human Resource Development (HRD) Strategy by Government will be high on the agenda next week when the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations hosts a consultative workshop. The workshop will be held on Thursday, February 21, in the Main Conference Room, New Administration Building, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Cave Hill, …

BECCS Workshops For Retrenched Persons

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS) will conduct two workshops next week for persons who have been retrenched from the public service. The workshops will be held on Tuesday, January 29, and Wednesday, January 30, in the Amphitheatre, 1st Floor, Warrens Office Complex, Warrens, St. Michael, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. The focus will be on financial planning …

Mix & Master Workshop For DJs

Shamkoe Pilé Ministry News

Aspiring and experienced disc jockeys (DJs) who are interested in taking their craft internationally or to the next level are invited to attend a Mix and Master workshop hosted by the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC). The three-day workshop will be held from Tuesday, December 4, to Thursday, December 6, at the Bagnall’s Point Gallery, Pelican Village, Princess Alice …

Workshop On Climate Change & Agriculture

Sheena Forde Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security will conduct a workshop entitled: Climate Change and Its Potential Impact on Agriculture, on Tuesday, November 27, in the conference room at the Ministry’s headquarters, Graeme Hall, Christ Church, at 9:30 a.m. According to Officer-in-Charge of Extensions, Barney Callender, the workshop will mainly focus on how farmers can seek to mitigate and adapt …

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 …