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PM’s promise

PM’s promise Prime Minister Freundel Stuart speaks at the opening of the Violet Gittens Centre at the Nightingale Complex. (Sandy Pitt)

Sat, January 12, 2013 - 6:43 PM

Government has pledged its support to philanthropy and the protection of vulnerable groups, especially children.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart made the commitment today before cutting the ribbon to officially open the new $3 million state-of-the-art Violet Gittens Centre at the Nightingale Complex in Black Rock, St Michael.

While commending the Barbados Children’s Trust, Child Care Board, Ministry of Family, Youth, Sports and Culture and other stakeholders for bringing to fruition the 26-bed centre which will cater to children with special needs, Stuart said the state also had a crucial role to play.

He said while successive governments of Barbados had, with varying degrees of intensity, applied their minds and efforts to formulating child care policies, including the establishment of the Child Care Board, the current administration was particularly keen on philanthropy.

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