Employment Rights Discussion On Sunday

The Ministry of Labour continues its educational campaign on the Employment Rights Act this Sunday, October 27, with the hosting of a panel discussion in Ellerton, St. George.

Entitled: E.R.A – A New Era in Employment Rights, the discussion will take place at the Ellerton Wesleyan Holiness Church, starting at 6:00 p.m.

The panellists will be Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development, Senator Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, and Human Resource Specialist, Peter Earle.

All are invited to attend the meeting and learn more about workers??? rights.

Literacy Evening at Bay Primary School Tomorrow October 26

As part of the events to mark Education Month as well as the school???s 100th anniversary celebrations, the Literacy Committee of Bay Primary School will host a Literacy Evening tomorrow, Saturday, October 26, at the school in Bayville, St. Michael.

The event will be held from 4:30 until 7:00 p.m.

It will take the form of interactive performances, designed to demonstrate literacy skills. Activities will include choral speaking, mime, story-telling, drama, dance, music and games such as Word Bingo and Word Search.

A key objective of this Literacy Evening is to encourage students and their families to become more interested in reading and literary activities. The school also aims to highlight that literacy, in various areas can be fun, useful and necessary for students to function at their full potential.

Among the guest artistes who will visit the school are Doleen Bowen, John Koieman, Winston Farrell and George Francis.

Student participation will come from five year old Rachel St. Hill, Class 4 Magnets, Infants B High Achievers, Class 1 Smart Ones, Class 3 Diamonds as well as the sign language class – The Bay Primary Signers.

Members of the public, in particular parents, are invited to attend.

Beach Closure at Discovery Bay & Holetown Lagoon Extended

Members of the public are advised that the closure of the beach area in front of the Discovery Bay Hotel and the Holetown Lagoon has been extended until Saturday, November 30.

The Coastal Zone Management Unit has requested the extension to facilitate the continuation of major infrastructural work on the fluidizer located at the Holetown Lagoon, which forms part of the Holetown Waterfront Improvement Project.

Work being conducted includes the trimming of piles to the finish level and the implementation of retaining structures (coffer dams), pumps, along with significant excavation.

It involves the use of cranes and excavators and the continuous movement of heavy trucks, equipment and construction materials. A reduction in water quality within the near shore is also expected, due to excavation work being done by the lagoon and underwater welding during the period.

The area is presently cornered off with caution tape and temporary fencing, while the relevant signage has been erected. Members of the public are asked to comply with directions given by safety personnel and avoid the area where possible.

Workshop To Be Held For Animators

Animators will be the opportunity to enhance their skills, when the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation, (BIDC) in collaboration with Canadian animation giant Toon Boom and the National Council for Science and Technology, hosts a six-week Animation Workshop.

Aimed at assisting local animators to better position the sector for growth and to capture emerging opportunities for foreign exchange earnings, the workshop will take place at the Barbados Defence Force Headquarters, The Garrison, St. Michael beginning on Monday, October 28.

Chief Executive Officer of the BIDC, Dr. Leroy McClean, will deliver remarks during the official launch which is scheduled to start at 9:00 a.m.

Public Invited To Free Tour of The Historic Garrison

Members of the public are invited to the Ministry of Culture Sport and Youth???s free walk and educational tour of The Garrison, on Sunday, November 10, starting at 4:00 p.m.

The event has been designed to sensitise the public about the outstanding universal value of Barbados??? first UNESCO World Heritage property and interested persons are asked to assemble in front of the Clock Tower, The Garrison, St. Michael by 3:30 p.m.

Residents of the Bayland, the Garrison, Dayrells Road and St. Matthias are especially welcome to attend to learn more about the historic area, in which they reside.

Walkers are encouraged to bring their cameras and bottled water and to wear comfortable shoes.??Those planning to attend are requested to contact the Ministry of Culture at 310-2700 or 310-2729 to reserve a place.


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