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BEC training students for workplace

BEC training students for workplace

Students from eight secondary schools are this week getting familiar with workplace practices, as part of the Barbados Employers Confederation’s (BEC) annual workshop, Securing the Workforce of the Future. The workshop is being conducted in partnership with the Ministry of Labour. It is a partnership that the BEC’s labour management adviser Kara Sealy said would continue to add […]

Welcome donation for QEH

Welcome donation for QEH

The cash-strapped Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) has received a welcome donation of about $116,900 worth of equipment and training through philanthropic efforts. It came exactly a month after Chief Executive Officer Dr Dexter James announced that the health facility would be going after philanthropy in a big way to help fund its operations. Yesterday, officials […]

’Superwomen’ graduate

’Superwomen’ graduate

Twenty-three young mothers have graduated from a Mom-Preneurship Programme.  The programme was organized by St George resident Graham Clarke, to equip young mothers who have a passion to succeed with the necessary tools.  Minister of Labour, Social Security and Human Resources Development Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo applauded the young women for being “superwomen”. Identifying with the […]

No shame in men grieving

No shame in men grieving

Men are being encouraged to seek the assistance of bereavement services or support groups in times of mourning.  Following his feature address at the Bereavement Fellowship Service held at Restoration Ministries on Sunday night, assistant director of the National Assistance Board Andrew Browne told Barbados TODAY there was a reluctance among males to seek help during their time of […]

Dasrat Sugrim: Bringing back the past

Dasrat Sugrim: Bringing back the past

This past week at Limegrove Lifestyle Centre, furniture manufacturer Dasrat Sugrim held an exhibition aimed at reintroducing a style of a bygone era. Other than having a unique name – the name of the company’s owner – Dasrat Sugrim offers a unique product in plantation-styled furniture. Years ago, mahogany furniture was a regular commodity. That […]

Special treat for special kids

Special treat for special kids

Several of the island’s special children, who are physically challenged, enjoyed a day at the beach and took away presents during a Surfing Fun-Day on Saturday at Pebbles Beach, St. Michael. Coordinated by Christian Surfers Barbados, Courtesy Garage and Variety The Children’s Charity, the event was supported by close to 30 volunteers including some of the […]

A role for the state in parenthood

A role for the state in parenthood

The state is the third party holding responsibility to a Barbadian child, and should be made to pay its share of a DNA test, when a woman takes a man to court claiming he fathered her child, but the man denies. This type of state responsibility is what child advocate, Faith Marshall-Harris, believes should be inserted […]

Students rewarded for good deeds

Students rewarded for good deeds

The Joy to Your World Essay Contest winners were announced Sunday evening at Searocks Dome ahead of a concert featuring Nikita and the Leacock Family Singers. In this season of giving leading up to the event entitled Joy!, the essay competition formed part of a campaign to encourage young children to have empathy, to be generous […]

Fidel’s favourite book

Fidel’s favourite book

While Fidel Castro is best recognized as a revolutionary political leader, the former Cuban president had another serious passion — reading. Following the failed attack on the Moncada Barracks in 1952, Fidel was sent to a prison north of Santiago. It was here that the leader of the Cuban Revolution immersed himself in books, avidly […]

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