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Update

Good evening, everyone:

I have been away for a long time but note that all email and comment responses are now up-to-date so you can check your email/comment section.

 

I will try to post a Q & A at a later date since some of the questions asked fell into the same category and others may benefit.

 

I wish you well and belated New Year’s greetings.

 

Best regards,

 

Bajan Mom

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Tubal Ligation Reversal

Recently I have not been posting questions online but answering in email since it is easier than posting the backlog that has built up, however, here is a question with which you, the readers can help. One reader asks for a recommendation for a gynaecologist whose expertise is tubal ligation reversal. If you have any recommendations, kindly send an email to bajanmom@hotmail.com.

Thank you and best wishes,

Bajan Mom

Schools close at 12:30 pm tommorow

Good evening, readers.

The Ministry of Education has issued a statement indicating that, due to Union meetings, all schools will be closed tomorrow, Friday, April 22, 2016 at 12:30 pm.

Best regards,

Bajan Mom

TERM 2 ENDS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016

Good day, readers. The School Calendar for the School Year has been adjusted. So while the Ministry’s official school calendar states that the Term ends on Thursday for students, they have announced that that date is actually this WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016.

Have a blessed week ahead.

OAS Scholarships available

Please see the following link in regards to OAS scholarships available until March 31, 2016.

http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/77138/applications-accepted-oas-scholarships

UWI grants are available

According to the Tuesday, January 19, 2016 edition of the Nation newspaper, the Higher Education Tuition Grant is available and the Ministry of Education is inviting UWI students (of all campuses) to apply. To be eligible for the full grant, annual household income cannot exceed $25,000 or $2,100 a month. The student must have full-time status.

Partial grants are available to one part-time student whose annual household income is between $25,001 and $35,000 or $2,100 and $3,000 monthly. If there is more than one student from the household studying at UWI, then the restriction is for an annual household income of $45,000 or less or $3,750 a month or less.

Volunteers needed

Good evening, readers. Another quick post. Parents of daughters of the age to receive the HPV vaccine, I received the following email (edited for brevity) that may be of relevance to you. It is from a PhD student who has requested that I share her flyer with you. I have spoken to her via telephone and she is legitimate and has a sincere interest in the topic. Please note that the Facebook link only functions if you are logged in to Facebook. In case the flyer is not completely clear on your device, Nicole Charles may be reached via email at n.charles@mail.utoronto.ca or cell phone at 285-3838. Have your views heard on this important issue.

 

Hello good morning, 

My name is Nicole Charles and I’m a PhD student in Women and Gender Studies studying at the University of Toronto and conducting research on parents’ views and experiences with the hpv vaccine here in Barbados.

Here is a link to my FB page that provides a bit more insight into what my research is about: https://www.facebook.com/HPVVaccineBarbados/?fref=nf

Many thanks, Nicole

Here is said flyer:

PHD research flyer - HPV

Thank you

Good evening, dear readers.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you who have been faithfully reading, commenting and sending your queries and kind comments about how helpful this blog has been to you.

I also thank you for your patience and loyalty, since this busy mom has lessened the frequency of her blog posts. As I have said before, this is a labour of love freely given, but my family and my work need to be priority, I appreciate your understanding.

I wish you and your family a 2016 that is the fulfillment of your dreams, the happiness you deserve and I wish you strength and grace under pressure when Life challenges you. May God go with you.

Best wishes,

Bajan Mom

Student Visas for Barbados

A question was asked about student visas for foreign nationals to attend school in Barbados. I will try to write a proper article during the week. For now, please check the following links:

Advice on the process:

http://www.immigration.gov.bb/pages/StudentVisa.aspx

Necessary forms

http://www.immigration.gov.bb/pages/Downloads.aspx

School Calendar Update

Please note, there has been an addition to the school calendar. The Ministry of Education has announced that there will be NO SCHOOL ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016 to accommodate the launch of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of Independence.