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EDUCATION MINISTER Ronald Jones is scheduled to make one final go at brokering a settlement to the raging impasse at Alexandra School tomorrow.
The minister has summoned embattled principal Jeff Broomes and president of the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), Mary Redman, along with their delegations, to a meeting at his office at the Ministry of Education’s Constitution Road headquarters.
This will be the first face-to-face between the two sides since some 30-plus teachers walked off the job two weeks ago demanding Broomes’ separation from the school. Their action has virtually crippled tuition at the St Peter institution.
Yesterday, Jones held close to three hours of “frank” discussions with Broomes and his representatives from the National Union of Public Workers (NUPW) and the Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools (BAPPSS).
Read the full story in today’s DAILY NATION.
Pictured: Here, Jones (at head of table) and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry  of Education, Cecille Humphrey (at right), confer at the start of yesterday’s meeting. Seated at the table (from left) are: BAPPSS’ attorney Cecil McCarthy, lawyer Vernon Smith, his client and principal of Alexandra School, Jeff Broomes, and president of BAPPSS, Winston Crichlow. Also pictured are other Ministry of Education and BAPPSS officials.