HILARY BECKLES AND THE CONSOLIDATION OF REGIONAL DICTATORSHIPS

Submitted by Pachamama

We have become well use to, in politics, elected dictatorships masquerading as democracies in the Caribbean. However, there are other formations within the miseducation system, amongst the top corporations, civil society and elsewhere. Of course, there are interlocking connections between and amongst these.

The University of the West Indies has long pretended to be a strict adherent to the notion that special dispensations were not ever to be given, especially relating to matters of contracts, tenure, retirement, appointments and so forth. It was supposedly to be about the maintenance of exemplary academic standards.

That normal university rules would not, for example, allow a vice chancellor to serve beyond age 65, or there about, far less permit the university’s highest operational manager to extend his service to over the age of 70 with a six year renewal, which the recent disclosures will mean.

When any one person, entirely based on a vicious respectability ethos, which Hilary Beckles himself has substantially erected, is guided by the notion that there can be nobody in the region, or from amongst the diaspora, possessing the skills, competencies and capabilities to replace him, we are not just bordering on a dictatorial impulse but are exhibiting degenerative, full blown, dictatorial tendencies in the very place where critical interrogation should be the hallmark.

This is the same Beckles who misguidedly declared that the last election victory of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) was a ‘Mottley revolution’. Where is that revolution? It can be only found within the context of his budgetary position as he seeks to promote backwardness at Cave Hill and elsewhere at a heightened industrial scale not dissimilar to the production of widgets.

This is the same Beckles who still fails to see that it is a moral crime, double, to distil the sacred sacrifices of our ancestors into pottage for the miseducation of Caribbean peoples. There has been no permissions granted him by this descendant of Afrikan slaves to take property in our stead. Beckles in so doing is committing a crime which could never be forgiven. Certainly it is high time for a civil and/or criminal complaint be lodged in an international court of competent jurisdiction to stop Beckles and his ilk from selling-out our sacred ancestors. For the ultimate decision making body of the UWI to impose on Caribbean peoples six (6) more years of this tyrant speaks for itself. To presume dictatorship over the living is one calculation, but such desecrations of the sacrifices of the ancestors must not be permitted.

This is the same Beckles who, along with Owen Arthur – the late, Mia Mottley, Ralph Gonzales, an ‘influenced’ Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and others joined with the Modi-inspired PPP of Guyana to subvert the country’s political process in the interests of the State Department of the United States of America. This kind of interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign CARICOM state should qualify as a high crime, not rewarded with an ability to do more damage to the region over a longer period of time.

Hilary Beckles and his newly-found class of leading ‘blacks’ in the Caribbean continue to fail when measured by their inability to deliver us from any single one of the many intractable problems this region continues to face. Those who are expected to be lorded over should have a right, an expectation, that Beckles and the so-called elites would be able to move the needle forward, even an inch. The reverse is unfortunately a truism when petty dictators rule.

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  • De Pachamama is back.

    John A. Please take a seat

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  • “This is the same Beckles who still fails to see that it is a moral crime, double, to distil the sacred sacrifices of our ancestors into pottage for the miseducation of Caribbean peoples.”

    very ugly, uglier still was the DESIRE to maintain and sustain SLAVE SOCIETIES at the EXPENSE of the living and incoming survivors, that he has since confessed publicly in Europe, to the EU parliament, as he finally labeled Caribbean islands as “slave societies” and implored them to reverse…. while diligently and forcefully trying to EXTRACT reparations by the billions of dollars from Europe and UK…but NOT TO PUT in the hands of the descendants where it belongs.

    He is one of the many who from time to time quote Bob Marley while ignoring that he said that the system has to be ABANDONED….dismantling alone will never work, the slave laws and slave codes can be removed from statute books, but the societal damage after hundreds of years, the mental chains trapping the thought processes and the toxic miseducation system will still be permanently in place.

    …even more VILE is seemingly and unknowingly making that request for funds, the source and resources of which will first have to be STOLEN from ours and our ancestors’ Motherland…how could he not have known that????

    Pacha…i had a hard time wording the last 3 sentences, even after this exposure last year, i can’t for the life of me wrap my head around the fact that the professor did not know how the west maintains itself…and why would he ambitiously seek to claim any payout would be to build “a Caribbean civilization” which he KNOWS is merely the continuation of generational slave societies as long as the Slave Society system remains firmly in place, and apparently believed that there was not even one descendant of the African enslaved who had the mental capacity to figure it all out.

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  • He has certainly brought Big notoriety to a small island.

