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Teachers are not shut out, assures Jones

Teachers are not shut out, assures Jones

Minister of Education Ronald Jones is assuring that the island’s teachers have not been shut out of the process of decision making in relation to the soon-to-be established Teaching Service Commission. Following an announcement made by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last week that the commission will be proclaimed into law on October 16, Jones has […]

St Leonard’s dispute still not settled

St Leonard’s dispute still not settled

The Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) says the ball is now in the Ministry of Education’s court as far as the dispute at the St Leonard’s Boys’ School is concerned. On two occasions over the past two weeks, the school was forced to close early after teachers and other unionized members of staff called in […]

Zero interest

Zero interest

Retired school principal Jeff Broomes will not be carrying the ruling Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) banner in the next general election. In fact, don’t expect him to represent the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) either, since Broomes is today making it clear that he has no interest whatsoever in running for any political party. “I […]

Barbados team off to Abu Dhabi

Barbados team off to Abu Dhabi

The Barbados team for the 44th international WorldSkills Competition has departed the island for Abu Dhabi ahead of the October 15 to 18 event. The team comprises Takiya Jordan, Roshida Griffith, Tinisha Hall and Akeil Craig-Browne, who will represent the island in hairdressing, fashion technology, cooking and automobile technology respectively. They are accompanied by officials […]

Barbados urged not to delay on building codes

Barbados urged not to delay on building codes

Barbados has been warned to urgently beef up its building codes and strengthen or rebuild weak infrastructure given the recent super hurricanes that hit the Caribbean. The advice has come from Anguilla’s Minister of Tourism Cardigan Connor, who is beseeching the Freundel Stuart administration not to disregard lessons from the aftermath of hurricane Irma, which […]

Get with it!

Get with it!

Minister of Education Ronald Jones is concerned that schools in Barbados are not meeting the needs of today’s students, owing to the fact that teachers are not technologically savvy enough. “We are still testing students by paper tests that you [teachers] might take three weeks to correct,” he said at the launch of the School […]

Not calling

Not calling

A clearer picture is emerging of the fallout suffered by regional ports – including the Bridgetown Port – following the passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria last month. President of the Caribbean Shipping Association and General Manager of the Bridgetown Port David Jean-Marie revealed yesterday that while the regional shipping industry had generally weathered the […]

Cherry still promising to ease foul situation at Lower Estate

Cherry still promising to ease foul situation at Lower Estate

Amid strong complaints from residents of the surrounding communities about the smoke and foul stench emanating from his Lower Estate, St George plant, embattled waste hauler Anderson Fat Child Cherry has announced a temporary halt to his waste separation operations there. “We are remedying the problem as we only accept the inert material . . […]

Exposed!

Exposed!

Controversial businessman Mark Maloney is being praised by an unlikely source for what has been described as “saving” ordinary people from Prime Minister Freundel Stuart. St James Central Member of Parliament Kerrie Symmonds issued the praise while charging that  Government was prepared to put scores of low-income tenants into the Valery apartments at Brittons HiIl, […]