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Broomes upbeat about next term

Jeff Broomes chatting with passers-by in Speightstown on his way back to school yesterday evening. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)

By Yvette Best | Fri, December 14, 2012 - 12:08 AM

As students left the Alexandra School yesterday for their three-week Christmas break many of them voiced the same wish.

They wanted to see principal Jeff Broomes back at the helm when they report for school on January 8.

Broomes is still not talking about the Justice Frederick Waterman report which has recommended his removal from the school, but he spoke briefly about returning to school next term. Indeed, he appeared fairly certain about that.

“Of course! Teaching is my job, that is what I do . . . . I am comfortable with my students,” Broomes said.

Please read the full story in today’s WEEKEND NATION, or in the eNATION edition.

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Posted by Frank Husbands 1 year, 10 months ago
It's about time we institute mental health checks for civil servants.

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Posted by Leonard B 1 year, 10 months ago
Good for you Mr. Broomes. I hope that you and your family enjoy a great Christmas and that 2013 will be very kind to you. That report is not worth the paper it is printed on and will prove to be a waste of good money. LB.

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Posted by stephen nicholls 1 year, 10 months ago
The story in its entirety is interesting...especially what is revealed about the childrens' association with "Team Jeff"!
Ok, so children are enamoured with Uncle Jeff. But what of it? To what extent, if any at all, should the infatuation of children impact on the decisions that experienced, qualified, trained professionals in the areas of Education, Administration/Management and/or Law are paid to make towards the resolution of this matter? This simply cannot be a valid factor and the Nation and all other media should desist from presenting it as such.
A child’s liking, or for that matter, his/her disliking of Jeff Broomes should be of no consequence in the decision that needs to be made urgently regarding his continued principalship of the Alexandra School.

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Posted by daneale o'neale 1 year, 10 months ago
Guess u r an expert on this Mr Stephen Nicholls so we would let u decide.forget the many untruth that was stated on the case.How can the PM appoint one man to make this decision baffle me.this is a case about a man lively hood the only thing he know to do,when other teachers are absent he fill in cause that what he do best."TEACH" yet he is been cast aside for stating what every one at the school know.i am not blaming the PM for what he try to do,cause this started since 2002 yet he was the only one man enough to do some thing about it,but the one man thing got me.????????????????????

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Posted by Alicia Osborne 1 year, 10 months ago
@ Stephen Nicholls, sometimes a child can come up with the simplest solutions based on love and trust that adults find difficult to comprehend due to their same years of experience. They say that children and dogs are very intuitive and can tell when a person is good or bad. Moving on from that Stephen, you say 'experienced, qualified, trained professionals' and I bid to differ. Throughout these entire proceedings none of the above adjectives quite describe what took place. And I am not saying this to suggest that I am on either side or know what the best decision would be to take because I dont have all the facts, just observation.

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