STEP classes

H. Lavity Stoutt Community College’s Financial Services Institute will offer two classes from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners beginning in June. A Foundation Certificate in International Trust Management will begin on June 3 and finish on Dec. 6. The course will be held on Mondays from 5:30-8 p.m. The FSI will offer the STEP Diploma Two Course in Company Law and Practice on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the release added.  The course costs $2,700. Registration for the courses closes on May 3, and fees must be paid in advance to the FSI. For more information contact the FSI’s deputy director, Dr. Sandra Besson, at 852-7173 or at

CDB training

The Caribbean Development Bank is training 13 Haitian hotel employees at a workshop in Barbados that began Monday, the institution announced. The training programme will last until May 3 and is designed to help employees learn skills in food and beverage management, front desk operations and housekeeping, according to a CDB press release. The bank’s Caribbean Technological Consulting Services and the Haitian Tourism Association are collaborating in the training. Last year the groups trained nine Haitians in tourism skills. The programme is “intended to contribute to filling the void created by a number of qualified persons who have migrated from Haiti after the earthquake, and to complement the limited training provided in Haiti due to the absence of a well-established hotel trades training institution,” according to the CDB.