Category: Local News

For the children

Some children may be in for a surprise when they return to school in September. That’s because about a dozen teachers from various primary schools spent the last two weeks creating learning aids in the form of wooden toys for classrooms. The workshop was led by two woodwork teachers at St. Leonard’s Boys School and […]

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BDF summer camp

The Barbados Defence Force is conducting a pre-secondary school Basic Information Technology Summer Camp from today until July 27. The camp will be staged at St. Ann’s Fort, The Garrison, St. Michael for children and wards of employees of the BDF. Classes will run from 9 a.m. until noon for those aged eight to 11 […]

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Stay on the cutting edge

Just like all other professionals, teachers must stay on the cutting edge, says Minister of Education Ronald Jones. He was addressing more than 80 teachers at the opening of the inaugural two week special education workshop this morning at the Deighton Griffith Secondary School in Kingsland, Christ Church. Jones likened teaching to doctoring and said […]

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No cause for concern

Although female teachers in both primary and secondary schools in Barbados out number male teachers almost 70 per cent to 30 per cent, Minister of Education Ronald Jones is not worried. He was speaking with teachers this morning at the opening of the first ever two-week special education workshop at the Deighton Griffith Secondary in […]

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Saving what's left

by Donna Sealy With the pending demolition of the centuries old St. Joseph Parish Church more than two months away, every effort is being taking to ensure that its artefacts are saved. Chairman of the Barbados Diocesan Trustees project committee, Henry Taylor, said today that while they were yet to determine exactly how they would […]

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Red Cross recruits ready

12 volunteers better equipped after completing emergency response course The Barbados Red Cross Society is now better equipped to give assistance to people in need of emergency care. That’s because 12 of its volunteers successfully completed a two-week Emergency Medical Response course. At a closing ceremony held last Friday at the Red Cross headquarters in […]

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Future in young farmers

Senior Technical Officer at the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Council, Paul Puckerin, disclosed that the 15 students participating in the IICA Youth Farm Programme would be assessed against occupational standards for NVQ and IICA certification. Speaking at the launch of the IICA Youth Farm Programme on Friday, July 13 at the IICA Headquarters, […]

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Chairman denies allegations

head of board opposes view that interference in affairs led to worsening relations
Alleged interference in the affairs of the Alexandra School, leading to a worsening of relations between Principal Jeff Broomes and several of his teachers, has been

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Simmons: No conflict of interest

“I do not agree with you.”
That was the repeated response of Keith Simmons, QC, chairman of board of management of the Alexandra School to suggestions his holding that position simultaneously with being a member of the Public Service Commission was

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Bajans on course for anti-terrorism training

Emergency response training in chemical weapons will assist Barbados and its regional counterparts in responding to related incidents to minimise the impact on the environment and human health.
This was stressed this morning as the Regional Workshop

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To Kingsland

Gov’t has decided the replacement hospital for the QEH will be at Kingsland, Christ Church
The proposed new general hospital for Barbados will be constructed at Kingsland in Christ Church.
Health Minister Donville Inniss told Barbados TODAY this even

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Engaging the Diaspora

Barbados is re-engaging the interest of second and third generation Barbadians of the Diaspora.

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Funding alternative

A new funding model for tertiary education is among the chief recommendations contained in a Report on Tertiary Education Reform to Government.

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New teaching aids for special needs children

Special need children will be getting even greater attention from the Ministry of Education, through its Media Resource Department soon.

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Take care when preparing food

Barbadians are again being advised to exercise care when preparing and handling food in order to avoid becoming ill.

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Trini Professor of Pan… and Passion!

Trini Professor of Pan… and Passion!
Rivulets of sweat poured down his face, at times he seemed overwhelmed, but on the tips of his toes, Ken Professor Philmore pounded out the sweetest melodies on the steel pan with a passion that was synonymou

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Simmons: Blame the ministry

It is a “totally incompetent” Ministry of Education that must shoulder “absolute responsibility” for mismanaging six years of strife at the Alexandra School.

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