General Secretary of the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU), Toni Moore speaking to the media after a meeting with public servants at Solidarity House on Tuesday evening. Behind her (from left) are: Deputy General Secretary and Director of Industrial Relations at the BWU, Dwayne Paul; Vice President, BWU, Carol Boyce and Senior Assistant General Secretary, Public Relations/Occupational Safety and Health, Orlando “Gabby” Scott.

15 per cent salary increase


Two-year-old J’dae Prescott-Griffith, the very first recipient on the island to benefit from cochlear implant surgery, gives a thumbs up to signal her delight with the procedure, which has given her the gift of hearing. She was accompanied by her parents, Damian Griffith and Janelle Prescott (left); Phillipa Challis (right), one of the Trustees of the Sandy Lane Charitable Trust; Dr. Daniel Coelho (second from right), Medical Director of the VCU School of Medicine’s Cochlear Implant Programme, the surgeon who performed the procedure; and other key partners in the collaborative venture.




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