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 …

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

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, …