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PRIME MINISTER FREUNDEL STUART said yesterday that a 1974 constitutional provision for a Teaching Service Commission will finally come into effect within weeks.

The announcement was immediately welcomed by one of the two teachers’ unions which have been bogged down in rancorous disputes with the Government in recent years.

“In a matter of weeks, we are going to have Section 89A of the Constitution of Barbados proclaimed to make provision for a separate Teachers Service Commission in Barbados,” Stuart said to loud applause at a church service held at Bethesda Tabernacle in Vauxhall, Christ Church, to mark 62 years since the establishment of the Democratic Labour Party.

The change will separate teachers from other public officers who will remain subject to the oversight of the Public Service Commission for discipline and appointments. (LK)

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