Barbados Community College Conversation Continued…

  Barbados Community College Government and Politics 100 Outline.

Barbados Community College Government and Politics 100 Outline

Please find attached an image of partial course outline for Government and Politics 100 [allegedly] issued by Walthrust-Jones to Government & Politics students.  I emphasize this is not part of the official outline but is attached by WJ as though it IS part of the outline. Please observe the two notes I have made (1 and 2). These stipulations are inconsistent with the academic regulations and are therefore illegal:

  1. A student cannot get an F simply because he has not submitted all course work. In stead a temporary Grade I is assigned.
  2. An individual teacher cannot simply debar students from taking an exam.

The above was submitted by Neil Watchman.

BU will continue to encourage conversation about Barbados Community College (BCC) raised on another blog Destabilization of the Barbados Community College (BCC) not because we hold a brief for any side of the issue, we want to provide the opportunity for BOTH sides to put their positions to the table.

141 comments

  • I watch on one occasion the principal of the school came to our class to speak to her. He said Ms. Jones I am here to deal with the matter as it relates to a student of yours who you refuse to correct her work. She replied I am not deal with you on this matter because this is a matter for the Registrar. He in return said I am dealing with the matter now and I have informed the registrar.

    The story
    Apparently Natalie read out a students message in class after it made noise in class. The message was said to be calling the girl a wh**e. The girl started to get on bad. So Walthrust put her out.
    The girl looked to the Registrar who is the only administrative member of staff who is not scared of Walthrust. His power was no use to her because of the power Natalie wields. So the principal took over the matter. It must be noted that the senior tutor referred it to the registrar.

    The Principal asked Natalie to mark the girls work and knowing her with her rude self she said No No No I am not marking nothing belonging to her and nobody from my department is going to mark it either.

    Natalie Walthrust-Jones – The Registrar int want nothing with me cause he know that i like to write and i like a paper trail. Go to he for me and see what happens.

    As my tutor normally states ” DAY DOES RUN ‘TIL NIGHT KETCH IT “

    Like

  • I had two pen pals up to 1969 from Barbados, West Indies. I even flew there to meet them. The gal had gotten married and moved to Canada but the young man (her brother) who had been in the Royal Hussars I got a chance to meet face to face. 1969.

    I had a friend go with me on my adventure and we got to go to a musical concert at the University. It was an awesome experience.

    I am so sad to hear such stories about professors that are doing such things to the students in the BCC. Of course our American Colleges are all controlled by the Corporations so I am sure the same gang are controlling the education system of this area. The Globalization War is on and these fake-documented teachers are all over the globe. These colorful rants and truths are disturbing but validates the information I am finding here in the U.S.A.

    Thanks for posting these truths for it is time people all over the Globe sit up and do something to bring awareness to the fore.

    Like

  • With the start of the BCC semester days away it is time to refocus energies on the issue at hand viz. Natalie Walthrust (aka Walrus) Jones.

    Follow the link to the open letter to school guidance counsellors and parents regarding the subject of this blog.

    Please share and help to bring pressure to bear so that this matter can be brought to a successful conclusion.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/43fcdrve3fx19jz/Open%20Letter%20to%20Schools%20and%20Parents.doc

    Like

  • Hello Neil I have read your letter and went to the site you suggested to read the problem and the solution that must be done to instill that your BCC College Teachers have the qualifications ‘truthfully’ and not some bought and paid for papers giving these criminal types authority to bully the students in their classrooms. The parents stories break my heart.

    Sadly Neil this is not the only area where un-qualified people are put in place and reek havoc in the professional fields that others work hard and pay lots of money to enter these degree needed fields of Education.. Not only fake-documents are used in Professor positions, but doctors, lawyers name any degree-ed position and you will find people as the terrible un-qualified teacher in the BCC that goes by this name: Natalie Walthrust (aka Walrus) Jones. Before I came to this site I had been reading on such ‘fake’ certified people working in secret family courts in the U.K. These fake agents of the Law were taking children from their families and the courts were closed for any witnesses to see the truth…. Gag orders put on any of the Family Court proceedings. Corrupt actions all around us. Heart breaking cases as these parents horror stories. People with money and connections can buy anything.

    How do you fight these powerful elite people that are pulling the strings in the Education all over the Globe? I remember the day my Pen Pal Betty wrote me from her home Barbados, West Indies and told me of their independence. At that time being a young girl I did not know what that really meant. Since Jan.9, 2009 I began to find truths of what is going on all over the world and it is a picture that looks like this injustice being done in the Community College (BCC) In Barbados, W.I. . In 1969 the community college we visited for a musical concert, the brother of Betty (my two ole pen pals for years) took me and my friend. I feel so close to this beautiful Island because many years of sharing friendship as pen pals I got a personal connection to this beautiful place and I want the best for its people.