    On the more positive hand, why not beg Rihanna and her pending fiancé A$AP to play a major role in promoting their now suffering motherland in order to attract a new breed of visitors to the island?
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Spot on Milley Boy..

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  • Descendants of the enslaved wearing colonial titles are NOT LEADERS…they are descendants of the enslaved allowed under official permission from UK to control the slave system on slave society islands……that is all..

    ..don’t know why they or anyone else would think any different…but the deluded love to display their delusions..

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  • Nairobi 555

    You need to elaborate on this topic immediately…

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  • William Skinner

    @ Pacha
    Finally a major academic fraud has been exposed and unmasked. This political criminal declared that the NDP was disrupting status quo in Barbados by challenging the BLPDLP.
    Beckles is as big a disappointment as Ralph Gonsalves.
    Well done Pacha……. well done!

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  • Hilary is outspoke against the white man’s repugnant crimes to humanity aka slavery aka biggest crime to humanity and it’s false justification the delusion of white supremacy racism

    Bad deeds will not go unpunished.

    There’s something happening here but what it is ain’t exactly clear there’s a man with a gun over there telling me I got to beware I think it’s time we stop children, what’s that sound? everybody look, what’s going down? There’s battle lines being drawn nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong young people speaking their minds getting so much resistance from behind

    For what it’s worth, War on you and you and you get’s her knicker twisted all knotted up like she’s got ants in her pants, but criticising Hilary and Me for calling striking while the iron is hot recovering monies due for reparations to be put in a fund one year ago when black live matters where protesting and honkies started consolidating historical legacy of accumulative wealth generated in businesses by slave masters who were compensated for the loss of income from emancipation of living black people in their properties portfolio means that Barbados blew it big time and UK started playing a shell game by with one hand paying the other paying their own HR departments the reparations to start addressing racism of whites they recruit who still discriminate against the handful of blacks that work for them and not with them

    I got Bob Marley lyrics like dirt as well as the other Wailers Bunny and Peter and their mentor Joe Higgs and their producer Lee Scratch Perry and all others members of Wailers Band like Family Man Aston Barrett on Bass Carlton Barret on Drums Tyronne Downie Glen da Costa Junior Marvin and backup singers Marcia Griffiths Judy Mowatt Rita Marley

    Lets Get Together + Black Ants Dub

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  • @ WURA-War-on-U May 21, 2021 7:10 AM

    It would be very interesting to see if this same colonial pimp will be insisting on being addressed as “Sir Hillary” after Barbados becomes a republic later in the year.

    If he doesn’t drop that colonial sh*te title from his collection of ‘dog’ medals then you can conclude that the man is a complete fraud of a monkey on full parade and all dressed up in a colonial-minded costume, to boot.

    “When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his “proper place” and will stay in it.” ― Carter G. Woodson, The Mis-Education of the Negro

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  • Of immediate concern is the CXC debacle which has punched a deep hole in SIR Hilary’s legacy.

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  • Miller

    That is a direct quote from the book called the Miseducation of the Negro, that all Negroes, need to get their hands on, though some aspects of the book are somewhat antiquated today.

    However, the author of this very important book, has pointed to basis problem which has undermined our progress as race of people, and that is the problem of our betrayal and undermining of each other.

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  • “very interesting to see if this same colonial pimp will be insisting on being addressed as “Sir Hillary” after Barbados becomes a republic later in the year.”

    he should have shredded and shed that Slave title legacy a long time ago, it’s interesting why he holds on to it, maybe for recognition, support and approval

    “Beckles is as big a disappointment as Ralph Gonsalves.”

    Gonsalves is a repugnant and despicable mirror image descendant of the enslaving portuguese swine….don’t expect any better…look at the mental, social, financial and educational low level he has reduced the descendants of the enslaved to on the island…it’s deserving of prison time…..politics, corruption and nastiness will always finish them off like clockwork.

    let them all keeping dreaming of reparations money that they will not get…and that belongs to NONE OF THEM…gang of THIEVES….the AU is taking care of that, and they put their tails between their thieving legs and hooked up with AU,…still believing they will get their hands on billions of dollars to run some SCAM on the descended survivors with their minority criminal friends.

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  • We can now say definitively that these frauds were given license to criminalize, socially and financially cannibalize the surviving descendants while heralding the slave society as a huge success, which it was for 54 years and believed only by their perpetual slaves, , until it all went sideways..

    but did you see the act that the honorable Slaves put on with DBLP tag team political parties for 54 years…

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  • When Bajans talk about slavey reparations on BU they start coming out with arguments why they shouldn’t or won’t get diddly squat, it’s like telling children to be quiet when their parents are in a dispute with another party. Problem is the whites have spies who will note down all the excuses not to give any reparations for their own list in the argument / debate. Propaganda and politics at national and international level are an adversarial process like legal cases in court, or games of football and people are scoring own goals working for the other side and defeating themselves.

