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Stuart: No need for war

LISA KING, [email protected]

Stuart: No need for war

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PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart says there is no stand-off between the Ministry of Education led by Ronald Jones and the trade unions.

He also said violence had been a facet of the schools in Barbados from the time he was a boy attending Boys’ Foundation School and during the ten years he worked as a teacher.

Stuart was speaking to the ongoing saga between the Barbados Union of Teachers, the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union and the Ministry of Education and warned that taking extreme positions would not get very far in relieving any challenges.

“Everything must not be elevated to the status of a war. If there are 1 000 problems in education, the Ministry of Education has to deal with one first and then the second and then the third and then the fourth. It cannot deal with all one time,” Stuart said at a Democratic Labour Party St Peter branch meeting at the All Saints Skills Training Centre on Sunday night. (LK)

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