    I had a son that was bullied and treated much like the students stories shared here in our U.S.A. I fought for 8 years until I gave the School boards, the Lincoln Intermediate centers with all their Docs of psychiatry (one such Doctor was later fired from a prestigious hospital because her lying in the interviews taken from parents like me.) Guess I was not the only one that wrote a letter and complained to the Directors. I was liv-ed at how she put words into my mouth…. I demanded the words be removed from my boys permanent school records. Yep. YOUR voice will be heard. I gave them there chance to prove themselves correct in their lying built-up case against my bright son.

    I got my due process hearing I demanded because their methods and ways were not working now it was me, the mothers turn to step in and make some demands. I had success for my son had a chance to prove these ‘psychiatrists’ wrong because in Reg. 9th grade class he began the next school year and 1st grade semester he made the distinguished honor roll. So, I won fighting for my son and I see victory if the parents gang up and unite and fight for the College to back ground search that your Professors have their qualified teaching papers NOT FAKE ONES and criminal records. The serious Bully-ing for my son was not stopped but the teachers appeared to jump right in and allow it and continue it themselves. Yes this does go on, not only here at BCC. My fight made a difference and I was an army of 1.

    Parents PLEASE FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE DONE: There is light at the end of the tunnel. Persistence. : -) FIGHT!! My sons last 4 years of school were same as the 1st semester. My son is like a Nikola Tesla Inventor Protege. (Look him up :-)) Our whole government bullied this genius, go search him out. :-))

    I wish you all the best. My prayers are with you….. I look forward to read some updates from the parents as they unite and go to the ones that are hiring such teachers….. Oh, it angers me hearing these stories.

    Thanks Neil for your insightful letter and links to check out. Something Must be done now.
    Nancy Bisset U.S.A.

    Who are the governments in our countries working for?

    Like

  • Pork Barrel Report #1:

    As Neil Watchman’s letter has pointed out, Transparency International notes that a considerable amount of corruption goes on in educational institutions. TI defines corruption as, “the abuse of entrusted power for private gain”.

    The Walthrust-Jones’ illegal sale of materials to G&P students highlighted on this blog, is consistent with TI’s definition of corruption.

    There is also good reason to believe that a considerable degree of corruption has been taking place at BCC over the years. Several years ago about twenty brand new computers went missing from the Division of Computer Studies. To date no one has been held accountable for that theft.

    It is alleged that the current chairman, Stephen Brome, has found a way to funnel BCC funds into companies in which he has an interest or to yard fowls of the DLP government. Case in point: a strategic plan for the BCC.

    For more years than anyone cares to remember the BCC has been trying to develop a strategic plan. A strategic plan developed by the staff was rejected by the Board. The current chairman, who was the deputy chairman then, was instrumental in perpetrating this malfeasance. Guess who is currently doing the strategic plan? One Guy Hewitt; a well known DLP lackey who was once the chairman at the QEH.

    The BCC budget was cut several times in the last two to three years because of the economic stringency. Yet the Board was able to employ an IT manager (overstepping the IT staff there), an HR Manager and a Board secretary and some other clerical person! Where does the BCC get money to pay these people?

    This is a picture of the HR officer; take note to whom she reports: https://www.dropbox.com/s/21ul6857meeikt1/HR_%26_IT_Officers.jpg

    Surely if any teachers or other staff at BCC are laid off in the upcoming terminations, BCC staff should protest and take whatever measures are necessary to obtain redress!

    The Pork Barrel Report is also investigating several other pieces of corruption:

    A scam among some tutors in the Accounting Department in the Division of Commerce in relation to the Summer School: it is alleged that students are being “failed” so that they will repeat courses in the Summer School to the benefit of some tutors. (Why does the Division of Commerce seem to keep coming up in these corruption matters. What is wrong with this Division?)

    A so-called human resources audit of the BCC. At the beginning of the 2012 school year the Board sent in a team of yard fowls led by one Dr. Hensley Sobers ostensibly to conduct a human resources audit. No one has heard anything about the audit! This followed in the train of a budget cut and the appointment of a Human Resources Manager at a salary that drew sharp criticism from staff.

    Now we know why the Freundel Stuart has a budget deficit!

    It seems that despite the hard economic times in the country, the BCC Pork Barrel continues to yield some of the juiciest pork chops!

    More in Pork Barrel Report #2

    Like

  • @Nancy L Bisset
    Thank you for your kind comments. I assure you there will be no retreat and no surrender regarding this matter!

