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Not moving!

by Shawn Cumberbatch
Not even an offer of $1 million would get Principal Jeff Broomes to leave the Alexandra School willingly.
That’s what Chairman, Keith Simm

$33m. less owed

worrell: government’s indebtedness reduced to 77 per cent gdp
There has been a reduction in the indebtedness of the Barbados Government to the tune of $33 million.
Governor of the Central Bank of Barbados, Dr. Delisle Worrell, said earlier this

Private sector has critical task

The private sector has a critical role to play in advancing sustainable development and the green economy in Barbados and across the region.
Minister of the Environment and Drainage, Dr. Denis Lowe, has also pointed out that this was one of the key

Bad for school

The Alexandra School cannot afford to have Jeff Broomes remain as its principal.
Chairman of the institution’s board of management, Keith Simmons, QC, asserting he was not o

Chairman flogs ministry

The Ministry of Education has been flogged for its handling of several complaints involving Principal of the Alexandra School, Jeff Broomes.
Disrespectful of the board of management, children and parents, was how a disappointed Alexandra Chairman Ke

Cost overruns become hot topic

Thousands of dollars in cost overruns for infrastructure works at the Alexandra School became a controversial topic today at the Commission of Enquiry probing happenings at the education institution. This was after chairman of the school’s board of m

Simmons: Teacher deserves apology from Broomes

Alexandra School science teacher Amaida Greaves deserves an apology from her Principal Jeff Broomes. Calling comments Broomes made publicly in December last year, when he alleged Greaves had not taught a fourth form class for a term, “very unfortunat

High occupancy in Intimate Hotels

The Intimate Hotels of Barbados are reporting high occupancy rates, despite the current economic recession.
The good news came this morning from outgoing Chairman of the grouping, Jeffrey Kinch, as he delivered his brief report to the annual general

Museum exhibition on 1937 riots

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the 1937 riots, the Barbados Museum and Historical Society will host an exhibition titled Riots in de Land: The 1937 Labour Rebellion.
Photographs of the rebellion will be on display at the Barbados Museum, The

Reproductive health care a global concern

UN head calls on world leaders
to do more
With 21 million unplanned births and 1.1 million infant deaths worldwide, the United Nations has urgently called on world leaders to bridge the gap between demand and supply for reproductive health.

Century celebrations for Iona

The celebration was filled with laughter and fun today when Iona Morris welcomed her 100th year in style.
The resident of the Geriatric Hospital spent the morning laughing and sharing memories with Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave at the Beckle

Building on success

maria holder trust looking to add more nursery schools
The Maria Holder Memorial Trust has committed to working with the Barbados Government to build six more nursery schools around Barbados.
This was confirmed at the Maria Holder Nursery School’

Hooked on worship

kadooment alternative brings in the crowd for second year running
by Nichole Murray
Two Mile Hill was ablaze with the sound of music and song last Sunday at the Ablaze Worship Celebration, now touted as Kadooment’s alternative.
The second ann

Tape not enough

Last week we looked at the building and installation of do-it-yourself window shutter to help protect your home and family during a hurricane.
Since that article we have been asked whether a home owner could not get by with just applying masking tap

Internet check

LIME working to address issues affecting customers
LIME Internet customers are being assured that engineers are working around-the-clock to address a number of issues which are impacting customers in Barbados.
Chief Engineer Glenn Thorpe says tec

What is talent management?

Global Expert Systems is preparing to host the First Caribbean & Latin American Conference on Talent Management in Barbados on September 25 and Trinidad on September 26 with a number of dynamic international speakers. Starting today, and continuing f


ag not satisfied with effectiveness of emergency disaster planning message
The Minister of Home Affairs has told the Department of Emergency Management he’s unhappy with the effectiveness of its disaster preparedness and mitigation message to the

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