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Remove him!

Remove him!

Outspoken Combermere School senior teacher Reverend Charles Morris has given the school’s principal Vere Parris a failing grade for his handling of the ongoing environmental woes plaguing the secondary school at Waterford, St Michael. In a candid interview with Barbados TODAY, Morris rubbished Parris’ notion of sabotage being at the heart at the latest flare […]

Don’t blame us, says Morris

Don’t blame us, says Morris

Outspoken educator and Anglican cleric Reverend Charles Morris Thursday accused the Ministry of Education of treating teachers at Combermere School with utter contempt in the midst of an ongoing environmental saga at the Waterford, St Michael institution. In an interview with Barbados TODAY, Morris, who is head of the school’s History department, also expressed strong concern […]

Broken link

Broken link

The two unions representing the island’s teachers are not on board with Monday’s planned One People, One Barbados Human Chain Link in observance of the island’s 50th anniversary of Independence. In fact, the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) and the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) in a joint statement made it clear that teachers could […]

BSTU concerned about displaced Combermere students

BSTU concerned about displaced Combermere students

President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman is expressing concern over the length of time that the Ministry of Education is taking to find alternatives accommodation for the displaced students and teachers of Combermere School. It has been a week since the Waterford learning institution was closed due to environmental concerns, and […]

Combermere shut down again

Combermere shut down again

The recurring mysterious environmental problems that have plagued Combermere School since the last academic year have again forced Government to shut down the school. The Ministry of Education Tuesday evening issued a statement through the Barbados Government Information Service advising that the Waterford, St Michael learning institution would be closed until further notice. It said the […]

Sealy defends Govt’s position on tertiary education

Sealy defends Govt’s position on tertiary education

A senior Government official has stoutly defended the ruling Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) record on education, telling party supporters that the recent abolition of free tertiary education was nothing to be embarrassed about. Harking back to his own university experience in Florida, Minister of Tourism Richard Sealy pointed out to a group of party supporters […]

Combermere needs a lasting solution – Gibbs

Combermere needs a lasting solution – Gibbs

President of the Barbados National Council of Parent Teacher Associations Inc. (BNCPTA) Shone Gibbs is appealing to education authorities to fix the environmental problems at Combermere School “once and for all”. Amid reports that a strong stench has once again enveloped the Waterford, St Michael learning institution and that a number of students and teachers […]

Williams calls for stronger PTA relationships

Williams calls for stronger PTA relationships

Local business magnate, Ralph ‘Bizzy’ Williams today stressed the importance of cohesive relationships between parents and teachers, noting that both sides need to do their best “to be on one team”. Addressing the executive committee conference of the Barbados National Council of Parent-Teachers Associations (BNCPTA) at the Divi Southwinds Resort, Williams highlighted the need for […]

UWI attracting more OECS students

UWI attracting more OECS students

While it continues to record an overall decline in student enrolment, the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) is attracting a growing number of students from the Eastern Caribbean. Head of Language, Linguistics and Literature Dr Ian Craigg revealed Thursday morning that 515 students from the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States […]

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