    Like

  • Neil you certainly told it like it really is…. truth hurts and people want to run away and hide. They believe the lies. “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― Adolf Hitler I believe tho, there is a glimmer of light shinning that at least we American’s are ready to hear truth. At least a little bit anyway.:-) I think a critical mass has been reached here in American where enough people are beginning to Listen without judgement and allowing the veil to be lifted. 🙂

    There was a study done called “The 100th Monkey Effect…” . This experiment was done in the late 50’s off some shore in Japan. How a change spread in their community. I think it should be read by all. It shares a concept about a critical mass that appeared to be reached where the sharing and spreading of this new idea into the community it appeared to spread not only on this Island but at a certain point the idea spread all over the globe.

    I think that a critical mass has been reached here in the USA where enough people are now listening without judgement and as J.F.K. said, “The secrecy in our government must be made transparent so the veil (our fogged minds I see this) will be lifted and blinders removed from our eyes. I think American’s are listening and their blinders are being removed. Many of my friends stopped laughing at things I shared. I suggest that they start asking themselves bigger better questions about things they hear and see that just makes no sense.. Because we all have the Knowledge within each of us.

    Bless you Neil as you spread this message. I loved Barbados, what a beautiful place. I was so blessed to have had the opportunity to visit and walk on the beaches there, looking out over the ocean I can still hear the waves crashing up on the shore. Being very poor it was a dream come true. I even had a friend of mine offer to go with me because she and her husband used to go to Haiti on Mission trips from our church. So, she was an experienced traveler. My bank I had good credit standing and got the money within a quick wink back in 1969. Yep a dream came true. A pleasure to have found this site where attention can be put toward taking the corrupt out of leadership much like our America’s. A cancer has spread all over the globe. May we unite and fight for our Earth-Nature and for mankind. I think we are worth saving, we have come a long way on this journey to turn away and run.

    Once American’s stop filtering out the TRUTHS, I see a revolution ‘That will not be televised…..’ A tune written so long ago that tells truth….. Aren’t we to fight fire with fire?

    Blessing to you Neil. 🙂

    You speak so deep and profound.

    Like

  • Walthrust got a degree

    Everybody know that Walthrust Jones does’nt have a Masters and the degree she says she has she barely pass. If she was in another country she would get fire and prosecute for fraud for faking a Masters. Somebody protecting this woman that is hideous and uncouth. She do not belong anywhere teaching unless she teaching how to fix fridges.

    Like

  • REPORT #002: EyrieDate 21/12/2014 VERY URGENT!!!
    STATUS: Ongoing
    SUBJECT: Natalie Walthrust-Jones a.k.a “the Walrus”
    SYNOPSIS: Under investigation for abuse of Government & Politics students and corruption as a tutor at the Barbados Community College.

    DETAILS: A source revealed late yesterday that Natalie Walrus-Jones applied for and was interviewed for the post of Senior Tutor of the Division of Commerce along with one Patricia Burke and Jean Butcher-Lashley!!!

    Repeating: A source revealed late yesterday that Natalie Walrus-Jones applied for and was interviewed for the post of Senior Tutor of the Division of Commerce along with one Patricia Burke and Jean Butcher-Lashley!!!

    Given dire nature of this development further independent confirmation is awaited!!!!

    Like

  • Topsy-Turvy World
    William Brighty Rands (1823–80)

    IF the butterfly courted the bee,
    And the owl the porcupine;
    If churches were built in the sea,
    And three times one was nine;
    If the pony rode his master,
    If the buttercups ate the cows,
    If the cats had the dire disaster
    To be worried, sir, by the mouse;
    If mamma, sir, sold the baby
    To a gypsy for half a crown;
    If a gentleman, sir, was a lady,—
    The world would be Upside-down!
    If any or all of these wonders
    Should ever come about,
    I should not consider them blunders,
    For I should be Inside-out!

    Like

  • @ Alien Presence
    If a gentleman, sir, was a lady,—
    The world would be Upside-down!

    Shiite then! You know how many gentlemen are ladies…?
    No wonder everything is so mixed up….
    That is the same thing that Zoe and GP has been saying for years now…

    Like

  • Pork Barrel Report No.2: 21 January 2014
    PART I (N.B. To keep this report “readable” it is posted in several parts)

    It is certainly looking as though the posting by Nattileaks at January 21, 2014 at 7:20 AM is accurate. The $64-million question now is: who will be given the position?

    Actually it is not a $64-million question at all but a 64 cents question! This report will explain in detail. Apart from Walrus-Jones there are two other candidates. The Pork Barrel Report has a prediction for who will be the winner! First NWJ.

    Natalie Walrus-Jones:
    Her presence in the shortlist of candidates for the post speaks volumes about the so called Human Resources Department under Jackie Moe-Cox (See the posting and picture at https://www.dropbox.com/s/21ul6857meeikt1/HR_%26_IT_Officers.jpg )

    You would think that the volume of complaints filed against NWJ both here on BU and at the BCC itself would be enough to automatically exclude her from HR’s list! Not so at BCC! It helps you understand why BCC staff have been highly critical of this obvious political appointee and why the country is in the current stinking mess it is!

