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Teachers of Parkinson Memorial Secondary School stayed away from the classroom today.

They are upset that some students who allegedly brought knives and weapons onto the school compound last week were not disciplined.

This is what principal Jeff Broomes had to say about the action.


  1. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley February 10, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Very UNPROFESSIONAL Personal or political these teachers are bang outa order and want sacking. only in BARBADOS DOH. What good did this strike do for the Education of children, can striking prevent unruly children from bringing knives gun drugs into the school grounds, in every establishment there is a degree of danger. The chances are a tiny minority of kids might be armed with a weapon of some sort does the is warrant a walk out? * NO” Stupes respect due to a two foot dog.

  2. Fay Murrell
    Fay Murrell February 10, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Enough if this foolishness fire all ah them and hire some of the people who are out here begging hard for a job!

  3. Epaphras D. Williams
    Epaphras D. Williams February 10, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Why do schools need principals? Barbados wash way with general managers. I guess somebody gotta drink coffee all day long, sit in the big chair, talk on the phone, play games, draw a fat cheque and make subordinates miserable.

  4. Irresistible Holford
    Irresistible Holford February 10, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    Some of you are missing the point. Children that bring school weapons and are not disciplined may continue this trend of bringing a weapon to “defend themselves”. By striking, they have brought the problem into the public domain. I will say again, when these children are not punished, they may injure someone…when it is YOUR child that is injured, you will sing a different tune.

    • Jackie Agard
      Jackie Agard February 10, 2015 at 8:30 pm

      Irresistible, point well taken bringing it to the forefront vis a strike, is like up in arms. I think it could be dealt with more subtly
      …….. When found with any weapon, PPPPT parent, police, principal, pupil and Teacher, find out what’s going on with that child on a one on one, striking is more of a divide, let’s try to save the ones that wants to be save, save innocent lifes, a the hard to reach one, that where the police comes in, report to station on morning and evening, GOTTA TAKE GOOD SENSABLE MEASURES

  5. Conchita Moseley
    Conchita Moseley February 10, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Discipline the teachers!!!!!!! The ministry of Education pussyfooting with these unprofessional people. Suspending those pupils who believe they are cool because they carry weapons (might drive on to the streets), where there is no form of supervision. The Principal might be using a different strategy in the hope that these children will realise their mistakes and in future make better choices. Who is to say he is not meeting with these children before school? Get on with the job you are paid to do.


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