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‘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 [...]

On God’s mission to Brazil

On God’s mission to Brazil

Many a football fan would have longed for or dreamt of a chance to travel to Brazil when the recent 2014 FIFA World Cup was being held there. But for Beverley Pinder it was more than hoping and wishing. She actually got the opportunity. However, her intent was not to take in any of the football action. Rather, [...]

‘Strong’ Saniyah!

‘Strong’ Saniyah!

Natalie Ollivierre endures many sleepless nights, as she stays up listening to her four-year-old daughter Saniyah’s heartbeat. She spends many hours adoring her gift from God and wondering how much longer she has with her before the rage of a serious heart condition snaps her from the comfort and protection of her bosom. Though the [...]

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