Top News (7/22/2014)
Retool and retrain
President of The Human Resources Management Association of Barbados, Glenda Gilkes.
   
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7/22/2014: Gov’t mindful that policies aren’t the easiest
The Government is very mindful that its policies and programmes pursued in the last three to four ye...
7/22/2014: meet the standard
Chairman of the Barbados Accreditation Council (BAC), Yvonne Walkes, has suggested that the quality ...
7/22/2014: Nursing has yet to reach its peak
By RuthMoisa Stoute As changing demographics continue to influence labour pool market forces, the...
7/22/2014: BES President: Solid Waste Tax should not be based on wealth
While the Barbados Economic Society (BES) does respect the fact that government has revisited the Mu...
7/22/2014: New script and different tour for next year
By Kerri Gooding Sneakers, slippers, sandals and ballet flats were the chosen footwear as close t...
7/22/2014: Buy-in to tour, enhance tourism product
By Kerri Gooding The private sector is being beckoned to sign on and provide sponsorship to help ...
7/22/2014: More opportunities needed
The Barbados National Organisation of the Disabled (BARNOD) wants persons with disabilities to be af...
7/22/2014: Schoolhouse for Special Needs gets boost
The Schoolhouse for Special Needs is growing and on the hunt for a new, larger location where they c...
7/22/2014: Traffic diversions for Soca Royale
When the annual Soca Royale competition comes off at Bushy Park, St. Philip, on Sunday, July 27, a n...
7/22/2014: Junior Kadooment traffic changes
The 2014 Junior Kadooment will be held on Saturday, July 26, at the National Stadium, Stadium Road, ...
7/22/2014: Precious Touch Foundation changes another life
Another young face was all smiles this past week when Precious Touch Foundation Inc. granted their l...
7/22/2014: St. Leonard’s Boys’ School textbook collection schedule
Parents of students of the St. Leonard’s Boys’ School are requested to collect their textbooks/schoo...
7/22/2014: Bethlehem Moravian Church celebrates 50th anniversary with an evening of music
The Bethlehem Moravian Church invites the general public to join them as they host their 50th church...
7/22/2014: Health minister speaks on planned improvements
This country’s essential public health functions have seen some improvements from the Ministry of He...
7/22/2014: Roadblocks to Common Sense – Driving distractions
By Kendal Ince, LUTCF In today’s world, we are experiencing too many road fatalities due to drive...
7/21/2014: UN aiming to get more women elected
THE Caribbean has one of the lowest rates of women political participation in the world; lower than ...
7/21/2014: Reform under way
The Health Ministry is currently framing proposals for the reform of this sector’s finance system, s...
7/21/2014: Value of science and technology underscored
A CONCERTED effort is under way to ensure that the region creates more technology-based companies an...
7/21/2014: Bayview expanding to improve service
With the island needing “all the help it can get” in supplying medical care for its citizens, the Ba...
7/21/2014: Sagicor, Cave Hill School of Business sign MOU
Sagicor Financial Corporation and the Cave Hill School of Business – UWI (CHSB_UWI) finalised a Memo...
7/21/2014: Laws challenging
Laws requiring parental consent for young people to seek sexual reproductive health care and counsel...
7/21/2014: Cave: We must all play our part
“WE all have our part to play in the restructuring of our economy and the development of our people....
7/21/2014: New ‘King’ and ‘Queen’
By Ashlee Cox There is a new King and Queen of Junior Calypso this year! Last Saturday, 17 Jun...
7/21/2014: People with disabilities are at risk of HIV infection
THE few existing studies show that HIV prevalence among people with disabilities is nearly the same ...
7/20/2014: BARP welcomes Municipal Solid Waste Tax relief
The Barbados Association of Retired Persons (BARP) welcomes government’s decision to make adjustment...
7/20/2014: New framework
Increased learning and employment opportunities, a greater understanding of qualifications and what ...
7/20/2014: Work progressing steadily on free clinic
By Janelle Riley-Thornhill The principals behind a proposed free medical clinic for this country...
7/20/2014: RBPF not afraid to make bold changes
The Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) has already embarked on a number of bold initiatives geared a...
7/20/2014: AUB making its mark on Barbados
Just two years since opening its doors, the American University of Barbados (AUB), has been reaping ...