    Should NWJ get the job, the world would indeed have been turned upside down a la Alien Presence January 21, 2014 at 8:05 AM!!!

    Cont’d….

    Like

  • Pork Barrel Report No.2: 21 January 2014
    PART 2: (N.B. To keep this report “readable” it is posted in several parts)

    Patricia Burke:
    The Patricia Burke persona (now “Gall” I understand ) was rejected for the post of ST before and is likely to suffer the same fate again. You just have to take one look at her bearing or listen to her infantile talk and you would understand why!

    In any event she is a member of the Accounting Cartel, the group of four who have conspired to “under-teach” and therefore, “fail” students in the accounting courses in the semester so that there will be enough “pork” in the Summer School barrel.

    She has on outside chance given the dilemma with which the BCC administration now finds itself stuck; the Division of Commerce has gone through three different acting Senior Tutors between November 2013 and January 2014!.
    Cont’d…

    Like

  • Pork Barrel Report No.2: 21 January 2014
    PART 3: (N.B. To keep this report “readable” it is posted in several parts)

    Jean Butcher-Lashley:
    If you have been following the posts on Destabilization of the BCC and this blog, the presence of Jean Butcher-Lashley in the race is no co-incidence. Neil Watchman hinted that much when he (or she!) reported that the JBL person was “courting” the Principal as the extract from Neil’s posting on 19 December 2013 below indicates:

    “It is alleged that she has been ingratiating herself with the Principal and even managed to get a hearing with CPAC(?) with some inane proposal which is really a rehash of someone’s plan for alternative ways to finance the College. Some question her liaison with the corrupt Principal and strongly suspect her of slick empire building. WN will be putting her in the crosshairs as of now.”

    The Pork Barrel Report now understands that JBL also has influence on the Board in the form of Karen Best (the former BUT boss with the hairstyle dilemma) who sometimes sits on the Board as the MOE’s representative.

    You can see the current Board here: http://www.bcc.edu.bb/About/ManagementSystem.aspx?print=true.
    The composition of the Board is a story in itself but that is one for another report.

    And the winner is???
    Cont’d…

    Like

  • Pork Barrel Report No.2: 21 January 2014
    PART 4: (N.B. To keep this report “readable” it is posted in several parts)
    Cont’d from Part 3:

    The Pork Barrel Report predicts that Jean Butcher-Lashley will be given the post!

    But here’s the laugh (if you think this crap is funny!). We are now to understand that anyone appointed to job of ST Commerce will only be acting for this semester (Jan – May, 2014)! The job will then be advertised again as a permanent post which it has been since December 2012!

    What crap! What a waste of administrative time and taxpayer money!

    For those who are not familiar with the sequence of events here is a summary:

    August 2010: Former ST Barbara Babb-Cadogan (retired as at December 2012) goes on leave and asks the now Dr. Aiden Tull to act as Senior Tutor after no one else would!

    Circa August 2011: College posts bogus internal advertisement of position and Dr. Tull is “ousted” in favour of one Kay Thompson (nee Skeete). As was subsequently learnt, this was the culmination of a concerted attack by the vicious Walrus-Bourne Complex and some members of the current Accounting Cartel who wrote volumes of complaints. Their reason? the no nonsense approach by Dr. Tull esp. in relation to Walrus-Bourne!

    June 2012: Post is advertised as temporary. Kay Thompson’s temporary appointment is renewed. Incidentally, this is the advertisement in which the post of Senior Tutor of Fine Arts, held temporarily by Dr. Alison Thompson, was advertised! See the advertisement here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/hicsge9f6ct5uc1/Job%20Advertisement%20April%20June%20%202012.doc. Also, go to https://bajan.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/destabilization-of-the-barbados-community-college-bcc/ to see the original article submitted by Neil Watchman on the issue.

    November 2013: Kay Thompson (nee Skeete) vacates the post for greener pastures at the UWI. Since the Board did not appoint her after Babb-Cadogan’s retirement in 2012 it can only be assumed her performance in the Division of Commerce, despite her façade, was not satisfactory.

    December 2013: Post of ST, Division of Commerce again advertised again as temporary. This is where we are at now! And it looks as though the Administration is about to do the same crap again! Jean Butcher, like Kay Thompson has no training in management. Her field is English literature!!

    Cont’d

    Like

  • Pork Barrel Report No.2: 21 January 2014
    PART 5: (N.B. To keep this report “readable” it is posted in several parts)

    Cont’d from Part 4:
    After reviewing the two blogs dedicated to the BCC, one can only conclude that corruption is rife at the BCC esp. in the Division of Commerce where the atmosphere is now like a snake pit, compliments of the women! The few men there (with the exception Dr. Tull from all reports) seem incapable of taking a public stand on anything.

