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  1. NCSA sees an increase in clients for Counselling Programme

    The National Council on Substance Abuse (NCSA) has seen a slight increase in the number of people reaching out for counselling. During the month of March 2021 alone 37 counselling sessions were scheduled. Their clientele range in age from 13 to 71 and presented with substance use issues, emotional and behavioural issues. With Barbados still […]

    May 17, 2021HealthNo comments
  2. Domestic Violence workshop generates a Train the Trainers spin-off

    An American criminologist praises Barbadians for seeking to expand their training by embracing Non-Law Enforcement communities. This was revealed by Don Lizotte of the United States Department of Justice while officiating at the presentation of certificates at Police Headquarters on Roebuck St in the City, over the weekend, Mr Lizotte said those who graduated felt […]

    October 20, 2015CrimeNo comments
  3. Montserratians engage virulent radio campaign on Child Abuse

    A new series of public service announcements are on heavy rotation at¬†ZJB Radio Montserrat. The PSAs were commissioned by the Department of Social Services to bring awareness to the ongoing problem of child abuse on the island. The first installment of ads were written and produced by Goldenmedia and highlight several issues which social workers […]

    September 17, 2015ControversyNo comments
  4. Teen Suicide: Boys need help too…

    It is a tragedy for our society when any child takes his or her life. The death of 12 year old Shemar Weekes in Barbados is one more example of the many children who have committed suicide within the Caribbean region. Teen suicide is one of the major concerns for adolescents who suffer from depression […]

    May 19, 2015HealthNo comments
  5. Mentoring to tackle the problem of gangs: By Felicia Browne

    The Caribbean Mentorship Institute (CMI) is alarmed by the number of young persons who have been associated with gang-related activities within the Caribbean region. The Institute, which focuses on the mentoring of young people, believes that mentoring provides a good environment for the youth to develop their personal and professional skills. Mentoring has been known […]

    April 26, 2015CrimeNo comments
  6. Corporate Barbados urged to invest in youth

    The head of an organisation designed to steer young people away from substance abuse and behavioural disorders has urged more of corporate Barbados to invest in them before it is too late. Chairman of Drug Education and Counselling Services (DECS), Pastor Roger Husbands made this call recently after meeting with CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank at […]

    April 13, 2015EducationNo comments
  7. Barbados Rugby Football Union (BRFU) promoting “Get Into Rugby”

    Internationally acclaimed training programme Get Into Rugby is coming to Barbados in 2015. After a very successful trial run from August to December 2014, involving approximately 25 children form both primary and secondary schools, the Barbados Rugby Football Union (BRFU) will be officially launching this activity later this month. The aim of the programme is […]

    January 7, 2015RugbyNo comments
  8. Barbadian Counsellor appreciates KFC’s support, but – More funding needed for rehabilitation of at-risk Barbadian youths

    There is a dire need for more funding to support rehabilitation programmes for at-risk youth in Barbados. Chairman of Drug Education and Counselling Services (DECS), Roger Husbands, in making this revelation recently, hailed a four-year long partnership between his organisation and KFC as a model of how corporate Barbados can assist. Husbands made the comments […]

    December 19, 2014CrimeNo comments
  9. OAS & Canadian partnership hopes to reduce Addict Recidivism in Caribbean jails

    The Organization of American States (OAS), through the Executive Secretariat (ES), of the Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), inaugurated today the 3rd and last two-day regional training workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Drug Treatment Courts (DTCs) in Bridgetown, Barbados. The workshop involved officials of the justice area, health sector and treatment areas, including […]

    December 4, 2014CrimeNo comments

    The Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD) of the Organization of American States (OAS) will convene a regional training workshop in Barbados on Drug Treatment Court (DTC) Monitoring and Evaluation at The Crane Resort, in St. Philip on 3rd and 4th December, 2014. This Workshop is a continuation of similar capacity building events held in […]

    November 29, 2014CrimeNo comments
  11. Bridgetown U.S. Embassy urge Caribbean Police to engage new methods of combatting Domestic Violence, be agents of improvement in their Force

    The Regional Security System recently concluded a seminar on training Officers to handle Domestic Violence and the session held many eye openers for both the trainers and those participating. Deputy Chief Of Mission for the Bridgetown US Embassy, Aruna Amirthanayagam, was very firm in outlining to graduands how the lessons acquired must not stay and […]

    October 21, 2014CrimeNo comments