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Update on Maria Holder Nursery and Sharon Primary School

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that the Maria Holder Nursery at Sharon, St Thomas, will open on Monday, September 30, for all students. Meanwhile, Class Three and Four students of the Sharon Primary School, also in St Thomas, will report to the Jackson Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Jackson, St Michael for […]

Scholar Shani Waithe (centre) with her parents Paul Waithe and mother Veldene Waithe.

Do what you love

Shani Waithe has achieved her lifetime goal of becoming an island scholar. Her dreams came true last Friday when the Ministry of Education announced her as one of 27 Barbadian students to receive scholarships in 2019. “I really worked hard. So my advice to anybody who really wants to achieve a scholarship is that outside […]

Common entrance exam next Tuesday

Thousands of primary school students are expected to write the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination (BSSEE) on Tuesday, May 7. A total of 3,382 students will sit this year’s examination, also known as the 11-Plus or Common Entrance Exam. That figure is down 44 students compared to last year. According to the Ministry of Education, […]

Lodge School pays tribute to late stalwarts

Past and present students of the Lodge School gathered this morning to pay tribute to Major Sam Headley, the school’s first black head boy, and longstanding employee Aubrey Knight. The school’s flag was at half-mast and attendees observed a moment of silence as a mark of respect for the two stalwarts who contributed to the […]

Royal Fidelity awards teachers

Ten of this country’s most deserving teachers were rewarded for going above and beyond in their duties when Royal Fidelity hosted its 2018 National Distinguished Teachers’ Awards on Friday night. The event, which was designed to recognize teachers for their contribution to the island’s development through their profession, saw one teacher from the nursery level, […]

St George Secondary closed next week

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that the St. George Secondary School, located at Constant, St. George, will remain closed for the first week of the new school term. It will reopen on Tuesday, April 23. The closure is to allow for extensive refurbishment work on some of the bathrooms and […]

Eudine Barriteau

UWI supports innovation for regional growth

The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus has provided Caribbean entrepreneurs with another avenue to improve their skills. Today, the Centre for Professional Development and Life-long Learning (CPDLL) and Lumin Consulting Inc. (formerly UWI Consulting), signed a Memorandum of Understanding to govern the delivery of short courses and certificate programmes over the next […]

Ross University opens Barbados campus

The state-of-the art Ross University School of Medicine was officially opened last night at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Prime Minister Mia Mottley, Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw, president of parent company  Adtalem Global Education, Lisa Wardell, Dean William Owen Jr and Vice President of Operations Carey James, university officials, Members of Parliament and  business stakeholders were […]

Queen’s College Association awards first QCA-UWI Scholarships

Two recent graduates of Queen’s College have received some financial assistance from the Queen’s College Association (QCA) in pursuing their studies at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI). The QCA – the alumni association of Queen’s College – presented the inaugural QCA-UWI Scholarships to Brittanie Edwards and Ahmar Cumberbatch […]

Barbados needs more faith-based schools: Forde

Barbados is in need of more faith-based schools and religious persons, going into schools to minister to children. Minister of People Empowerment Cynthia Forde, who made the observation, said she was shaken up, after she recently visited a school and noticed that though the bell rang to signal the start of the day’s proceedings,  there […]

Sir Hilary Beckles

UWI to receive millions in reparation payments

The University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom has agreed to pay £200 million in reparation payments to the University of the West Indies. This was disclosed by Vice Chancellor of The UWI, Sir Hilary Beckles during a recent interview on the Jamaica News Network (JNN) programme – Insight. Beckles, who recently returned from the […]

Statement – Ministry of Education on Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training is aware of the issues surrounding the student protests at the Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School. The acting Minister of Education, Senator Lucille Moe and other Officers from the Ministry of Education visited the school and are satisfied that the correct procedure was followed by the administration […]

Resolve UWI funding issues – Arthur

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has called for swift action to resolve funding issues at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). During his hour-long presentation at the Cave Hill Campus’ Alumni Symposium on Saturday, Arthur called on regional governments to find new, creative, sustainable funding methods for the university. “The factor that stands […]

Former Prime Minister appointed UWI professor

Former Prime Minister Owen Arthur has been conferred with the title of Professor of Practice: Economics of Development by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. The appointment, which it took effect at the start of this month, was confirmed at the University Appointments Committee meeting in October. Arthur, who thanked the university […]

Yvette Walcott-Dennis

Job search

Scores of displaced Government workers have been interviewed by recruiters from Ross University, which is set to start operation in Barbados from January next year. The interviews were held at the Warrens Office Complex, between 9 am and 4 pm. on Wednesday. Many of those interviewed had submitted their application letter and resumes online. There […]

Education Minister wants BCC to help retrain retrenched workers

The Barbados Community College (BCC) has been called on to shape its curriculum to accommodate the retraining and retooling of retrenched workers. Minister of Education, Technological, and Vocational Training, Santia Bradshaw, made the call while delivering the feature address at the college’s 2018 graduation ceremony, at the Wildey Gymnasium, Saturday evening. “You will provide a […]

Dominica PM hints at legal action against Ross University

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said his administration is prepared to take legal action against the US-owned Ross University regarding the ownership and occupation of buildings on lands that had been leased to the offshore medical institution that has since relocated to Barbados. Earlier this year, Ross University left Dominica under controversial circumstances after having been […]