    I agree with Dr. Tull for not applying for the temporary post in the DOC and taking part in what is really a Jackass Contest. As has been pointed out somewhere on this blog, the Administration owes him an apology and a reinstatement. I advise him to let them eat each other! It is time for you to move on, sir!

    The DLP BCC Pork Barrel, through its Pork Processor, the HR Department, has clearly exacerbated the corruption and confusion in what used to be a professional tertiary educational institution. An appeal will have to be made to Transparency International for a downgrade of Barbados’ rating on the Corruption Perception Index on the grounds that nepotism and cronyism are alive and well ingrained in education in this country!

    P.S.
    Parents should carefully monitor the events at this institution with respect to applications for places in the Division of Commerce for academic year 2014 – 2015; the Honourable MOE, Ronald Jones, is too busy changing outfits (no pun intended) to mind the People’s Business at BCC so do your own due diligence!

    End of Report

    Like

  • We have a situation where three incompetent, corrupt individuals are interviewed for a Senior Tutor position. One of them is an insane, violence prone, ghetto rodent pretending to be an academic.

    Where do we go from here?

    I have no faith that the situation will be corrected. It will only degenerate further.

    Like

  • @ Malaise
    Sometimes things must get worse before they get better. Never before in the history of the BCC has the Division of Commerce been without a Senior Tutor! But it has happened! We now understand that the Board has asked the last “stand in” Senior Tutor to “hold on” until Monday. Amazing! The last appointed acting ST Kay Thompson “eloped” around November 14, 2013! You do the Math!

    But you can take some comfort in the fact that the Board has now restricted the period for whoever is appointed to May 2014. This tells me that the pressure beginning exerted by this blog is beginning to bite; I rather suspect that they would have kept that person as temporary for as long it flattered their power-hungry vanity.

    It seems clear that this asinine Board is bent on demonstrating who is in charge irrespective of whether or not it damages the morale of the professional staff at the BCC.

    Like

  • @ Malaise
    Lest we forget, though: nothing has yet been done in Fine Arts with respect to the appointment of Dr. Alison Thompson. Like Dr. Tull, the lady has demonstrated class by stepping down from the temporary post of ST because of the intransigence and corruption of the chairman of the Board, Stephen Broome. These educators have demonstrated that education and integrity can go hand in hand.

    Don’t forget that it is Stephen Broome’s actions that have caused teh division of Fine Arts to lose over a quarter of a million dollars in grant funding! Yet, this is the same division that produces the outstanding Visual Arts event, Portfolio. (See Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/278283438922779).

    Frankly, I think there is some element of racial discrimination in the non-appointment of Dr. Thompson. Dr. Thompson is Caucasian. So too is a sizeable percentage of Barbadians and tourists whose money we spend!

    If by the end of this month (January) the situation in Fine Arts and the Division of Commerce are not resolved fairly and justly, we will have to intensify the pressure by appealing to international agencies such as UNESCO, the United Nations Human Rights Organization and even agencies that lend to education in this country e.g. the World Bank.

    Let it not be forgotten that this is an activist project designed to bring about change. It is not an exercise in bitching! The BCC chairman, the Principal, the Walrus-Bourne Complex and the Accounting Cartel should therefore not rest easy!

    As Justice Karma has suggested we may also have to appeal to Transparency International for a downgrading of Barbados’ rating. On this point it may very well be a case of who gets to do this first, Justice Karma or myself.

    There are people who will say that the intended actions are a betrayal of our country. On the contrary, it is because some of us LOVE our country that much that we want to see justice and fairness from top to bottom. There will be no retreat from this position.

    This current party tribalism in Barbados that masquerades under the guise of democracy must come to an end. The time is fast approaching for this old vicious, divisive political order to be swept away.

    The old folks used to quote a verse of scripture which is very pertinent here. It goes something like this: Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people.

    Like

  • Shiite man Neil…..you like you is a bushman yuh!!
    Wuh you ain’t easy…..
    Plus yuh right as shiite….

    Like

  • BT….
    Yes he is right and what does it say about our educational system….past and present as one created the other.
    Ties in with the BIM scholars contribution,wouldn’t you say?

    Like

  • My man Haynes….
    Why you don’t ease up off Bushie doh?
    ..you want another cut-ass like that day back in ’67 or Wuh? 🙂

    This fella Neil ain’t no product of no education system….
    the chap just got balls….. Testosterone…..
    De man just standing up for right!
    De man understand that “truest flame lies in high endeavor….”

    Like

  • BT…
    What are you arguing about….reread what I wrote….Neils point to which I agree with shows the failure of our system back to ’67 and before….wuh cut ass yuh talking bout……yuh got duh wrong boddy..