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  • One of the failing qualities of Black people is that we find reasons to promote the crabs in a barrel mentality. We can disagree while at the same time being strident advocates for change. We are a most disparate group to compare with the other races.

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  • David

    It is unnecessary to erect that long discredited myth.

    The truth is that there is no genetic trait known only to Black people which predisposes us to the cognition you seem to be accepting of.

    This crabs in the barrel thinking can be applied to all people. We cite the behaviour of the Jews in Germany around 1945.

    David, it is a sew-and-sew canard.

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  • Good work Pacha.

    Academia is (yet) another area that has failed Barbadian society.

    It is time for a critical review of the purpose, mission and benefits of UWI in its current form.

    Imagine that after 6-7 decades UWI Cave Hill – one the recommendation of Sir Cave Hilary – couldn’t find a Caribbean person to fill the post of Principal.

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  • It’s refreshing to see the large amount of conscious people who have visibly shed the façade of what they did not create, others may want to try it, that burden and weight lifted off one’s shoulders is edifying and mentally empowering, releasing only positive energy….some call it a higher vibration…better than wasting time that ya really don’t have.

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  • @Pacha

    We must judge based on the current state of play when we compare.

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  • Most jews will not criticise Israel even if they don’t agree with their actions, which is a shame as it would neutralise the antisemitic trope against the criticism, although they do get branded as traitors and blacklisted by the state, like Noam Chomsky or the Israeli Soldiers against occupation movement called Breaking the Silence.

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  • Was telling someone recently that hard-headedness is not only peculiar to Black people, you find each group with those traits of weakness.. but where Black people stand out is in their INABILITY TO UNITE….as other groups would for one common good to benefit the collective and fight to the death to cement that hold..

    .and also the handicap that sees them unable to agree on anything to advance a cause for our own advantage, the federation and then the Caricom sideshow comes to mind….that is what has the group continually based at the bottom….there is always some clown or sellout going off the reservation…

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  • David
    Have it your way.

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  • Where you all see a dictatorship, in Barbados I look at happy people who voluntarily place their fate in the hands of our Most Honourable Prime Minister Mia Mottley.

    Even the Chinese Communist Party looks on us with envy. Where in China censorship is necessary, here on BU selfless, neutral patriots blog to celebrate the many deeds of our great government. In China, the government throws opposition figures in jail; fortunately, we are able rely on the Americans to clean up the mess for us. Once the tourists are back, our economic growth will be higher than China’s for years!

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  • @Pacha

    Sir Hilary on the job, leader or dictator?

    Sir Hilary meets with UWI staff in St Vincent

    https://www.nationnews.com/2021/05/21/sir-hilary-meets-uwi-staff-jamaica/

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  • David

    In this we see the intersectionality of two dictators coordinating to keep each other in powah.

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  • @Pacha

    Your observation is not totally unexpected LOL.

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  • David
    If you knew these actors as non public persons you may be less accepting.

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  • Pacha…that’s the problems, they don’t know the characters personally, only as public figures, in essence talking heads..talk is cheap.

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  • @Pacha

    Hilary did not seem a bad sort playing cricket with the boys on weekends.

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  • Waru

    It’s critical not to be over reliant on public personality to make judgements.

    David
    Politicians and would be politicians play games with the boys on the block at weekends too. Read between the lines.

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  • The critics said
    Brilliant.
    Filled with many useful nuggets.
    However, what he consider as dictatorial tendencies are the traits of a demigod. Know your gods….
    “When any one person, entirely based on a vicious respectability ethos, which Hilary Beckles himself has substantially erected, is guided by the notion that there can be nobody in the region, or from amongst the diaspora, possessing the skills, competencies and capabilities to replace him, we are not just bordering on a dictatorial impulse but are exhibiting degenerative, full blown, dictatorial tendencies in the very place where critical interrogation should be the hallmark.”

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  • I locked horns (gently) with Wura when she used (I think), the phrase “crab in a barrel”.

    We use the N word and repeat the worst phrases about ourselves and then ask ‘can other races respect the black race’. Self-respect is the first step.

