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Slow learners left behind

Slow learners left behind

The authors of the White Paper on Education Reform (1995) had envisioned the introduction of new initiatives to improve the delivery of quality education in Barbados. One of the major innovations was the establishment of three secondary schools offering an alternative programme which would “be provided with an appropriate curricula, appropriate text books, specialized equipment, […]

Forde not surprised by closure of ‘the A.S.S.’ school

Forde not surprised by closure of ‘the A.S.S.’ school

A former education official says she is disappointed, but not surprised by last week’s announcement by Government of the closure of the Alma Parris Secondary School in St Peter. In fact, former parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Education Cynthia Forde has suggested that the shutdown was long in coming. “For two years, the Government […]

NSRL better than lay offs, says Stuart

NSRL better than lay offs, says Stuart

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart says he understands the cries of residents and businesses alike over the $542 million austerity package announced by Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler in his recent Budget. However, speaking on the sidelines of the just-concluded Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Heads of Government Summit in Grenada, Stuart suggested that the measures amounted to […]

No child under 17 should be ‘wukking up’ on stage – NCF

No child under 17 should be ‘wukking up’ on stage – NCF

Chief Executive Officer of the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) Cranston Browne is appealing to promoters to ensure that some level of decency is maintained at their events. Browne was responding to a video making the rounds on social media in which a young boy, said to be 16, could be seen gyrating on a woman […]

Tasker to take charge of Digicel’s local operations

Tasker to take charge of Digicel’s local operations

Former Commercial Director Alex Tasker is due to make his return to Digicel (Barbados) Limited as Chief Executive Officer, as Conor Looney, the current CEO, is promoted to the post of Hub Chief Executive Officer for the Irish telecommunications company’s Caribbean and Central American operations. Barbados TODAY confirmed Friday afternoon that Tasker, who left the […]

Swing state

Swing state

To figure out the St Michael South East constituency is to solve the Rubik’s Cube puzzle. It can be done, but it is not easy. Having won the seat of 8,327 registered voters by polling a mere 2,402 votes and by a ten vote margin in the 2013 general election, the Opposition Barbados Labour Party […]

Lashley: Relief coming for masquerade bands

Lashley: Relief coming for masquerade bands

A day after two Crop Over bands, Fantasy and Ravers, announced they were pulling out of this year’s festival for financial reasons, Government has intervened in a bid to halt any further full out and to safeguard the climax of this year’s national festival.    While expressing displeasure over the loss of the two Grand […]

Health shift

Health shift

It is not a done deal yet, but the Freundel Stuart administration has all but decided the way it wants to take the country in terms of its future financing of health care. Delivering the Astor B Watts lunchtime lecture at the headquarters of the ruling Democratic Labour Party Friday, Minister of Health John Boyce […]

Double whammy

Double whammy

“If it doesn’t make money, it doesn’t make sense”, says Jason Zeddo. The former manager of the now disbanded Fantasy Management Inc told Barbados TODAY in an exclusive interview today his company was facing over $250,000 in losses when it decided to throw in the towel on this year’s Grand Kadooment climax. Yesterday Barbados TODAY […]