Students head out

09 November 2015

THEY’RE OFF! The 70 Nigerian students who made Barbados their home for almost a year have flown back to Africa. Around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, the group arrived at Grantley Adams International Airport to board a chartered flight. Already on board were 60 more Nigerians... Read More


Cadets keep flag high

07 November 2015

MAKING THE STUDENTS feel special is the key to success in the Harrison College cadet corps. Officer in charge of the corps, Lieutenant Geoffrey Wallace, said there were many distractions, but they had a way to try and keep students interested. “We try to make [the corps]... Read More


Jones: No leak

24 October 2015

THE “NOXIOUS” SMELL, which forced the early closure of the Combermere School yesterday, was not related to the previous issues that forced the temporary relocation of the school last term. That is the word from Minister of Education Ronald Jones, who insisted that the... Read More


Sir David wants vibrant Caricom

18 October 2015

CARICOM integration may be alive, but former Chief Justice of Barbados, Sir David Simmons would like to see it kicking some more. “I’m a little disappointed with where we are with the CARICOM project,” the outspoken jurist said in an interview yesterday, moments... Read More


Teachers come together to talk

17 October 2015

IT WAS Teachers’ Professional Day yesterday, and teachers across various schools used it as an opportunity to engage in a range of activities. One such activity was the panel discussion held at the Hugh Springer Auditorium, Solidarity House, under the theme Paths To... Read More


Mouttet: Recognise success stories

12 October 2015

PEOPLE NEED TO BE CONGRATULATED for their work, even if behind the scenes, says Chief Executive Officer of international business conglomerate ANSA McAL. Nicholas Mouttet said those who were success stories needed to get more recognition. Read More


Lester Vaughan closing early tomorrow

11 October 2015

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS of students attending The Lester Vaughan School are asked to note that school will be closing at noon on Monday. The early closure is because of the funeral service of Kiara Hoyte. Read More


Books alive

10 October 2015

FAMILIAR COMIC BOOK personalities, book characters and creativity ruled the Westbury Primary School yesterday. It was the school’s third annual library week, which concluded with the second fun day at the school. Some of the students took the opportunity to mix learning... Read More


Minister backs principals on dress code for parents

10 October 2015

THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION is sitting on the side of principals on the issue of proper dress for parents. Minister of Education Ronald Jones said yesterday that a standardised protocol needed to be developed, with the input of relevant stakeholders, in order to arrest... Read More


Closer watch

03 October 2015

SCHOOLCHILDREN WILL BE UNDER CLOSER WATCH by education and Transport Board officials as videos of violent fights continue to be posted on the internet. Yesterday, Minister of Education Ronald Jones revealed that the two entities had joined forces to monitor the travelling... Read More


Celebrating education

03 October 2015

TO KICK-START EDUCATION MONTH, students from several uniformed groups braved the morning sun and marched from Oistins uphill to Christ Church Parish Church for a service yesterday. At 9:20 a.m., under the supervision of the Barbados Defence Force, the students who represented... Read More


Polytechnic, BCC left behind

28 September 2015

THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES, Cave Hill, may have expanded too quickly. The opinion was sounded yesterday by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Senator Harry Husbands, as he pointed out that the majority of funding for tertiary education had... Read More


BCC officials sticking to rules

26 September 2015

THE BARBADOS COMMUNITY COLLEGE (BCC) has sounded a warning to parents and students that they will feel the consequences if they fail to abide by the school’s rules. “The B in BCC does not stand for beach. Yes it is hot, but there is a difference between being hot and... Read More


Deighton Griffith hosts career showcase

25 September 2015

STUDENTS FROM FORMS three to five at the Deighton Griffith Secondary School were exposed to the multiplicity of careers available to them during an all-day showcase in the school hall today. It is the second consecutive year the showcase was held and organiser Tracey... Read More


UWI responds to food-handling incident

25 September 2015

OFFICIALS AT THE Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies have responded to reports surrounding the “bleaching” of food by a health inspector during an activity held by the Antigua and Barbuda Student Association. Read More


Health Ministry investigating “bleached” food

24 September 2015

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH is currently investigating a report concerning an incident where nearly $1 000 in food was “bleached” by a health inspector during a cultural display at the University of West Indies, Cave Hill on Tuesday. Read More


Young ganja users clogging up system

23 September 2015

DIRECTOR OF THE Criminal Justice Research and Planning Unit Cheryl Willoughby is concerned about the number of young people being incarcerated for marijuana offences and she says it is clogging up the justice system. Read More


Tablets for St Lucy students

23 September 2015

STUDENTS FROM THE four primary schools in St Lucy are the latest recipients of Samsung tablets from the Aron and Christina Truss Foundation. Almost 80 Class 3 pupils from Half Moon Fort, Ignatius Byer, Selah and St Lucy Primary schools and their teachers collected... Read More


Alexandra School evacuated after flooding

21 September 2015

THE EMERGENCY PLAN had to be put in place at Alexandra School today after two hours of persistent rain left parts of the Queen Street, St Peter compound under water. Deputy principal June Browne said the plan was activated to move children to the safer ground at the... Read More


Jump in UWI numbers

20 September 2015

WHAT A DIFFERENCE three weeks have made. And a jump in enrolment by about 1 000 students at the UWI’s Cave Hill campus is evidence to prove it. The turnaround in fortunes lifts some of the gloom that surrounded the campus’ matriculation ceremony on August 28 when... Read More


St Joseph students receive tablets

15 September 2015

ABOUT 60 PRIMARY SCHOOL students from St Joseph have been gifted with tablets. Class 3 Students from St Bernard’s, St Elizabeth and St Joseph Primary schools were presented with the tablets during a brief ceremony at the Eric Holder Complex this morning. Read More




Should members of the Police Force be made to cut their locks?

Yes, the Police Force has a dress code.
No, let the hair stay.
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