7/20/2014: Communication crucial
By Nadia Brancker THE future of the news conference which the Central Bank of Barbados holds on a...
7/20/2014: Establishment of NQFs could break down barriers
An England-based consultant in Education and Human Resource International Development is of the view...
7/19/2014: Minister lauds Barbados’ health care efforts in terms of access and quality
Barbados has performed creditably as it relates to the delivery, population coverage and accessibili...
7/19/2014: Tax ease
By Jenique Belgrave As citizens continue to cry out against government’s introduction of the Muni...
7/19/2014: Regional academy needed for high level officers
By Regina Selman Moore There may be need for the establishment of a regional training academy, sp...
7/19/2014: Convert research to practice
By Kerri Gooding Since research acts as a guide for healthcare, Barbados must strive to continue ...
7/19/2014: BWU’s role within Social Partnership to be clarified
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will be meeting with the head of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) to...
7/19/2014: HIV higher among young women in the C’bean
A new report by UNAIDS shows that the HIV prevalence in the Caribbean is notably higher among young...
7/19/2014: Safeguard our healthcare system
By Kerri Gooding One can make a difference in the local healthcare system and therefore, all are ...
7/19/2014: Reading should not be punishment
By Kerri Gooding It has come to light once more, that teachers are being charged with the task o...
7/19/2014: O’Malley stresses need for systematic review
Seven months after the Christmas floods devastated St. Vincent and St. Lucia, there is still yet to ...
7/19/2014: Foreday Morning Jam goes back to former start points
By Marsha Gittens The extended route from Weymouth has been eliminated and this year’s Roberts/BL...
7/19/2014: Community impact programmes being offered to locals
Barbadians are being offered yet another opportunity to learn a new skill. Persons in St. Michael an...
7/19/2014: Going Places Travel partners with UNICEF
Going Places Travel has joined UNICEF in a new partnership which is expected to benefit hundreds of ...
7/19/2014: HIV remains a significant cause of mortality in region
Despite progress in reducing new HIV infection and increasing access to services, HIV remains a sign...
7/18/2014: Culture shift: Bandleader concerned about impact of franchises
BANDLEADER Trevor Chase is concerned that within the next ten years the number of local bandleaders ...
7/18/2014: Change direction
The Road March competition is a farce. That was the assertion made by veteran entertainer Mac Fin...
7/18/2014: Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals embracing new Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Aldo Ho-Kong-King, Managing Director of Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals, is the owner of one of the newly ...
7/18/2014: Gradual progress
By Nadia Brancker Dr. Delisle Worrell, Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados (CBB) has assured...
7/18/2014: Juniors shine at lunchtime concert
By Ashlee Cox The future of Calypso is most definitely in very good hands, if the performances se...
7/18/2014: Crop Over discussion raises pertinent issues
THE impact of cultural penetration, generational change, the isolation of the Church and the role of...
7/18/2014: Adopt – A – KM Project taking off
Corporate Barbados has been embracing the Adopt – A – KM Community Highway Programme. To date, the ...
7/18/2014: Barfod: Focus on getting results
Progress and stability in the region will be strengthened through enhancing the prevention, preparat...
7/18/2014: Bad development costing region millions, says CDEMA head
Bad infrastructural development in all Caribbean states is costing this region millions of dollars i...
7/17/2014: Get moving on Building Act!
Though welcoming the updated 2013 National Building Code, which has made several additional provisio...
7/17/2014: Report abuse cases!
By Patricia Thangaraj Combatting sexual abuse among children presents a major hurdle for stakehol...
7/17/2014: Protect those with disabilities
ABUSE is one of the realities facing some persons with disabilities. It was highlighted recently by...
7/17/2014: Healthcare in focus
THERE is the view that the public-private care mix at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) needs to be...
7/17/2014: MICU reopened
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) now has a spanking new and impressive medical intensive care unit...
7/17/2014: All front line workers must be educated
By Patricia Thangaraj All front line workers must be educated on the signs to look out for when i...
7/17/2014: Serious consequences of child sexual abuse
By Patricia Thangaraj Children who endure the ravages of sexual abuse are likely to fall victim t...
7/17/2014: Positive outcomes being seen with ITS For Teens Programme
The Community Development Department’s Information Technology Summer Teens Programme, referred to as...
7/17/2014: Funding given to multiple sectors in Barbados
Competency Based Training Fund’s Management Unit (CBTF) has awarded funding to the tune of 3.6 milli...
