Gov’t Will Continue Youth Empowerment

Sharon Austin Top Stories

Government remains committed to empowering young people in Barbados, so they can realise their dreams and aspirations. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart reiterated this commitment recently when International Vice President of Junior Chamber International (JCI), Kevin Hinds; and 2017 National Vice President of JCI West Indies, Khaleid Holder, paid him a courtesy call at Government Headquarters. Stressing that young people are …

Youth Minister Meets British Envoy

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

The Ministry of Youth is keen on partnering with the British High Commission to spearhead a youth entrepreneurship summit that would allow young entrepreneurs from the two countries to network. This was stated by Minister with responsibility for Youth, Stephen Lashley, when British High Commissioner, Janet Douglas, paid him a recent courtesy call at the Ministry’s Sky Mall location. During …

David Thompson Classic Starts Sept. 17

Deirdre Gittens banner, Top Stories

With a worrying restlessness among a number of our youth, the David Thompson Memorial Constituency Council Football Classic is needed now more than ever, says Minister of Social Care, Steve Blackett. He was sharing his views this morning while addressing the media launch and team draw for the tournament, in the Conference Room of the Warrens Office Complex. “I must …

Risk Factors Driving Youth To Gangs

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

Family instability and illiteracy among young people have been identified as two risks factors driving them towards gangs. And, while often accused of taking a “soft approach” on crime, Attorney General, Adriel Brathwaite, is defending his position to give second chances, particularly to young people, while making the necessary interventions. “There is a time and place for serious punishment, but …

Youth Showing Interest In Agriculture

Julie Carrington Ministry News

A government official is rejecting the view that there is little or no interest in the agriculture sector as a viable career option among local youth. Education Officer in the Ministry of Education, Science Technology and Innovation, Henderson Wiltshire, stressed the importance of the sector to this country’s development while addressing the graduation ceremony of Inter-American Institute on Cooperation in …

Poor Knowledge Of History A Concern

Joy-Ann Gill Top Stories

Education Minister, Ronald Jones says he is frightened by the lack of history embedded in the minds of our young people. Delivering the feature address at the Lynch’s Old Scholar’s Association’s dinner and gala last Saturday night at the Clock Tower, Garrison Savannah, he lamented that this had led society to where it was today. “That frightens the daylights out …

Youth To Be Vital Part Of CARIFESTA

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

CARIFESTA’s Youth Talk is expected to take the regional festival “to another dimension of the arts” in Barbados. This is according to Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth, Ruth Blackman, who identified the youth and the cultural industries as the two significant elements to be focused on at the festival. She made these remarks on Thursday …

Youth Career Extravaganza June 27

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

Unemployed persons between the ages of 16 and 30, who are in need of career guidance are invited to attend a Youth Career Extravaganza next Tuesday, June 27. It will take place at the 3Ws Stand, Kensington Oval, Fontabelle, St. Michael, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The event falls under the Strengthening Human and Social Development Project in Barbados …

Gov’t Committed To Youth Development

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

Government is committed to the development of young people in Barbados. Minister with responsibility for Youth, Stephen Lashley, emphasised this point today during his address at the Youth Development Programme’s Galloping Ahead Jockey Training launch, held in the Incitatus Members’ Lounge at the Barbados Turf Club. Mr. Lashley explained that through the project, Government was reaffirming its commitment to providing …

Call For Persons Working in Agriculture

Theresa Blackman Ministry News

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries and Water Resource Management is seeking dialogue with persons working with youth in agriculture or agribusinesses. Persons or organisations involved in such programmes are therefore asked to contact the Ministry at 535-5142, or by email at agriplanning@gmail.com, by  Friday, March 31. This initiative forms part of the Ministry’s plans to meet and discuss ideas …