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  • “We use the N word and repeat the worst phrases about ourselves”

    if you note, the word nigas IS RESERVED for the the honorable Slaves who don’t BLINk when in the heat of SELLING OUT and disrespecting the people who elect them, insulting their intelligence, disrespecting their ancestors DAILY by making sure their people live in generational poverty, while everyone else ROBS THEM..

    i don’t just go around calling people the N word, only those who have no respect for themselves or the Black population who looks just like them, are deserving of being brought down to the level of a niga…while pretending to be honorable..

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  • “It’s critical not to be over reliant on public personality to make judgements.”

    say it again, it may resonate and stick in some minds.

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  • Wura

    I met this illustrious and learned African man in the library one day, while reading with my kids.
    And he related to me that he was one the architects of his country independence, and that he was in America in exiled which his son. and that he was disappointed to see young African American youths walking the streets of America, with their pants hanging beneath their behind.

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  • “One of the failing qualities of Black people is that we find reasons to promote the crabs in a barrel mentality. We can disagree while at the same time being strident advocates for change. We are a most disparate group to compare with the other races.”

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    There is a saying within the African-American community that once you start doing well, there is a certain type of black person who will start to hate on you and try to tear you down. Like crabs in a barrel, when you try to rise above your circumstances, they will try to pull you back down. After reading yet another attack on a younger, accomplished African-American by Dr. Cornel West that is what makes me disappointed as a black woman trying to rise above the circumstances she was born into. Instead of him being the brilliant and provocative speaker on race that he once was, he’s become just another crab in the barrel.

    “Although I am an attorney, I will freely admit that I am out of my depth talking about the relative merit or criticism of neoliberalism. I’m not interested in taking sides politically with either Dr. West or Ta-Nehisi Coates because I am more to the right of center within the Democratic Party than either of them. Regardless of political affiliation or ideological leanings, I love to see other black people win. In a world where we are too often seen as only being thugs, gangbangers or drug dealers, I have a sense of pride when I see black people acknowledged as having brilliance by the larger world like both Dr. West and Ta-Nehisi Coates. It begs the question of why someone as accomplished as Dr. West would insist on attacking other black thought leaders, and if his Ph. D actually stands for Player-Hater-Degree.

    I think that this situation with Dr. West speaks to a much larger issue that seems to plague some African-Americans who have risen to a high level: too often instead of extending a helping hand to other people of color there is a perceptive fear that there can be only one of us, and they are bound and determined to be that one. This includes the willingness to disparage and cut off the legs of another black person to maintain that position for themselves.

    This situation is about more than just a political disagreement, but also about a culture of distrust that sometimes exist between the younger generations and some established older black people who seem intent to kick another up and coming African-American off the ladder of success. I know there are people reading this piece who will lay the blame at the feet of “white supremacy” instead of laying it where it belongs, which regretfully is at the feet of every African-American that chooses to hurt another black person to preserve their place and couch it in some moral superiority like Dr. West has shown himself to do (i.e. calling out another person’s authenticity or

    commitment to black America.) What we all need to be conscious of is our commitment to black people is shown to the world by your interactions with other black people every day, not just some ideals that you preach about instead of practicing in real life.

    Dr. West criticism of other black people somehow always seems to come from the place that they are not “black enough”. That is the balance for the successful black person. To find success in the larger mainstream (“white world”) there are decisions and choices that you will have to make that other black people may judge harshly even labeling you with problematic terms like “coon” or “sellout”. I’m sure that these are issues that
    Dr. West himself has had to deal with being a professor at a primarily white institution like Princeton. The idea that there is only one way to experience blackness, or to talk about race in this country as it relates to black people is actually one of our community’s biggest weaknesses. I have a feeling that Mr. Coates decided to not engage rather than to disrespect an elder who is probably someone that he grew up idolizing. The idea that Dr. West calls the people he criticizes his “brother” or “sister” just before he proceeds to tear them down is amazing to me. If he was really interested in engaging Mr. Coates in a conversation about their philosophical differences it could have been done in private instead of putting it “in the streets”. Instead, this appears to be about Dr. West making himself relevant again while also hitting out at not only Mr. Coates, but also President Obama. Now, don’t get me wrong, the issues of poor Americans is very important and we should encourage others to speak about those issues, but to shame them for not speaking about issues in the way that you think is correct is harmful.

