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 …

CICS Partners With Duke Of Edinburgh Award

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

The Community Independence Celebrations Secretariat (CICS) has partnered with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. The partnership was officially launched by Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, during a ceremony held at the Nidhe Israel Synagogue in The City yesterday. Through the partnership of the CICS and the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, parish ambassadors will engage in …

Programmes For St. James South Youth

Paula Harper-Grant Ministry News

Some 35 young people aged nine to 29 are expected to benefit from a new initiative launched by the St. James South Constituency Council. Council member and Youth Commissioner for the area, Peter Skeete, explained that three-month programmes would be offered in cricket training, the continuation of the drumming programme and a Basic Cooking course. With regard to the cooking …

RDC To Launch Youth Initiative At Agrofest

Joy-Ann Gill Ministry News

Aware that young people must drive the agricultural sector, the Rural Development Commission (RDC) is launching an initiative at Agrofest 2018 to get more persons involved in several agricultural schemes. This was emphasised recently by Acting Director of the RDC, Annette Clarke, as she addressed the annual Client Meeting for RDC customers and others expected to participate in Agrofest. The …

Lashley Gives ‘Thumbs Up’ To Youth Ministry

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Minister of Youth, Stephen Lashley, has given his Ministry’s youth programmes a thumbs up. While addressing the awards ceremony of the Ministry’s Block Draughts Competition recently at Sky Mall, Mr. Lashley stated that “the programmes of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth are working [and] the investment of the Government in the development of young people is working”. The …

Youth Unemployment Still High In Region

Julie Carrington Top Stories

Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, is hoping for concrete solutions to tackle the high incidence of youth unemployment. She made this comment recently, while addressing the Organization of American States’ Forum – Towards Concrete Solutions for Addressing Youth Unemployment in the Caribbean – at UN House. The Minister told her audience …

Use Music To Stem Violence

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

“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, …

Cadet Corps Keeping Youth Positive

Sharon Austin Ministry News

The Barbados Cadet Corps is redoubling its efforts to attract youth to positive activities based on the ethos of discipline and teamwork. That is the word from Cadet Executive Officer, Major Alva Holder, who said this was necessary, especially since there are so many negative influences in society for the youth to navigate. He added that this new focus was …

Ministry Pushing Youth Development

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

The Government of Barbados has and will continue to have various programmes to uplift the country’s youth. Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, Stephen Lashley, gave this assurance as he delivered the opening remarks yesterday at his Ministry’s Open Day at Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall. Reflecting on the genesis of his Ministry’s push to further youth development in Barbados, Mr. …

Youth Central To Sustainable Growth

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“Young people must be a central part of economic growth and development.” This assertion came from Minister with responsibility for Youth, Stephen Lashley, as he delivered the feature address on Wednesday at a National Youth Consultation Workshop, themed: Youth in Sustainable Development, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Mr. Lashley noted that the nation’s youth must confront their role on …