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

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

“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 …

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

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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 …