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No books

Parent pays fees required by ministry but is denied books until PTA fee is paid

Who will rep St. Philip South?

BLP’s election machinery yet to choose candidate to run against Adriel Brathwaite

The 2012/2013 DLP executive

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart will be at the helm of the ruling Democratic Labour Party for another year

Greaves not the one at fault

Principal Jeff Broomes and the Ministry of Education should bear the majority of the blame for not resolving the issue of alleged non instruction by a teacher at the Alexandra School. That’s the view of Barbados Secondary Teachers Union President Mary Redman, who said this was notwithstanding the information available to her, which showed the […]

All prepared!

by Donna Sealy The Electoral and Boundaries Commission will not be caught napping if Prime Minister Freundel Stuart rings the general election bell tomorrow. Chairman Owen Estwick told Barbados TODAY that the officers were ready for “any time”. “[Preparing for elections] is an ongoing process. The registering officers are there updating the register of electors […]

Former chairman advised Broomes to resign

This week is not the first time Principal of the Alexandra School Jeff Broomes was urged to resign from the post. Former chairman of the school’s board of management, Joan Williams, revealed today that, after receiving persistent reports of the difficulties Broomes was having with some members of his teaching staff, she advised him to […]

Chief objected to appointment

Principal Jeff Broomes’ appointment to the Alexandra School was allegedly objected to by officials, including a former chief education officer. Barbados Secondary Teachers Union President Mary Redman made that claim today, as she called for increased managerial training for people taking up such positions, as well as a more stringent job interviewing process. She was […]

Legal challenge possible

Attempts to ‘separate’ principal could end up in court.

New name for school

The St. Lucy Secondary School is now the Daryl Jordan Secondary School.

More ways to finance health care needed

The cost of health care is escalating so quickly that funding through taxes alone cannot sustain it.

Light in export tunnel

Some companies are recording increased exports to the region and beyond.

Gov't support lacking

by Davidson Bowen While the many promises from Government seem to have been buried with former Prime Minister David Thompson, the Barbados Youth Action Programme has been embraced by other Caribbean administrations. The programme was warmly embraced recently by the governments of St. Lucia and St. Kitts and is getting in gear for Trinidad. “What […]

Drug service lauded

Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Elizabeth Ferdinand, has lauded the Barbados Drug Service for the pivotal role it has played in the development of the Barbados National Pharmaceutical Policy. Ferdinand offered this commendation last night while delivering the feature address at the official opening of the 32nd Annual Convention of the Caribbean Association of Pharmacists […]

We're out!

PEP not entering the next general election

Just chillin'

When a man works hard for his dollar he will take a rest wherever he can get it. Such was the case with this “passenger”, it would appear and neither the noise, the rain, the exhaust nor the bumps from the road could disturb his rest.
Photo by Kimberley Cummins.

This is how we do it

It was a drill the officers who trained them would have been proud to witness.

In hot water

Director of the Coastal Zone Management Unit, Dr Leo Brewster, has been sent on leave by Government and advised to retain an attorney-at-law. A senior Government official told Barbados TODAY that Brewster was officially relieved of his duties on August 1 and that six charges would be brought against him stemming from an internal audit […]

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