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Eager to serve

Eager to serve

By Dawne Parris and Mike King | Mon, October 29, 2012 - 12:09 AM

The public service commission (PSC) is being challenged to declare whether or not the Democratic Labour Party’s (DLP) St Joseph candidate should be allowed to continue teaching at a Government primary school while contesting the next general election.

But the man at the centre of the query – Dennis Holder – has declared that he’s ready to give up his 28 years in the teaching service if he’s forced to make a choice.

“I am so much interested in seeing better for St Joseph that I am prepared to give up my teaching profession,” the 50-year-old teacher at A. DaCosta Edwards Primary School told the DAILY NATION.

“I would sacrifice my profession for my constituents; that’s how strongly I feel about them and how much I care about them. I honestly believe that I have a tremendous amount of input that I can lend to the constituency since it has had none over the years. It is one of the most neglected constituencies in Barbados.”

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Posted by Tony Waterman 2 years ago
IN Most Jurisdictions what happens is that the person MUST take an UNPAID Leave of Absence/Sabbatical, If it so happens that the person wins the Election then a CHOICE must be made immediately. If they don't win then it is back to the old Grind when the Absence/Sabbatical is over.
The same scenario was played out here in Ottawa, Canada during the last Municipal Election, and this was how the Ontario Superior Court ruled on it.

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