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Principal Jeff Broomes leaving the compound at the end of school yesterday. (Picture by Ricardo Leacock.)

Fri, November 02, 2012 - 12:11 AM

Mary Redman, president of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) is already jumping for joy, but the much anticipated report of the Frederick Waterman Commission Of Inquiry Into The Alexandra School has not yet been officially released.

Up to news time, the Office of the Prime Minister was said to be still working on the Government’s Press statement and principal Jeff Broomes reported that no one from Government had made contact with him.

With reports swirling that he could soon be removed from Alexandra in keeping with the report’s recommendations, Broomes said that as far as he was concerned it was business as usual at the St Peter school.

“I still have not seen anything. No one has contacted me. I’m still the principal right now. I can’t have much to say. It is in the hands of my lawyers,” he told the WEEKEND NATION yesterday. (BA/YB/MK) 

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Posted by wayne husbands 1 year, 5 months ago
WELL I AM NOT SURE THAT RETAINING A LAWYER IS IN BROOMES BEST INTEREST... HE WILL NEED THOSE FUNDS FOR HIS RETIREMENT..... WHO IS GONNA HIRE HIM WITH HIS TRACK RECORD?.. THE BROOM HAS BEEN SWEPT.. STORY BEEN TOLD.

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Posted by Leonard B 1 year, 5 months ago
It is disappointing to learn from this article that Ms. Redman is "jumping for joy". Why? Is she privy to the contents of the report or is she aware of recommendations? How does she know that the suggestions are in alignment with her wishes? I have chosen not to take a side on this matter but I wonder how we expect Mr. Broomes to continue his principal's duties with dignity and the respect due to a principal when teachers, led by Ms. Redman, are jumping for joy. Many teachers, according to reports, were disrespectful before this and I can only imagine what happens now when Mr. Broomes gives an order. Do they totally ignore him in the belief that he will not be there to see his orders carried out. And, what about the students? How are they handling this? Pity. The approach appears to be unorthodox and misguided. LB.

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Posted by daneale o'neale 1 year, 5 months ago
This is still only a recommendation,so ur celebration may be short live and heading for the dumps where it belong.right and good always live out in the end

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Posted by wayne husbands 1 year, 5 months ago
THIS MUST BE A HARD/BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW.but after all this time ,and money, the inquiry has brought back a verdict, with reccomendations,To all those who are dissapointed in the findings , i could easily say"i told you so" so put wunna tails between unnah legs and lick wunna wounds,if even in the farthest possibilities ,that the judgement was for the principal. thats what we would have to accept, the truth is ,that those in authority in barbados.has this notion of 'rulership',as opposed to 'leadership'. thats precisely why they cant overstand FREUNDEL'S WAY.iT IS BY THIS SAME TOKEN THAT THE INJUSTICE IS BEING HANDED OUT BY THE SJPP... in this case why should the young ladies future be threatened without any hearing, or opportunity to redress, these are teenagers ,approaching adulthood, should their dreams be shattered because of one incident.how about looking into why? what are those in authority doing to fuel this behavior, if these young ladies think that they can fight their way out of a situation,isn't it our responsibility as parents, teachers,principals. to find the root cause of this behaviors and do something to rectify it.

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