Sunday, April 21, 2024

Labour College to be isolation facility


Share post:

Families taking shelter at the Barbados Workers’ Union’s Frank Walcott Labour College in Mangrove, St Philip, are not being thrown out, says acting Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Corey Lane.

During a site visit yesterday, Lane, who is parliamentary secretary in the ministry and was standing in for substantive Minister Kirk Humphrey, told the Sunday Sun there were some inaccuracies being circulated regarding temporary living arrangements there.

He said the 26 families were being relocated to facilitate preparations to set up the Labour College as a COVID-19 isolation facility.

“In the briefing yesterday (Friday) as Acting Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, the matter of the move from the Labour College, involving persons displaced by Hurricane Elsa from July 2, was the first matter brought to my attention,” Lane said. (SB)

Subscribe now to our eNATION edition for the full story.

For the latest stories and breaking news updates download the Nationnews apps for iOS and Android.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

Update: Flash Flood Warning in effect for central districts

The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) has expanded its Flash Flood Warning to include the central part of the...

Flash Flood Warning in effect for northwestern districts

The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) has issued a Flash Flood Warning for the northern districts of Barbados, effective...

Dust haze advisory remains in effect for Barbados

The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) urges residents to be aware of an ongoing significant dust haze advisory. A...

Public cautioned against fake social media posts about President

Members of the public are being cautioned against participating in any schemes claiming to be in the name...