    I find it ironic that a man who went to Harvard and Princeton and has taught at Princeton for the majority of his career, who himself was a “white liberal darling” of some of the most elite institutions in the country, would call into question the commitment or knowledge of Mr. Coates to the issues of poor black communities. To be even more frank, if Dr. West was so concerned with the education and values of young black intellectuals than he could have become a mentor to this next generation of black academics instead of calling them out in public, or even considered teaching at a college that has more than only 8% of black students currently in undergraduate students as Princeton University does. Maybe a place like Howard University which is a primarily black institution and where Mr. Coates attended college would accomplish this. As someone who has spent my life in primarily white institutions I think representation matters so under normal circumstances I would never criticize another black person for not being in majority black spaces, but would Dr. West measure up to the standard that he has set for other black intellectuals.

    None of this means that we are required to agree with each other, in fact there are a large variety of opinions on a host of issues in the black community. However, pointed personal attacks on the essence of someone’s work and their commitment to the Black community as he has done this to other black scholars like Melissa Harris Perry and Michael Eric Dyson in the past are not the example we need to be setting for African-American youth. Maybe Dr. West should ask himself if he is really “my brother’s keeper” or maybe just the biggest crab in the barrel.

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  • Cornel Ronald West a Black American philosopher.

    He is an outspoken voice in left-wing politics.

    War-On-U/Nairobi 555 read his books???

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  • “there is a certain type of black person who will start to hate on you and try to tear you down. Like crabs in a barrel, when you try to rise above your circumstances, they will try to pull you back down”

    something like the crabs in the parliament who don’t want to see the black population rise above working under minorities for slave salaries , no benefits or severance or being independent and controlling their own finances/economy, land and destiny….all they have done for 54 years is TEAR DOWN the African population and trap them in dependency…

    they caused the people to LOSE EVERYTHING THEY ACQUIRED IN 5 DECADES…

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  • Don’t criticise get wise and mobilise
    Beckles has written books on reparations
    it is time for the next generation to do same

    like:

    The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates
    “People were not slaves they were enslaved”

    If the slaves had deeds of ownership to the farms they worked on they would have been rich
    but they didn’t even have deeds to themselves and were owned by their masters
    If they talk backed they were whipped and would have have scars on their back like trees
    and gagged with a Horse Bridle so they couldn’t speak
    If they run away the property would be fugitive criminals chased by slave catchers

    Actors in Underground Railroad series needed Advocacy / Therapy / Support Groups on set for their trauma

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  • “War-On-U/Nairobi 555 read his books???”

    Fuck You
    which means
    negatory

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  • What does “slaves in barrell ” have to do with the truth as clearly stated in the article
    The only crabs are those elitist that sit at the top of the barely keeping the black race from moving forward
    Speaking of unity
    Mia
    Gonsalves
    Beckles
    What a unified Trifecta
    Or a holier than thou trinity that expect the masses to bow at their feet

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  • War may be right that Barbados is a slave society and testimony of what slaves can achieve when freed

    Inner Peace
    Om Shanti Om
    Inner peace

    Inner Tuning: The sound of this mantra illuminates my day and leads me into a place of inner peace and calm, even as challenges arise.
    Om Shanti Om (Peace)

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  • Wura is always making accusations.
    If one were to think about them a little one would be force to conclude that there a great deal of truth in her claims.

    But if one were to give them serious thoughts then one would be force to ask several questions.
    Would educated black seek to keep their “parents/relatives” at the bottom of the totem pole?
    Would they try to create generational poverty in their “own families”.
    Would one ethnic group support enrichment and empowerment of others over their own?
    Would the BDLP both betray the masses for over 60 years?

    If the answers are yes and Wura is correct then education has made all of us mad.

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  • Some typos.. on a cheap phone.

    Mad thinking
    Why on earth does my son have a better phone than what I have. If the situation was reversed would I have the better phone? Perhaps, I need to get tough with him…. I will.
    Wait a minute, if I get tough on him, my wife will go easier on him and get tough with me…. She knew me first… Where did the love go?

    Have a great day Barbados. Hoping you get up refreshed and with a very active brain. Let’s have all your thoughts here. .

    HAGD Barbados.

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  • TheO
    You and your wife are grounded in an earthly relationship
    whereas Children are angels sent from heaven above

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  • NorthernObserver

    @Pacha
    You are a boss. One day I speak to self-interest (@ac was first) in the M-E and you tell me Bullshite. Largely because your intent is to show that Israel and the US are terrorist states, and IMO you are not wrong. In fact, every state exhibits various threats for political (personal?) gain, some more overtly than others. Almost the next day, you are writing about self-interest of HB et al. Self-interest rules.
    It was BMLAS, but after his induction it has become just MAS; as in Mutual Admiration Society. They move domicile, and use a SPAC to trade elsewhere. In return for monthly directors fees and other perks, including significant corporate donations to UWI, numerous other Board members received honorary doctorates from the UWI. Amazing how some landscapes can change in a few years?

