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Men’s advocacy group launched

A new advocacy group has been launched with the aim of driving men away from violence by discussing their problems and becoming more in tune with their feelings and emotions. During the official launch of Men’s Empowerment and Network Support (MENS) at the Barbados Family Planning Association (BFPA), President Fabian Sargeant expressed concern at the […] The post Men’s advocacy ...

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Lashes to ‘ashes’

Government intends to eventually abolish corporal punishment in favour of other alternative methods of discipline says Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw. While addressing the 14th Annual Child Research Conference at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies of the University of the West Indies on Thursday, Bradshaw acknowledged Government’s reluctance to amend […] The post Lashes to ...

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Squeezing more from Barbados’ sugarcane

One of Barbados’ main private sugarcane producers is calling for an urgent overhaul of the struggling industry and for greater focus to be placed on earning more from a variety of outputs. Director of Barbados Farms Limited Edward Clarke told Barbados TODAY of the need for a revamping of the sugarcane industry with the “utmost […] The post Squeezing more ...

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Forde: Crime plan needed

Barbados needs a comprehensive, integrated crime reduction strategy. And, says criminologist Yolande Forde in the absence of such a strategy, she is not surprised at the 42 murders that have taken place on the island so far for the year. She warned that piecemeal, ad hoc, knee-jerk measures and approaches would not help to reduce […] The post Forde: Crime ...

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