June 16, 2019
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Government understands tourism will lead Barbados out of its current economic challenges, and as such, supports programmes which train and educate those in the industry. This was emphasized today by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, as he addressed the Certificate Ceremony for Virgin Holidays & the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) Education Foundation’s second season of Training...
Barbados has come in for praise for its work with the International Labour Office (ILO) over the years. The plaudits came on Tuesday as ILO’s Director-General, Guy Ryder, announced 2019 as “a special year for the ILO and for its relationship with the Caribbean” during the opening ceremony of the 11th ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour at Accra Beach...
For the Caribbean to be competitive in the global arena, it must be aware of how the world of work is changing.  This was underscored today by Minister of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, Colin Jordan, as he addressed the 11th ILO Meeting of Caribbean Ministers of Labour at the Accra Beach Resort and Spa, under the theme: Shaping a Brighter...
The Labour Department will be hosting Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Week from July 13 - 19, 2019. During July 15 - 16 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily, there will be a number of free seminars at the Accra Beach Hotel and Spa, Rockley, Christ Church under the theme “A Safe and Healthy Future of Work”. Topics include,...
Over the past decade, the Labour Department has been actively raising HIV awareness and advocating for the protection of the rights of workers, including those living with HIV and other life threatening illnesses. Recently, the department, which falls under the Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations, marked this significant milestone by collaborating with the Barbados Defence Force to host a 5K...
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...