    Like

  • I like what you are saying Niel watchman.
    i am a past student of BCC and i saw all this coming. i was there 2006-2008. what i saw, was that the likes of walrus are everywhere at bcc, albeit maybe not as bad. there was one who was there when i was there. I was in Liberal Arts (go figure). she was horrible, crude, crass. I always wondered HOW SHE GOT THERE TEACHING. i then understood that the head of the subject which i did had brought her there and then was too cowardly to tell her to kiss her tail.
    she and walrus were friends and she used to go sit in walrus’ class and the 2 of them used to act like ghetto rats!!!
    what i found extremely disturbing was the way walrus and her aforementioned friend used to manipulate the students’ minds!!
    I sat in classes and the woman spent close to an hour berating the PM and this body and that body, talking about other staff members, and about sex, sex and more sex.
    I became concerned about my grades and complained to the head of the subject but nothing got done of course!!!!!!!!!!

    I always saw a link between the field slave-house slave phenomenon and what the 2 of them were doing, and forced young 16 yr olds to do. some of them believed that to get by, they had to suck up so they sucked up by ingratiating themselves to her and walrus and so on. i made up in my mind to leave the nasty corrupt hell hole of an island and did..
    what i gathered from my years at bcc was that corruption is RIFE in barbados. it is EVERYWHERE and is in the CLASS ROOM. that is an immensely dangerous thing that is going on.
    im sorry for the tutors who are left and who genuinely care about teaching.

    The ex-senior tutor of Fine Arts is being targeted for her race. its a fact and so are others.

    BIM i dont love you. I lost all respect for your endemic corruption and feel sorry for the young who know no better and think that what walrus is offering is real. beware that her friend is now at a secondary school tormenting people’s children.

    a sad ex-student of BCC.

    Like

  • The gentleman should not allow his sexual orientation to cloud his judgement and that of the Board.

    On 23 January 2014 17:38, Barbados Underground

    Like

  • BCC Pork Barrel Report #3:

    The Board has made a decision on a temporary ST for the Division of Commerce. It is going to be Patricia Gall (nee Burke)! She is perhaps the lesser of two evils or, depending on how you see it, the least of three evils! She is a member of the Accounting Cartel and one of the “vigilantes” who helped to depose the former senior tutor (Tull).

    She is best known for conducting paid accounting classes on the premises of the BCC without permission, for being told by a student in frustration, “You can’t teach!” and for harassing (“galling” you might say) one of the newest members of staff in the Accounting Department, someone going by the name of Judith Reid (who I am told, manages to get nearly 100% percent passes in all her accounting courses).

    The Pork Barrel Report has also learnt that one of the tutors in the Accounting Department has managed to chalk up yet another high failure rate in not one, but two Accounting courses. Believe it or not she has a double-barrel name too; one Skeete-Cave. More Summer School Pork! Lord, help us!

    And all is not well in the Economics Department either; it appears that a group of students taught by one Scantlebury (a lecher who was sacked from the Open Campus) has chalked up something like a 95% failure rate in an Economics course last semester! Destination BCC for the most incompetent, the most uncouth, the most unprofessional, the most corrupt rejects! All on Board?

    And there is another woman with a double-barrel name (Scott-Thompson) who, we understand, has been allowed to examine an Economics course with ALL multiple choice questions and who is always right up there with the Summer School Pork Barrel! More on this later.

    My understanding is that the DP (Deputy Principal) is responsible for academic matters (See page 9 Student Handbook 2013) so it is not clear why that office has not been investigating the exploits of the Accounting Cartel in the Division of Commerce!

    And why is it that a former Executive Officer, with no training all in academic matters, was “appointed” Assistant Registrar for Exams? (Incidentally this job was not advertised internally or externally!). The main job of this officer is ensuring there are no conflicts in use of the BCC Gymnasium at exam time!! (See page 12 Student Handbook 2013). In other words, the person really works once a semester only! (LOL!).

    Apart from being organizational pork, this is nothing more than managerial mayhem because the DP’s office (wastefully so in my view) is currently responsible for what some organizations call “estate matters”; if you ask to use or rent a room in the BCC it has to be processed by the DPs office! Clearly, the DPs office should be responsible for running exams and the Executive Officer-cum-Assistant Registrar for Exams assigning rooms?!

    But more on this organizational mayhem later because we now understand that the Principal is really the Deputy Principal! Reminds me of that old calypso, “Shame and Scandal in the Family”.

    Where is Public Sector reform when you need it? and where is the HR Officer with the circa $10,000 a month job? Is the BCC going to get shaken up in the promised review and rationalization of statutory corporations promised by the Minister of Finance?

    Alien Presence, you are going to have to recite that poem again for if there ever was a “topsy” that was “turvied” it is here at the BCC! And it stinks!

