April 21, 2019
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Government is now in possession of a White Paper that will inform the framing of legislation to regulate the operations of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Barbados. Dubbed A Call For NGO Legislation In Barbados, it was handed over, in a brief ceremony, to Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, at the Warrens Office Complex. In expressing appreciation to the...
When Government rolls out its National First Jobs Programme, the matter of internships and giving people, particularly students and young people, exposure and opportunities to gain a practical side to their education, will be high on its agenda. This was emphasised on Wednesday by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan as he visited and toured Hyuna, a tech...
“An eye opener!” That’s what Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan received yesterday, when he visited Hyuna, a work environment he was “totally unfamiliar with”, at Balmoral Gap, Hastings, Christ Church. In recounting his experience to media representatives following the visit to Hyuna, Mr. Jordan, praised the company’s policy of hiring Barbadians and producing technological solutions locally,...
A new body has been launched in Barbados that will address concerns and issues put forward by several non-governmental and community-based organizations and civic society. It is the Social Justice Committee, which falls under the aegis of the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations. During a two-hour long meeting on Wednesday, at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, members of this...
The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations will convene its first meeting of the Social Justice Committee this Wednesday, March 27, in the Flamboyant Room North, Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre, Two Mile Hill, St. Michael. It will be held under the chairmanship of Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The meeting represents the launch...
The National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) has been praised for partnering with government, staying the course and not changing its principles, despite changing times. These accolades came from Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, as he addressed the NUPW’s 75th Conference, on Thursday evening at its headquarters on Dalkeith Road, St. Michael. Acknowledging that government identified with the NUPW, which...
Registration is requested for unemployed persons interested in attending the “Career Development Workshop for the Unemployed Youth,” to be held Friday, 22nd March, 2019 from 9:30 am to 3:15pm, at the Cave Hill School Of Business, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill. This Workshop is an inter-departmental exercise of the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations. It...
The Ministry wishes to draw your attention to the list of public holidays for the year 2019, where April 28 was listed as National Heroes Day. You are kindly asked to note that Monday, April 29th will be a public holiday in accordance with the First Schedule of the Public Holidays Act, which states that "where in any year the...
Minister of Labour, Colin Jordan, is reminding Barbadians that the aim of any good and just society is to enable an environment where people are able to be as happy, secure, efficient and productive as they could possibly be. He was speaking today at the launch of the National Workplace Wellness Policy at the Barbados Workers’ Union Headquarters, Solidarity House,...
A new initiative, rolled out to encourage health and wellness in workplaces across the island, is being recommended to all sectors. It is the National Workplace Wellness Policy, which was launched today at the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU) headquarters at Solidarity House, Harmony Hall, St. Michael. BWU General Secretary, Senator Toni Moore, acknowledging that the Union was proud of the initiative,...