It is estimated that 83 per cent of deaths in Barbados are caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and one in three children in Barbados is overweight or obese. Research also shows that 1 in 5 adult Barbadians has diabetes, 66 per cent of adults are overweight, and 33 per cent are obese. These alarming statistics have been major causes of concern for those in the medical fraternity, as the country continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) took advantage of the serious economic, monetary and social crisis that the COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to in most nations of Latin America and the Caribbean to strengthen its financial control over the countries in the region that requested loans.
Responding to a question about employers taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to lay off staff and rehire for less, the Minister suggested that Windjammer breached the labour code and allowed the [workers'] redundancy period to mature, while failing to pay the workers on time.
Central to the new focus and vision is the notion that CARICOM’s Reparations Campaign must actively reach out to the continent of Africa, and to Africa’s premier multilateral organization – the African Union (AU).
What does it mean that a supposedly ‘unimportant’, impoverished, nation is the only non-enemy government mentioned by those in charge of US and Canadian diplomacy?
Workers of Preconco Limited withdrew their labour today after eight shop stewards were suspended until further notice, reportedly for attending a meeting with Minister of Labour Colin Jordan and the Barbados Workers’ Union (BWU).
The dysfunctional character of the Barbadian economy, which has been inherited from its historical role as a single crop sugar producer for Britain’s imperial economy, has been fully exposed by the Covid crisis. The collapse of the tourism sector has seen unemployment shoot up to around 40% and the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) has announced that it has completely depleted its unemployment fund and this will need to be recapitalised. The only option in this direction will be through further borrowing.
The Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations is continuing work on the development of a National Language Policy for Saint Lucia.
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