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


Primary schools to get energy systems

14 September 2015

THE NEW SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEMS at four primary schools are expected to cut their electricity bills by at least ten per cent, says Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister, Senator Patrick Todd. He was speaking at last week’s handing-over ceremony for the... Read More


School as usual at Harrison College, but Metropolitan may close early

13 September 2015

THE METROPOLITAN High School should open its doors today, but principal Olivier Cox said they may close early. In light of a water shortage warning by the Barbados Water Authority Project Execution Unit, Cox said he would “play it by ear” as the school did not have... Read More


Special students take a bow

08 September 2015

THE ACHIEVEMENTS of students of the Ann Hill School were the toast of the town yesterday. Four of them made history in this year’s Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams, becoming the first ever students from the special education school to sit a CSEC exam. Read More


Credit union pushing plan to finance tertiary education

08 September 2015

A CREDIT UNION is leading an effort to toss a financial lifeline to Barbadian students struggling to fund their tertiary education. The Barbados Workers’ Union Co-operative Credit Union is teaming up with the Credit Union League to introduce a Registered Education... Read More


Chalky Mount students settle into new school

07 September 2015

AFTER AN EARLY HICCUP, former students of Chalky Mount Primary have settled into their new surroundings at A DaCosta Edwards Primary School in Belleplaine, St Andrew. The bus, which was scheduled to arrive just before 8 a.m. was more than an hour late Read More


Alexandra joins sixth form ranks

23 August 2015

ALEXANDRA IS SET to become Barbados’ ninth certified school for Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE). During the annual meeting with the Barbados Scholarship and exhibition winners on Friday, Minister of Education Ronald Jones said the latest addition... Read More


SJPP courses to be expanded

22 August 2015

THE SAMUEL JACKMAN Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) is set to play an even more pivotal role in tertiary education. Minister of Education Ronald Jones said too many people were applying to the Barbados Community College (BCC) and its PomMarine Hospitality Institute, far more... Read More


Praise for 54

22 August 2015

MINISTER OF Education Ronald Jones showered praise on the 54 Barbados Scholarship and Exhibition winners yesterday. “You can count yourselves among the brightest in the Caribbean . . . but you did not do it alone; every sphere of endeavour has to do with the home [and... Read More


1 365 students fail to turn up for exams

15 August 2015

ONE THOUSAND, three hundred and sixty-five students entered for the exams but failed to write them. And Minister of Education Ronald Jones is raising the alarm over the high number of subject entries not taken in the Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence... Read More


Still no solution to SBA issue

15 August 2015

NEITHER MINISTER OF EDUCATION Ronald Jones nor the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) registrar Glenroy Cumberbatch is dealing with the issue of teachers being paid for marking school-based assessments (SBA). The issue is one the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union... Read More


CXC results on Thursday

11 August 2015

ANXIOUS STUDENTS waiting on their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificates (CSEC) results will have to hold on a little longer. Read More


Bring them in, Alleynians told

10 August 2015

THE WEEK OF ACTIVITIES marking the 50th anniversary of The Alleyne School Alumni Association came to a close over the weekend with an educator urging the former students to make a stronger bid to woo younger members to the fold. Read More


Students urged to go after their passion

13 July 2015

GRADUATING STUDENTS of Harrison College have been urged to pursue what they love and help those they can. Read More


Too many children not in ‘right environment’

13 July 2015

TOO MANY CHILDREN are being forced to grow up in environments that make it difficult for them to dream of proper career choices. Read More


‘Keep away from negative things’

04 July 2015

BARBADIAN YOUTH have been admonished by a senior police officer about using cellular phones for “negative things”. Read More


GG: Stick to the books

04 July 2015

STUDENTS HAVE BEEN URGED to make much of their education, given the amount of money that is being spent on it. Read More




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