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    To quote fellow readers here
    “War may be right that Barbados is a slave society and testimony of what slaves can achieve when freed..”

    And… “Wura is always making accusations….If one were to think about them a little one would be force to conclude that there a great deal of truth in her claims….But if one were to give them serious thoughts then one would be force to ask several questions….”

    The blogger to whom those quotes refer uses a battering-ram to psychological bash us (Bajans) daily … and I find no intellectual nor other stimulating benefit therefrom.

    Our tribulations as a majority populated and led Black nation are not unique and in simple factual terms – as @Northern said above re Prof Beckles – avarice and self interest propels humans (Black and White) towards self serving personal aggrandizement … so why these daily tirade about Bajan slaves!

    What makes us so UNIQUE !

    Their (her/his) remarks are a sad parody to anyone with a modicum of analytical nous… to wit:

    “something like the crabs in the parliament who don’t want to see the black population rise above working under minorities for slave salaries , no benefits or severance or being independent and controlling their own finances/economy, land and destiny….all they have done for 54 years is TEAR DOWN the African population and trap them in dependency……they caused the people to LOSE EVERYTHING THEY ACQUIRED IN 5 DECADES”

    This is a fallacious ‘word salad’ as the doc would say…

    WHO helped make the acquisitions over those 5 decades? :THE SELF SAME BLACK MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT.

    Who knowingly elected and elects them time after time?: THE SELF SAME BLACK POPULATION.

    When any BAJAN is torn down who suffers?: BARBAODS AND THUS THOSE TOO IN GOVERNANCE.

    It is TRUE that we have a corrupt governance and an unacceptable ownership of commerce by the non-Black, minority groups; it is also true that we have suffered pain over these many years but it is BS to pompesette those facts as if there are the ONLY aspects of the last several decades of Bajan life with the daily tirades of us as Black SLAVES dependent on whomever or whatever…

    Nicely said, as above, it’s a fallacy … in the rum shop it’s a lot of rassclot %^$#@&*!.😂

    I gone.

    Oh, BTW education has certainly made us ‘mad’ with lots of data like theirs which we spout ad nauseam to bamboozle, intimidate and confuse.

    I gone, gone.

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  • “If the answers are yes and Wura is correct then education has made all of us mad.”

    mis-education COUPLED with INDOCTRINATION and the consistent MYRIAD LIES and normalized DECEIT issuing forth from the honorable Slaves in the parliament..

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  • @ Nairobi 555

    I refused to step down the profane ladder to meet you. Evidently, it went way way over your brilliant head…

    Antithesis…

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  • “This is a fallacious ‘word salad’ as the doc would say…

    WHO helped make the acquisitions over those 5 decades? :THE SELF SAME BLACK MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT.”
    .XXX If you paid a man money to build a mansion and when you got there you saw a 2×3 shack would you be satisfied? Our assertion is that the five decades could have been more productive and useful to the nation; the claim that they did do something does not refute this assertion.

    “Who knowingly elected and elects them time after time?: THE SELF SAME BLACK POPULATION.”
    xxx And given only the choice of these two evils, we will be electing them for another five decades, if nothing changes. That is the system we have. We should not allow anyone to transfer the blame for mismanagement onto the shoulders of the black electorate.

    :”When any BAJAN is torn down who suffers?: BARBAODS AND THUS THOSE TOO IN GOVERNANCE”.
    xx In other words, suffer in silence because your description of reality is tearing Barbados down. It is their actions that is making them look bad, not our words. How would you expect us to describe a cold blooded murder?

    “It is TRUE that we have a corrupt governance and an unacceptable ownership of commerce by the non-Black, minority groups; it is also true that we have suffered pain over these many years”
    After all of the above “Wura is right”

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  • @ Nairobi 555

    I marched in Cape-Town/Johannesburg against South African Apartheid oppressed laws in 1975. What have you contributed to the cause.

    Kim Tubby Reggae..???????????

    You bloody Toffee..you..

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  • @ Mr. Dickson AKA-Nairobi 555

    Erma Ladouce didn’t do my homework for bathroom favors when I attended HIGH SCHOOL. I did my own..

    Three fish in a can eating Toffee..

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  • Lick the spit off my balls you bitch
    Ruff a them

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  • @ Mr. Dickson AKA-Nairobi 555

    I Walk a thousand miles for freedom..

    And you?

