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Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Richard Sealy (right) presents the Minister’s Prize to young Gershon Shepherd, a student of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP), who is the Most Outstanding Student in the two-year Maritime Operations programme at that institution.
Convention now in effect
By Patricia Thangaraj

The Maritime Labour Convention 2006 is now in effect.
This was revealed by Acting Prime Minister Richard Sealy, who is also Minister of Tourism, as he delivered remarks at the Celebration of Seafarers last evening at the Bay Street Esplanade.

“Last year, I reported to you that the Government of Barbados had deposited the Instrument of Ratification for the Maritime Labour Convention 2006. This year, I can report that the Convention is now in force for Barbados with effect from June 20, 2014.”

He stated that this Convention addresses important elements for seafarers such as ensuring that there are good working conditions.

“The Maritime Labour Convention addresses the conditions of employment and the minimum requirements for seafarers to work on ships. I cannot over emphasize the importance of this Convention, oftentimes called the Seafarers Bill of Rights...

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