Not backing down
EMBATTLED PRINCIPAL Jeff Broomes said yesterday he had absolutely no intention of backing away from controversial remarks made last December about a senior teacher at Alexandra School.
In fact, Broomes appeared to fly in the face of stepped-up protest action planned by members of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), as he insisted that his statements were indeed true and even said he would repeat them if he had to.
“It was my duty to report the truth and the facts – be they good or bad – and I carried it out as I should and would again,” said Broomes.
In further responding to a six-point charge sheet issued by the BSTU against him and published in the January 8 edition of the SUNDAY SUN, Broomes said he found it difficult to accept that making an honest and direct reference to a well known occurrence during the school year could in any way be a violation of professional conduct.
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