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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 […]

CXC e-testing begins

CXC e-testing begins

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) reported success as it officially launched its Electronic Testing Service to the region yesterday. Some 500 candidates from seven countries – Jamaica, Grenada, Dominica, Cayman Islands, Anguilla, St Lucia and Montserrat and St Lucia – tested the online initiative which allowed students to use a computer or an electronic device […]

Education system gets two thumbs up

Education system gets two thumbs up

Barbados is being seen by one regional policymaker as a leader in an evolving Caribbean education system. Antigua and Barbuda’s Minister of Education Michael Browne said education in the region continued to progress, with Barbados at the top of the pack. “They are evolving; Barbados perhaps leads the way in the extent to which it […]

Stench returns

Stench returns

Just when they thought it was over, the stench that has plagued Combermere School for well over a year, has flared up again. However, while some classrooms were evacuated around 10 a.m. as a result, classes were not seriously disrupted as was the case with the previous flare up in November last year when the […]

Spend more on early education training – UWI official

Spend more on early education training  – UWI official

A leading University of the West Indies (UWI) official is pleading with regional governments to invest in training of early education teachers. Chairman of the Eastern Caribbean Joint Board of Teacher Education (ECJBTE) Dr Babalola Ogunkola Tuesday expressed concern that only four of the seven member countries have students enrolled in the associate degree programme in […]

Vindicated!

Vindicated!

Combermere teachers have been absolved! That was the position of outspoken teacher Reverend Charles Morris who finally exhaled after receiving assurances that it was now safe for students and teachers to return to school. The teachers had come in for criticism after walking off the job last November, complaining that recurring environmental problems were making […]

Teachers give OK

Teachers give OK

Teachers at Combermere School have agreed to return to the classroom Tuesday. However this decision came only after their concerns over the environmental problems at the Waterford, St Michael learning institution were allayed at virtually the 11th hour. The consensus came after an hour-long meeting between staff and the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) at […]

Combermere mystery solved

Combermere mystery solved

After more than a year of disruptions, the mystery surrounding the foul odour that has permeated the Combermere School compound has finally been solved. Following “an extensive and fairly rigorous” examination, a team of technical specialists has concluded that chemical waste from Science labs, was one of the main reasons behind the pungent smell that […]

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