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Wrong call, Mr Jones – Redman

Wrong call, Mr Jones – Redman

The reversal of a ban on cell phone use in schools is not going down well with teachers, who contend there are already too many problems associated with smart phones at school. Minister of Education Ronald Jones last Saturday announced that a new policy on mobile technology use in nursery, primary and secondary schools would […]

Racism makes a return to private schools – Welch

Racism makes a return to private schools – Welch

There has been a resurgence of “race and class” among the teaching and student populations of private schools here, a former university professor has charged. According to retired Deputy Principal of the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Professor Pedro Welch, the introduction of public schools had seen a drastic […]

UWI Guild clears the air on election disqualifications

UWI Guild clears the air on election disqualifications

The Guild of Students at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, is defending its recent decision to disqualify three Barbadian students from contesting this year’s Guild elections. This after the President of the Barbados Students’ Association (BSA) Kareem Smith last week cried foul on the entire elections process, saying it was unconstitutional. Smith […]

PM honoured by Oxford University

PM honoured by Oxford University

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has been elected an Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford University. The decision of the Governing Body of Keble College took effect on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The Prime Minister has accepted the conferment, describing it as “an honour for Barbados and Barbadians”. Keble College is one of the over 30 constituent colleges […]

More Bajans to get tuition assistance to attend UWI

More Bajans to get tuition assistance to attend UWI

Government has pledged to increase the qualifying household income threshold for students requiring state-funded tuition fees to attend the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), it was revealed Friday. Principal Professor Eudine Barriteau disclosed that Minister of Education Ronald Jones had approved her request to raise the threshold from $25,000 […]

Edu-shift

Edu-shift

The days of Government supplying ‘one university graduate in every household’ are all but over. Minister of Labour Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo said as much Friday when she addressed the Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) lunchtime lecture at party headquarters George Street, St Michael. “Our focus now is to ensure that our education is demand driven, not supply […]

Call the cops

Call the cops

President of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) Mary Redman has added her voice to a call for a police investigation into allegations of sabotage at Combermere School in Waterford, St Michael. Redman made the comment in light of yet another disruption of classes at the school Tuesday morning following the return of the foul stench […]

Major threat

Major threat

If you thought that the recent Combermere stink had ended, think again. In fact, following claims of deliberate sabotage levelled by Minister of Education Ronald Jones earlier this week, the head of the school’s History Department, Anglican priest Reverend Charles Morris, Friday cautioned that much more was currently at play at the Waterford, St Michael school. […]

It’s sabotage!

It’s sabotage!

History teacher Reverend Charles Morris may not agree, but Minister of Education Ronald Jones is insisting that sabotage has definitely been at play, amid the bothersome environmental woes ––including a nasty odour –– that have been pervasive at Combermere School for over two years now. Delivering a detailed report on investigations and work carried out at the […]

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