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  • @Pachamama May 21, 2021 2:29 PM “If you knew these actors as non public persons you may be less accepting.”

    My family has known the Beckles/Levine family for many, many. many generations, as least as far back as Hilary’s 4 grandparents, in fact we may well have arrived on the same ship, and we have supported each other, helped out each other, looked out for our communities over these many generations, in slavery, in “apprenticeship” and in freedom. Hilary is not as described by Pachamama, Waru and others.

    Pacha, waru and others are lying. All lies, with a good bit of envy and jealousy thrown in.

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  • @ Mr. Dickson AKA-Nairobi 555

    De Antonov An-225 Mriya, went over your steak & kidney pie head and you called it a sparrow…What a wee wee you..

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  • Shut up with your war stories old man

    Gotta Be Strong

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  • People make the world go ’round

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  • “Pacha, waru and others are lying. All lies, with a good bit of envy and jealousy thrown in.”

    wuh you been drinking, ya mad, you really tell yaself that i want to model a colonial YOKE around my neck….cuddear, lay off the bottle.

    there is that issue with lack of self-respect rearing its ugly head again.

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  • de pedantic Dribbler

    Senor, your analysis is a circular torturous absurdity to SINGLE OUT BAJANS for your and the blogger’s inane refrain… your assertions in different guises (with and without the racial context) applies to every single one of the 190 plus nations of earth.

    To continually proselytize of Bajan woes in this specificity of OUR parliamentary slaves is discriminatory, and woefully unproductive.

    “.XXX If you paid a man money to build a mansion and when you got there you saw a 2×3 shack would you be satisfied? Our assertion is that the five decades could have been more productive and useful to the nation; the claim that they did do something does not refute this assertion.”

    More productive according to what EXACTLY!

    Everything can be improved so that’s clearly a non-argument… the point would be to compare our nation to others of similar status and objectively determine that we SQUANDERED our ‘talents’ as seen against those others .

    No one built a shack. .. a solid dwelling of stone and outer gardens for repose was constructed … the fact is yes that a MANSION was NOT constructed and could have been.

    Improvement were possible,,,…surely yes … but certainly no shack was built by Adams, Barrow et al.

    As I said discriminatory, absurd ‘cancel culture’s nonsense!

    “xxx And given only the choice of these two evils, we will be electing them for another five decades, if nothing changes. That is the system we have. We should not allow anyone to transfer the blame for mismanagement onto the shoulders of the black electorate.”

    Oh really, so who shoulders the blame. Politicians are from the populace sir not Mars or Venus.

    If we elected Mia AFTER a ‘respected’ former PM labelled her a danger to the nation… then who is to blame when things go wrong… if not us.

    “xx In other words, suffer in silence because your description of reality is tearing Barbados down. It is their actions that is making them look bad, not our words. How would you expect us to describe a cold blooded murder?”

    Describe it as we are accomplises … or accessories before and after the fact. That is ALSO a crime carrying stiff penalties!

    No one said anything about suffering in silence …
    but throwing shade at an entire nation of people is not purposeful either.

    If you guys see this cacophony as useful then more power to you … I simply dont …. I dont need her/him to tell me what or who MY MPs are … good lord, I like every other Bajan sat in classrooms next to some of them, played cricket, road tennis or football with some, argued on cadet/scout/debating/ISCF/whatever group meetings with others or are related and ting and ting … we need her/his diatribes to prove what exactly about them!

    We are them and they are us so what you perceive as freaking new with your assertions confounds me.

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  • @WURA-War-on-U May 22, 2021 9:05 PM “…cuddear, lay off the bottle….”

    Haven’t been drunk, or even slightly impaired by any substance since 1978. Clear headed ALWAYS.

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  • A close reading would show that you agree with what is stated. It appears that your complaint is not with the actual content but with the lack of mellifluous and dulcet tones.

    Your first paragraph is merely a repeat of the usual defense ‘shit also happens elsewhere’.

    Paragraph 2, 3, 4, 5. Not a shack, not a mansion, something in between was built.

    “If we elected Mia AFTER a ‘respected’ former PM labelled her a danger to the nation… then who is to blame when things go wrong… if not us.”
    xx Reality would have informed you that there were just two choices of which Mia was one. Part of our complaint is that after attaining office these politicians become deaf to the mellifluous voices of the people.

    The rest of it ….I have not thrown shade at Barbados. If, in my opinion, things are done well then I lend my support. If they are not done well, then I will say so.
    And if a blogger hits notes that sound correct, then to some it is a melody and not a cacophony.