7/17/2014: Females in crisis too, asserts youth activist
By Kerri Gooding The cry of Youth Minister, Youth Activist, Chairman and Director of Drug Educati...
7/17/2014: Minister clears the air on Coverley
This country’s Finance and Economic Affairs Minister, Christopher Sinckler has made it clear that th...
7/16/2014: Debate on EPA Bill continues
The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) established between the countries of CARIFORUM and the Euro...
7/16/2014: Added burden: Retrenched workers concerned about payment of solid waste tax
A number of retrenched workers are wondering how they will obtain money to not only meet their finan...
7/16/2014: Senator puts Municipal Solid Waste tax under microscope
By Colville Mounsey BARBADIANS have been called upon to take a stand against the heatedly debated M...
7/16/2014: NUPW working to resolve issues for retrenched staff of ‘Beautify Barbados’
THE National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) met yesterday with those workers who were retrenched fro...
7/16/2014: More taxes, but no pay increase
PRESSURE from Back Page comments about the solid waste tax etc., and nobody has yet zeroed in on ...
7/16/2014: $420 000 Mega 6 Jackpot prize still remains unclaimed
THERE is still a lucky $420 000 Mega 6 Jackpot winner out there, and it could be you. The massive ...
7/16/2014: Pipeline project starts
The Barbados Water Authority’s (BWA’s) project to install three new transmission pipelines, to impro...
7/16/2014: Region’s youth still at risk
With the focus placed on the region’s youth during a recently held youth dialogue and panel discussi...
7/16/2014: Symmonds: Barbados lagging behind in terms of movement of services
Barbados is falling behind regional competitors Jamaica and Trinidad in the services sector. This...
7/16/2014: Fight still on for reparatory justice
Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies...
7/16/2014: Sweet vibes pun de sand
The sweet sounds of pan music pervaded Spring Garden highway and the immediate surroundings as the c...
7/16/2014: Symmonds raises concerns regarding entertainers in the House
There is a suggestion that between 2008 and 2013, little or nothing was done to ensure that Barbadia...
7/16/2014: Several opportunities lost, Opposition MP claims
Sportsmen in Barbados are being deprived of opportunities contained in the Economic Partnership Agre...
7/16/2014: Slight growth expected for Barbados
THE Barbados economy remains on course to realise some positive growth in 2014. “Based on a forec...
7/16/2014: Environmental activist: Waste management policies needed urgently
By RuthMoisa Stoute Environmental activist and Green Business Barbados Coordinator with the Futur...
7/15/2014: Re-Engagement Seminars launched to help employees under pressure
Public sector employees having a difficult time coping due to the recent lay-offs can now access cou...
7/15/2014: Workshop participants taught new techniques for coming school year
PRACTICE from Page 1 She expressed to The Barbados Advocate her expectation of educators taking p...
7/15/2014: Work-family balance must be promoted
THE unique work and family responsibilities of women, who whether employed full- time or unemployed,...
7/15/2014: The future of our youth is paramount
THE opportunities available to our youth will be what ensures Barbados’ survival in the world. This ...
7/15/2014: Employee counselling programmes being offered
MORALE from Page 1 Archer noted that through the facilitators of the programme – Network Services...
7/15/2014: Put theory into practice, teachers urged
By Kerri Gooding There is no shortage of training opportunities provided for educators in Barbado...
7/15/2014: Maintain morale
A mechanism has been put in place for workers left behind in agencies affected by retrenchment progr...
7/15/2014: CARIWA calls for focus on women’s health
Greater focus must be placed on ensuring that women in this region have access to the best health ca...
7/15/2014: Jones calling for more innovators
Minister of Education Ronald Jones wants to see more innovators come to the fore. Addressing the ...
7/15/2014: Rotary Club helping youth become citizens of the world
One of the goals of the Rotary Clubs of Barbados International Affairs Summer Academy is to teach it...
7/15/2014: Mottley gives Insurance industry advice
The insurance industry is being reminded that their future is inextricably linked to the welfare of ...
7/15/2014: Social media advice
Don’t be a slave to the various social platforms, were the words of advice offered to the 2014 gradu...
7/15/2014: Work with what you have, advises Principal
While you may not be pleased with the results that you would have gained in this year’s Common Entra...
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