Tag Archives: Social

A National Symposium On Social Protection In Agriculture Takes Place Here Today

Some sixty stakeholders in the agricultural sector and social protection agencies across the country will attend the Symposium, as part of activities leading up to World Food Day 2015. The symposium is aimed at heightening public awareness on the contribution of social protection programs towards poverty reduction and food security. The Ministry of Agriculture and… Continue Reading →

The NIS Says That Many Vendors In SVG Have Been Registering And Paying Their Social Security Contributions

Executive Director of the National Insurance Services (NIS), Reginald Thomas said while they have a high degree of compliance among vendors, they will continue to work along with them to have more vendors registered. He said this initiative will also form part of their 2015 public outreach campaigns. Mr. Thomas said an issue which they… Continue Reading →

More Young People Are Getting More Job Training Experience Through Social Programmes

Hundreds of young people throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines are being afforded the opportunity to gain on-the-job training in various disciplines through the efforts of the Ministry of Social Development. Minister of Social Development, Frederick Stevenson, spoke of the achievements in this regard during his contribution to the 2015 National Budget Debate in Parliament… Continue Reading →

Frederick Stevenson On improving The Efficiency Of Social Programmes

Minister of Social Development, Frederick Stevenson, said the various departments within the Ministry have realigned existing programmes in an effort to improve efficiency in their delivery. He spoke of these efforts during his contribution to the 2015 national Budget Debate in Parliament last week. Minister Stevenson said the ministry has consolidated various programmes to reduce… Continue Reading →

Dr. Ralph Gonsalves On The Achievements Of Social Services Programmes

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has outlined the strides made by the ULP Government over the last 13 years, in the area of social services. Dr. Gonsalves spoke of the Government’s achievements in this area, as he wound up debate on the 2015 National Budget in Parliament on Tuesday. He said a significant proportion of… Continue Reading →

Minister Fredrick Stevenson On Implementing Social Reforms

Minister of Social Development, Frederick Stevenson, said the Ministry continues to implement reforms aimed at improving the delivery of social services to Vincentians. He spoke of these initiatives during his contribution to the 2015 national Budget Debate in Parliament on Friday. Minister Stevenson said research and evaluations were conducted to determine the demand in relation… Continue Reading →

Over $300,000 EC Allocated To The Poverty Alleviation Programme

Several communities across the country will benefit from poverty alleviation programmes to be implemented in the New Year by the Ministry of Social Development. Minister of Social Development, Frederick Stephenson made the disclosure, as he contributed to debate on the 2015 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure in Parliament last week. He indicated that over three… Continue Reading →