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Southern stink

by Roy R. Morris The pile up of garbage in some southern sections of Barbados is a direct result of the Sanitation Service Authority being unable to keep an adequate number of trucks on the road. Sources within the SSA said in recent weeks the number of complaints from members of the public about non-collection […]

Chairman should go

Chairman of the Alexandra School’s board of management, Keith Simmons, QC, has been negligent in the performance of his duties and should have resigned from the post. The prominent lawyer and former Minister of Education faced that submission from Principal Jeff Broomes’ senior counsel Vernon Smith, QC today. Smith claimed that Simmons, by not asking […]

Summoned

G4S employees asked to gather for meeting at BWU tomorrow Workers employed by the security firm, G4S Limited, will be off the job tomorrow evening. That is because their bargaining agent, the Barbados Workers Union, has summoned them to a general meeting at its headquarters, Solidarity House, to deal with a number of outstanding issues, […]

Deputy principal not banished

A legal representative for the Alexandra School Principal Jeff Broomes is disputing allegations of bad treatment by his client against Deputy Principal Beverley Lashley Counsel Cecil McCarthy, QC, in his examination of chairman of the school’s board of management, Keith Simmons, QC, today at the Commission of enquiry into the school, said he had first […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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

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

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

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

Taking shape

It’s been almost two years now that motorists have been inconvenience by a landslide that took away a large chunk of the road at Dark Hole, St. Joseph, rendering it impassable.
Now, after several weeks of hard work by a crew from the M

Engaging the Diaspora

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

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