Workshop For Unemployed Youth March 22

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

The last in a series of workshops for unemployed youth will take place this Friday, March 22, at the Cave Hill School of Business, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, from 9:00 a.m. An initiative of the Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS), it will focus on building the skills and abilities of unemployed persons, by …

National Youth Service Mooted

Joy Springer Ministry News

Sociologist Richard Carter has suggested a mandatory National Youth Service as one answer to the challenges posed by at-risk youth in Barbados. Speaking at the National Strategic Consultation on the Social Response to Crime in Barbados held on Wednesday, Mr. Carter resurrected the idea of a National Youth Service first mooted in 1999, but which, he said, was “still-born” at …

BECCS Workshops For Unemployed Youth

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

(Stock Photo) Unemployed persons seeking work, especially youth, are being encouraged to attend the upcoming workshops which will be conducted by the Barbados Employment and Career Counselling Service (BECCS). Persons may choose to attend any of the workshops, which will be held on Monday, March 4; Tuesday, March 5; and Wednesday, March 6. The workshops will run from 9:00 a.m. …

Youth Must Be Rewired For Entrepreneurship

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Graduates preoccupied with finding a job on graduating from school, college or university, rather than creating their own job opportunities, have been told to rethink this ideology. This call came today from Minister of Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Commerce, Dwight Sutherland, as he addressed the launch of the City of Bridgetown (COB) Credit Union’s Business Boot Camp, at its Corporate …

Youth Key To Slashing Food Import Bill

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Pleased that efforts are continually being made to reinstate agriculture as a prominent economic and social activity in Barbados, Small Business Minister, Dwight Sutherland, wants to see more youth involved in this sector. The Minister, who is also responsible for Entrepreneurship and Commerce, stressed this today as he addressed the launch of the City of Bridgetown (COB) Credit Union’s Business …

Churches Urged To Do More For Youth

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Barbados recorded 100 gun-related deaths, mainly of young men, and committed by young men, between 2010 and 2017, and churches and citizens are being urged to step up and do more to assist. This call was made by Minister of Home Affairs, Edmund Hinkson, as he addressed a church service at the Sanctuary Empowerment Centre on Sunday to mark the …

Parents Urged To Enroll Sons In Boys Scouts

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

Minister of Youth and Community Empowerment, Adrian Forde, has commended parents who have taken the decision to enroll their sons in associations such as the Barbados Boy Scouts Association as he believes there are many benefits to be derived from this involvement. Speaking at the Bridgetown Promotional March to mark the 107th year of the existence of the Boy Scouts …

Discussion On Mental Health And Youth

Joy Springer Ministry News

In an effort to raise awareness about mental health issues affecting the youth, the Psychiatric Hospital will host a panel discussion at the National Union of Public Workers’ Auditorium, Dalkeith, St. Michael, on Wednesday, October 24. The discussion, which has as its theme Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World, begins at 6:00 p.m.  Issues to be examined …

Youth Engagement Critical To Sustaining Tourism

Shamkoe Pilé Top Stories

Engagement with the youth has been identified as a strategic priority to sustain this island’s tourism industry. This is according to Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Tourism Product Authority (BTPA), Marsha Alleyne, who was speaking at a prize-giving ceremony for winners of the 2018 Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Children’s Essay and Poster Competitions. She said such competitions …

Education Exhibition Continues At LESC

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Youth Excellence, the Art and Innovation Exhibition,  which showcases students’ talent in art and craft, cosmetology, jewellery, clothing and furniture, continues this week at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre (LESC), Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. Members of the public may view the items on display, from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day, until Thursday, October 18. Additionally, Youth Create, …