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No giving it all up

No giving it all up

Dr Elizabeth Mary-Rose Ferdinand’s 35 years of service to Barbados’ public health has contributed to phenomenal changes and improvements to the island’s overall medical management sector. Just two and a half weeks into her retirement, the 66-year-old old told Barbados TODAY, in an interview at her Skeete’s Road, Jackmans, St Michael home, that while she [...]

$1/2m kidney transplant on the cards

He has to live on a strict diet free of lactose and low in sodium, potassium, protein and phosphorus; and must go to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital twice a week and be hooked up to a dialysis machine. To say that 27-year-old Nayan Warrington, one of this country’s bright sparks in the gospel music ministry, [...]

‘Bittersweet’ move

‘Bittersweet’ move

After almost three and a half decades at Christ Church Foundation School, Yvette Mayers is leaving to take up the post of principal at The St Michael School next month. Though pleased with the promotion from deputy principal and looking forward to the challenge of working with students, teachers and other stakeholders, hers is “a [...]

Humble head

Humble head

Michael Boyce will step through the doors of Lester Vaughan Secondary School in September as its new principal. Having spent almost 20 years in the teaching profession, mostly at The Alexandra School in St Peter, he will undertake this new role in a humble manner. Though excited to be making the journey from deputy principal [...]

New Harrison College head makes history

New Harrison College head makes history

Juanita Wade will move from Queen’s College to Harrison College come September, and, in so doing, will be the first female head of the 281-year-old institution. Although Wade is well aware that her arrival at the Crumpton Street, St Michael school will be an historic moment, she is, nevertheless, not focusing her attention on that. [...]

Mama’s op at 95

Mama’s op at 95

‘Had it not been for that operation, I might not be here today; I might be someplace else. I thank God for that!’ Why would a grandmother pursue radical surgery for cancer at the age of 95? This was the question ringing constantly in Rosalie Bailey’s ears as she was faced with making the biggest [...]

Born to teach

Born to teach

Teaching is the only profession Beverley Bancroft ever wanted. And although she is excited to have been given the task of leading the Graydon Sealy Secondary School (formerly the Garrison Secondary School) from September this year, she vows to continue teaching because she believes that is what she was born to do. Bancroft began her career [...]

Standing tall

Standing tall

Standing six feet, one inch tall, one would probably think Troy Hunte should pursue a career in the NBA, or perhaps be a professional fast bowler. But to ask him, even during his childhood, what career he most wanted to aspire to, without a doubt he would tell you a stlitwalker. Watching him dance, wuk [...]

Home, sweet home

Home, sweet home

This afternoon 16-year-old Barbadian Joshua Sobers-Henry walked through the arrival hall of the Grantley Adams International Airport full of emotions and a readiness to start his second chance at life. He looked around and smiled at his friends and relatives –– even those others he had never seen in his life before. It was a [...]

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