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, …

Youth Art & Innovation Exhibition Opens On Sunday

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

Some of the best talent the island’s youth has to offer will be on display at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael, during Youth Excellence, on Sunday, October 14, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Youth Excellence is an art and innovation exhibition being hosted by the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, as part of Education …

SCPD Lauded For Its Work With At-Risk Youth

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The work which Supreme Counselling for Personal Development (SCPD) is doing in schools to curb bullying and other behavioural problems has come in for high praise from Minister of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT), Santia Bradshaw. The programme has been such a success in the few schools where it is currently instituted that the Ministry is planning to expand …

Communities Have A Role In Stemming Violence

Paula Harper-Grant Top Stories

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 …

Environment Ministry To Assist Fun Ranch

Nya Phillips Top Stories

The Ministry of Environment and National Beautification is willing to assist in the development of local youth empowerment organisation, Nature Fun Ranch, into a more viable green space. Minister Trevor Prescod gave this indication following a recent tour of the Bruce Vale, St. Andrew facility, which seeks to help at-risk youth through holistic living. The Nature Fun Ranch is located …

Lashley Urges Media To Promote Positive Youth

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

Youth Minister, Stephen Lashley, has criticised what he termed as the media’s “over-reliance” on highlighting negative behaviour by some of the nation’s youth. Mr. Lashley’s comments came as he delivered the feature address at the launch of a partnership between the Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat (CICS) and the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, at the Nidhe Israel Synagogue in The …