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

Jamal Weekes Top Stories

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

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 …