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Some Lester Vaughan students to return to school Monday

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that classes will resume for third to fifth form students of the Lester Vaughan School tomorrow, Monday, October 22. An announcement will be made later about the date for the return of the first and second formers. (BGIS)

UWI graduates urged to develop their island states, region

Graduates of the University of West Indies  Cave Hill campus were today reminded of their responsibility to develop their island states and the Caribbean. Chancellor Robert Bermudez was speaking during the graduation ceremony held this morning for the Faculties of Humanities & Education, Science and Technology, Law and Medical Sciences. The head of the UWI indicated that […]

PM’s Address: Intervention was necessary to avert ‘humanitarian crisis’ at WUB

Government’s intervention to assist the students at Washington University of Barbados (WUB) was necessary to avert a humanitarian crisis, Prime Minister Mia Mottley said Sunday. The mainly young Indian students were left stranded without food, electricity, water and money while chief executive officer of the St Philip-based institution Rao Venkata Gopi remains in custody facing […]

The Ministry of Education closed the Lester Vaughan School on Wednesday for cleaning.

Lester Vaughan School closed this week

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that the Lester Vaughan School, at Cane Garden, St Thomas, will remain closed this week. This is to allow for the necessary environmental remediation to take place at the school. The Ministry thanks staff, parents and guardians for their patience and understanding, and apologises for […]

Schools to reopen tomorrow

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training has advised that all public educational institutions will reopen tomorrow, Friday, September 28. This includes all Government nursery, primary and secondary schools and tertiary institutions. However, St Leonard’s Boys’ School will remain closed. Source: BGIS

Ross University

Dominica Government officials refute claims the island was not ready for reopening of Ross University

Roseau, Dominica : The Dominica government had informed the US-owned Ross University School of Medicine that it could have resumed its operations on the hurricane struck island even before the start of the January semester in 2019, a senior government diplomat has said. Dominica’s ambassador to the United States and the Organization of American States (OAS), Vince […]

New global mandate

Within the next two years the University of the West Indies (UWI) will have a presence on every continent, top officials of the learning institution are promising. Vice Chancellor Professor Sir Hilary Beckles said in light of a recent satisfactory ranking on one of the world’s prestigious university lists, UWI would redouble its efforts to […]

Tuition joy

Barbadian undergraduate students at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) will not have to dig into their pockets to pay their tuition fees after all. The university today said it had finally received official word from the Ministry of Education confirming that Government would indeed cover the costs. This […]

Ellerslie’s new uniform stays

The Ellerslie School is sticking to its decision to change its uniform come the start of the 2018/2019 academic year. Principal Major Errol Braithwaite all but put the matter to bed at an hour-long meeting this evening with close to 200 parents who filled the school’s hall. Although no official explanation was made public, Barbados […]

Govt hints at corporal punishment ban

Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw has hinted strongly at the possibility of an outright ban on corporal punishment at the island’s schools. Bradshaw, the Acting Prime Minister in the absence of Prime Minister Mia Mottley who is on an official and personal trip abroad, according to the Barbados Government Information Service, today said corporal punishment […]

Don’t be like ‘Naked Departure’ – Forde warns students

The spread of graphic images and ‘fake news’ is a matter of concern for Minister of Youth Adrian Forde. Delivering opening remarks at today’s Internet Governance Forum at the Barbados Community College he warned secondary school students that though the Internet was a good tool, when misused it could be deadly. “We are aware of […]

Colin Carter donates library bearing his name to St Giles Primary School

A new library was officially opened on Friday at the St Giles Primary School. The library was sponsored by former student of the St Giles Boys School, Colin Carter. Speaking at the launch, Carter who is a United Kingdom-based author who has published his autobiography entitled Walk With Me, said that children in societies today are being […]

Wesley Hall Junior School principal renews call for building to be repaired

Principal of the Wesley Hall Junior School, Herbert Gittens is making another call for the promised reconstruction of the St Michael school that has been in a state of disrepair for a number of years. He made the appeal as he delivered his report at the school’s graduation at the Sanctuary Empowerment Centre on Friday. […]

School ends next week for summer break

Public schools will close for summer recess next week. The last day of school for students will be Thursday, July 5, while teachers will proceed on vacation after Friday, July 6. Nine weeks have been allocated for the 2018 summer holidays. The new school year 2018-2019 will begin with a planning week for teachers from […]

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BSTU backs decision to reopen Alma Parris

The island’s second oldest trade union believes not only is it a good idea to reopen the Alma Parris Memorial School in St Peter, but Government should consider building a similar learning institution in the south of the island. The Barbados Secondary Teachers Union (BSTU) maintains the then Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration should never […]

Students’ joy

The Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) is preparing for a rush of new students following Government’s announcement that it would once again pay the full tuition costs for Barbadians attending the tertiary institution. UWI Principal Professor Eudine Barriteau today revealed that since the announcement by Prime Minister Mia Mottley […]

A dream comes true for Amyah

It was a tidal wave of emotions for ten-year old Amyah Ellis, who on Thursday secured a position at the school of her dreams, Queen’s College. The early sitter always considered herself smart, but was shocked to learn that she had emerged as the top girl at Trinity Academy following the May 8 Common Entrance […]

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