    Like

  • Wuh loss! wunna en mekking nuh sport bout BCC a’ tall! a’ tall! I had me engines out fuh maintenance so uh cun follow de blog. But wunna en mekking nuh sport, doah!

    Wuh happen tuh dey Walrus boah! She keeping quiet? An’ to tink she apply fuh dey job uh Senuh Tutah! Crimson Crimon! Doan mind dah doah; she gine get fired if um is dey las’ ting pun planet Earth. When Firemagade fire sumbody duh well fired!

    But looka! wuuna in hear duh had a real fire at BCC last week? Yeah, some car ketch fire near a part uh BCC name Morningside or sumthing so! Dah is why is I call up maintenance and tell dem I want me fire engines back real fas’ yeh!

    Looka, wunna feel dat dah fire is a sign of things to come, like people getting fired and people unravellin’? I tink so doah!

    Justice Karma; I like you name bad doah; You soun’ like a real gorillaphunt boah. Geh duh fire up dey, man!

    But looka, we gine got tuh fire sum uh dem people in the Division of Commerce, doah! How dem could treat people trildren so doah; just to top up duh pork barrel? Um is a good ting dah one dat got dey job in commerce only temporary, doah. She like she is sumthing else boah!

    I mekking up a list and I gine check pun dey res’ uh me engines – #2 and #3 in back yet – cause looka, I sure I gine fire somebodies by month end!

    Like

  • The BCC Board gets an F for the decision re. the Senior Tutor in the Division of Commerce as reported by Justice Karma. The only redeeming point here is that the Board has in effect, “applied for a supplemental exam” in one semester’s time, so we will see if they pass their exam then or not. Given the free run on the Pork Barrel in this Division, as detailed by Justice Karma, the Board must surely know by now that it needs a strong, highly trained, no nonsense leader in the Division of Commerce. We will follow this very closely.

    To the best of our knowledge, the matter of Dr. Thompson in Fine Arts has not been addressed yet so we are putting the Board on three days notice re. this matter. Dr. Thompson has to be appointed and more importantly, the Chairman has to retreat from the demand made with respect to his position on the quarter million dollars of overseas funding offered to Fine Arts. (For those who have forgotten, this is what started this action on BU). I believe those funds can be “retrieved” if the Chairman amends his arrogant and asinine ways.

    If the Dr. Thompson matter is not rectified by month end, Operation Stingray will be launched.

    So that the Board understands the seriousness of this call, we invite readers of this blog to view an example of the state of the physical plant in the BCC which is another pressing issue. This is an example of the electrical hazard to which staff and students are currently exposed. This electrical point has been in this state for evermore it seems! Someone needs to call the Occupational Health and Safety or Factory Inspection Unit (or whatever it is called now).

    But this has nothing to do with the rusty, precariously perched, World War I overhead fans in most rooms, frequent bee attacks in Morningside, African snails in the Language centre, the reported poor lighting at night, the “unacademic” hours of the College Library (of which more will be said) or the sheer dilapidation all over the BCC plant.

    None of this is surprising since the Bursar, one Newsam (or is it Nui-sance?), is alleged to have “returned” to government a few years back, over one million dollars budgeted for the BCC. In this she was aided and abetted by the Principal, who according to the BCC Act, is the Chief Finance Officer, but who, amongst his myriad weaknesses, is not financially literate (with the exception, of course, of knowing how to collect his fat salary at the end of the month!).

    (It is truly amazing how the Board is unable to fire this incompetent, inept Principal. But then, look at what is happening in this country! Looks like a case of the blind leading the blind!)

    I am definitely not advocating violence, but as a measure of how most staff members seem to feel about the state of affairs at the BCC, esp. with respect to the physical plant, Nui-sance together with the Principal ought to be stung (preferably by the bees from Morningside), hung, drawn and quartered for the state of the BCC plant!

    72 hours and counting until the launch of Operation Stingray!

    Like

  • This is the link to the exposed electrical fitting mentioned in the previous posting:

    Like

  • Our information is that, to date, there has been no move to appoint Dr. Alison Thompson to the post of Senior Tutor, Division of Fine Arts. One source has indicated that members of that Division had opted not to apply for the post in order not to oppose Dr. Thompson. The solidarity and confidence her colleagues have displayed in her make the obduracy of the BCC Board and administration that much more irritating.

    Given the lack of progress on this matter, The BCC Anti-Corruption & Advancement Movement (BAAM) is committed to implementing Operation Stingray, a multi-frontal assault aimed at getting traction on this matter (and other matters), as of tomorrow 1st February 2014.

    Meanwhile the Walrus-Bourne Complex seems to be keeping a low profile. It might as well; the Complex is still in the cross-hairs because the main objective of the removal of the Walrus from the BCC is still very much on the agenda!

