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‘No reason to fear fourth UWI campus in Antigua’

‘No reason to fear fourth UWI campus in Antigua’

Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Sir Hilary Beckles says Barbados has nothing to fear, amid a compelling proposal advanced by the Gaston Browne-led administration in Antigua for the establishment of a fourth UWI campus in St John’s. The proposal, which has been received by the UWI Council, is to be the […]

‘Misguided UWI’

‘Misguided UWI’

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill campus has come in for scathing criticism from a Government senator, who has charged that the tertiary institution has lost its prestige and is now lagging behind its regional and international counterparts. While defending the ruling Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) 2013 decision to stop footing the […]

Rumblings in the BSTU

Rumblings in the BSTU

Two high-ranking officials of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) reportedly tendered their resignations this week from the executive, amid rumblings within the BSTU. However, up to late this evening feverish behind the scene attempts were being made to have the resignation letters rescinded, with top officials of the teachers’ union said to be locked […]

Ball dropped

Ball dropped

Barbados’ main advocacy group for men has been given a failing grade for its representation of fathers who have been denied access to their children. The stinging indictment has come from founder of Access for Fathers, Kammie Holder, who said today he was forced to step up and take the lead on the issue because […]

Alarm raised at BCC

Alarm raised at BCC

Classes were disrupted today after the fire alarm was triggered at the Barbados Community College’s Hospitality Institute at PomMarine. The development coincided with protest action by students over the alleged ill treatment of one of their colleagues. At the centre of the controversy is the Acting President of the Guild of Students Kobie Broomes, who […]

Alleyne gets a sixth form

Alleyne gets a sixth form

The 232-year-old Alleyne School is the newest secondary school to get a sixth form. Today, Minister of Education Ronald Jones led a team of officials for the installation of 20 students, including eight boys and 12 girls, into sixth form at the St Andrew-based learning institution. A beaming Jones hailed the development saying “this is […]

Plug pulled on plans to host Dominican students at BCC

Plug pulled on plans to host Dominican students at BCC

Plans for the Barbados Community College (BCC) to accept close to 50 students from storm-ravaged Dominica have been abruptly scrapped. Minister of Education Ronald Jones told Barbados TODAY this afternoon that his ministry had been informed by the Dominican authorities that the arrangement for the students, following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria last month, […]

Jones not intervening in St Leonard’s impasse

Jones not intervening in St Leonard’s impasse

Minister of Education Ronald Jones said he had no intention of intervening in the impasse between the St Leonard’s Boys’ School and two of the leading public sector trade unions, even though industrial action could be mere hours away. Jones told Barbados TODAY it was for other people to resolve the dispute over the sacking […]

UWI principal warns of ‘looming crisis’ in higher education

UWI principal warns of ‘looming crisis’ in higher education

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill Campus, Professor Eudine Barriteau is warning of “a looming crisis”, which she says will affect the ability of the average Barbadian to afford a tertiary education. Speaking during a ceremony to announce a US$2,500 scholarship for first year student Akilah Jordan-Watson […]

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