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Reading Week making a difference

Reading Week making a difference

Eagle Hall Primary School has started to feel the positive impact of its annual Reading Week. Principal Orlando Jones said the emphasis on reading is not only enhancing pupils’ ability to cope in the classroom but is also improving their social skills. According to him, many of the students are better able to discuss issues […]

Peer mediation project tackling school violence

Peer mediation project tackling school violence

In an attempt to address the issue of violence among secondary school students, a local attorney-at-law has initiated a peer meditation pilot project at the Lester Vaughan Secondary School. Aside from being a lawyer, Maria Phillips is the principal trainer at the Caribbean Centre for Conflict Management. Her move into conflict management was triggered by […]

Another kidney transplant success

Another kidney transplant success

Barbados has recorded its third successful living-donor kidney transplant operation at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the past nine months, with the support of international charity Transplant Links Community and sponsor Republic Bank. The announcement of the successful surgery in which a young woman received a kidney donated by her mother, was made by consultant […]

Productivity focus bearing fruit

Productivity focus bearing fruit

The Productivity Council’s 2017 mission to “de-mystify” productivity in an effort to encourage behavioural change seems to be bearing fruit, with an increasing number of Barbadians reporting that they are striving to be more productive. That is according to productivity officer at the Council, Jannell Arthur, who said that since 2017 was designated the National Year […]

SPISE making robotics push

SPISE making robotics push

With the aim of creating the next Mark Zuckerberg or Larry Page, the Student Programme for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) kicked off last Saturday at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus. The 2017 SPISE cohort consists of 24 secondary school students from 13 Caribbean countries. They will be immersed in […]

HC graduates told future for the taking

HC graduates told future for the taking

One hundred and sixty-four students closed the final chapter of their secondary school life as they graduated from Harrison College on Saturday. And they were advised to grasp the many possibilities that would be available to them to make their mark. The advice came from Gillian Alleyne, the first female general secretary of the Caribbean Congress […]

Cadet band hits high note

Cadet band hits high note

The Barbados Cadet Corps Band has become the first in the corps’ history to receive a commendation. Canada’s High Commissioner to Barbados Marie Legault requested that the commendation be given after the band’s exceptional performance earlier this month at 150th anniversary celebrations for the confederate state, held at the Canadian Embassy here. The band had […]

Celebrating the centenary of Indian emancipation

Celebrating the centenary of Indian emancipation

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has issued the following statement in recognition of the centenary of the abolition of the Indenture Act. This year, the Caribbean Community is rising to celebrate the centennial of the defeat of post-slavery indentured servitude and the final emancipation of the Indian […]

Graduates given lessons of life

Graduates given lessons of life

The excitement of 27 St Ursula’s secondary school graduates at the prospect of facing the adult world has been tempered by words of caution on the realities and the advice to keep close the spirit of the institution’s teaching. The girls bade farewell to their Collymore Rock school in a ceremony that involved rites of candle […]

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