    Meanwhile we understand that Barbara Babb-Cadogan, the former (and now retired) Senior Tutor of the Division of Commerce has surfaced to give life-support to the temporarily appointed ST who is turning out to be as weak as expected. Amazing how it takes so many different people to fill one man’s shoes!

    BAAM understands that Barbara Babb-Cadogan is wholly responsible for nurturing, aiding and abetting the beast we refer to as the Walrus-Bourne Complex over the thirteen years she was the Division’s head. As reported before, she was also the instigator of the plot to remove the only male ST the DOC has had in recent times.

    If that corrupter and Jezebel continues to interfere, BAAM will launch a stingray that will make her think twice about showing even her face in the BCC again! Let the dead bury the dead!

    Like

  • if uncouth babb-cadogan is lending support to new senior tutor of commerce, it means that the Walrus-bourne complex will be strengthened…all like now walrus mussee waiting pun babb to tell she how to tackle weakling ‘senior tutor.’ walrus gun bring out she other personality, sweet talk the woman burke, mek burke feel she bright etc
    then walrus gun got burke good in she claws………..
    babsie mekking sure that she pet the walrus gun keep getting look after

    Like

  • @laugh
    What you say has some merit; it is consistent with what we know about the “male” component of that Complex. Be assured we are monitoring the situation.

    Like

  • I hear that de Walrus pun a charm offensive and she bout de College playing she acting all nice. But a rat is a rat and Walrus de ghetto rat is a ghetto rat whichever way wunna look at it. She cant keep up de nice act for too long. Watch she blow up and let loose like de mental patient she is soon.

    Like

  • @Sweet Pea
    Wuh you in know dey half a um! I hear she even mekking suggestions bout how to improve dey Commerce division, boah. Oh my great, great grandmudda! I feel she tekking anti-bitch pills; she too sweet boah!

    And dey udder half of the dey Walrus-Complex, dah lawyer Laticia Bourne quiet, quiet, quiet yuh know! Boy dem really trying to do damage control! Wicked _itches!

    Wunna en hear dey Best, doah; dey principal acshally gine bout dey college having meetings wid each Division separate boah, like somebody seh last year! ‘E had dey first one in Commerce and ‘e did suppose tuh have one in a division call General Ed dis week. But looka, I hear dah man Tull in Commerce grill ‘e tail wid questions at dey Commerce meeting. Duh unfair Tull several times over but ‘e like ‘e in frighten fuh none ud duh. Man got real balls, boah! Dear God, please bless dey ‘udder’ men (no pun intended) wid some real Balls!

    But wunna know why dey principal gotting dese separate meetings? Um is because uh dis blog! Ever body bout BCC reading dey blog so ‘e frighten tuh face dey staff in full! Yuh see wuh a little real press freedom cud do doah!

    But dah principal real backward doah! I hear ‘e contract ending in July dis year. I really wanna see if dey Board in gine get rid uh he now, doah. But yuh know what: any ting dat Ronald Jones got anyting to do wid gine always be backward (no pun intended!).

    P.S. I dun mek up my promised list of firements (aka forced layoffs) but I getting it check twice (ho ho ho) before I call out my fire engines!

    Like

  • Walrus Jones and all of dem dubble barrel witches could try all dem want but nuhbody aint fool by dem. Dem cant keep it up. Walrus is too mad to keep up de act. It dont take much for she to fly off de handle. Just let a student phone beep in she class or somebody challenge she and she gine act like she normal igrunt self.

    De Principal is a foolish man. He frighten fuh he own shadow and he play he holding separate meetings with different departments. He frighten people gang up pun he.

    Like

  • @sweet Pea
    @Vincent Haynes
    @ Justice Karma
    @ Firemagade
    See new blog on BCC here: https://barbadosunderground.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/barbados-community-college-principal-divides-to-conquer/

    Like

  • Troy buddy, I concur with what you have said. I too had to deal with the individual you mention (walrus’ friend). remember how she used to treat the bright students bad? cos she is a dimwit and used to reward the dumber ones.
    well Troy boy, I talk to people and all is not well in that section.
    same old thing happening. same type of woman-with-issues, same favoritism shown to students, same silencing…..

    Like

  • so what is the word on walrus? how come shes still teaching and acting as if everything is normal??

    Like

  • According to NUPW Dennis Clarke on the news this evening BCC staff will not escape the chopping block.

    Like

  • yes but walrus aint goin anywhere since she is known for saying that ‘nabody caaan fire me”
    this restructuring thing aint gun touch she and she will continue to ‘teach’ people’s children….

    Like

  • Walrus was back to she ranting ways with students. She tell dem that de police investigating de blog and all de people talking she name will see. I real frighten. Not.

    De walrus cozying up with de new Senior Tutor so that she can got de foolish woman in she corner.

    Like

Join in the discussion, you never know how expressing your view may make a difference.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s