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Let’s talk!

Let’s talk!

The Guild of Students at the three campuses of the University of the West Indies (UWI) are heading to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart with a deal that, if accepted, would save Barbadian students from a tuition fee hike in September. And while president of the Guild of Students at the Cave Hill campus, Kai Bridgewater […]

UWI digs into agri-business with China

UWI digs into agri-business with China

Opening the doors of the Confucius Institute in Cave Hill not only put a physical form to the academic and cultural exchanges going on between people of Barbados and China for the past two years, but also signified realization of one of the plans of university principal Eudine Barriteau. The building commissioned last Thursday on […]

AG supports cell phone use in schools

AG supports cell phone use in schools

A recent video –– filmed with a mobile phone – showing a mob of students at Lester Vaughan School attacking one of their peers in a brutal assault is not enough to sway Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite to reverse his support for legitimizing the use of mobile devices in schools. Brathwaite’s Cabinet colleague, Minister of […]

Outrage!

Outrage!

She could have been killed! President of Barbados National Council of Parent Teacher Association (BNCPTA) Shone Gibbs said that was the chilling thought that went through his mind as he watched a video of a student being repeatedly kicked by fellow pupils. “There is no need for anyone to take the law into their own […]

UWI to introduce minor in Chinese

UWI to introduce minor in Chinese

The Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) is to offer an academic minor in Chinese beginning in the second semester of the 2017-2018 academic year, Principal Eudine Barriteau has announced. Barriteau last night told the official opening of the Confucius Institute’s (CI) new building at Cave Hill that the non-profit […]

Glitch in CXC Math paper leaves students on edge

Glitch in CXC Math paper leaves students on edge

An administrative glitch in the May/June Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Mathematics paper has left some students and parents on edge. However, the Barbados-based examination body said there was no need for concern, as the problem would not affect their grades. Barbados TODAY understands that students were flustered after realizing that the Mathematics papers in this […]

Class 4 students prepare for transition

Class 4 students prepare for transition

As Class 4 students await the results of the Common Entrance Examination, some of them have been getting some tips on what to expect when they head into secondary school in September. The Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit has been holding sessions this week, entitled In the Winning Circle – Making the Right Choice, for […]

Teachers’ union calls truce in row with ministry

Teachers’ union calls truce in row with ministry

The Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) is putting further industrial action on hold in response to progress in a row with the Ministry of Education over the “unfair dismissal” of three of its members. BSTU President Mary Redman Tuesday afternoon announced there was movement at last from Government after teachers failed  to report for work last […]

Redman denies nepotism drove recent BSTU action

President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman is refuting claims that nepotism played a part in the union’s response to the alleged unfair dismissal of three of its members. One of BSTU members at the centre of the dispute is believed to be Redman’s son, giving rise to concerns that teachers may […]

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