Not my call
By Tony Best and Yvette Best | Tue, April 24, 2012 - 12:12 AM
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last night said any decision to send embattled Alexandra School principal Jeff Broomes on special leave was simply not his to make but that of Chief Personnel Officer Gail Atkins.
He was responding to a comment from president of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), Mary Redman, following his announcement last Thursday that a Commission of Inquiry, led by Justice Frederick Waterman, would be launched at the school.
At a Press briefing yesterday, Redman revealed that in keeping with best practice and following the union’s discussions with the Prime Minister, the expectation was that “the principal of that institution will be sent on leave with full pay when the warrant establishing said commission is issued”.
However, Stuart, who is currently in Washington for a series of meetings, told the DAILY NATION it was not something he could do as Prime Minister, even though he acknowledged there was precedent for it.
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