    I had a roommate who for a year greeted the day with “Life is a bitch”. So too is reality… learn to live in it.

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  • My family has known the Beckles/Levine family for many, many. many generations, as least as far back as Hilary’s 4 grandparents, in fact we may well have arrived on the same ship, and we have supported each other, helped out each other, looked out for our , and we have supported each other, helped out each other, looked out for our communities over these many generations, in slavery, in “apprenticeship” and in freedom. Hilary is not as described by Pachamama, Waru and others.

    Pacha, waru and others are lying. All lies, with a good bit of envy and jealousy thrown in.
    communities over these many generations, in slavery, in “apprenticeship” and in freedom. Hilary is not as described by Pachamama, Waru and others.

    Pacha, waru and others are lying. All lies, with a good bit of envy and jealousy thrown in.

    BU can be another echo chamber on the net which was taken over by alt-right / right wing trolls that fed the Trump monster who eventually became the figurehead for racist white supremacist gaslighting anti-immigration movements and is similar in some or many ways except it is by a small group of anonymous blacks in Barbados not whites with tropes and paranoia against minorities in Barbados

    Them is the next series on Amazon Prime to watch where a black family moves from North Carolina to Compton which was an all-white Los Angeles neighbourhood in 1953, where their idyllic home becomes ground zero for malevolent force and explores imperative themes of racial discrimination. The narrative utilises horror elements to imaginatively explore such themes.

    People may have heard about Republican’s Southern Strategy from Nixon’s days after Civil Rights when the Party agenda preyed on white paranoia about blacks moving West and North from South into their neighbourhood schools and places of work and the fear of racial mixing with jungle bunnies, or seen pictures or movies about hostility against black children integrating in schools like Little Rock and being surrounding by mobs of whites, or black men being pushed around or beaten up in white neighbourhoods or Black people lynched by white communities.

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  • Interesting report. This is the extract to take note.

    “In that same meeting, Registrar of CXC Dr Wayne Wesley disclosed that following consultations with the ministers of education of the participating territories, with input from the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT), it was the consensus of CXC’s council that the start date be put back by two weeks and shifted to June 28, 2021, with release of results scheduled for the last week of September to the first week in October.”

    UNICEF ‘surprise’
    Sir Hilary says CXC concerns raised without all the facts
    CHAIRMAN OF THE Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, says the organisation is a “little surprised” by the recent concerns raised by UNICEF over the format of this year’s suite of regional exams.
    He also suggested the international body raised an alarm “without first having all of the information at their fingertips”.
    Speaking at a virtual press conference held yesterday, Sir Hilary stressed that the regional testing body was on the same page with United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF), as CXC was dedicated to the “principles of fairness”.
    He said the new changes announced yesterday were testimony to their endeavour to account for psychosocial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the volcanic eruption in St Vincent.
    The major change announced yesterday was a two-week delay to the start of the exams. It was also revealed that the orginal format would be maintained – paper one and two, in addition to the school-based assessment.
    Earlier this week, both the spokesperson for the Group of Concerned Parents Barbados, the Regional Coalition for CXC Exam Redress, Paula-Anne Moore and student advocate Khaleel Kothdiwala, said if CXC had heeded the similar concerns raised by them, they would have avoided embarrassment on the international stage.
    However, Sir Hilary chalked up the entire episode to simple miscommunication, something which he said had now been remedied.
    “We did see the UNICEF release and I did speak to a UNICEF official this morning [Wednesday] about this matter. Clearly what UNICEEF is doing is reflecting their own broad policy and concern about the children of the region. I took pleasure in informing them that when the release was made, we were in the middle of those conversations and that we are committed to the fairness principle… We took the fairness principle throughout all of the course of all of our conversations and deliberations with our ministers and our unions. So, we were already in the midst of this dialogue around those issues,” said Sir Hilary.
    In that same meeting, Registrar of CXC Dr Wayne Wesley disclosed that following consultations with the ministers of education of the participating territories, with input from the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT), it was the consensus of CXC’s council that the start date be put back by two weeks and shifted to June 28, 2021, with release of results scheduled for the last week of September to the first week in October.
    He also said the exam would maintain its original format, which is a paper one and two, in addition to the school-based assessment. Additionally, the deadline for those wishing to avail themselves of the option to defer has been extended until May 30. An extension up to June 30, 2021 was also granted for the submission of schoolbased assessments. “After careful deliberation and consideration of all the pertinent issues, council agreed that the revised schedule for the 2021 exams should be as follows; CXC shall maintain the administration of the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE), Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCLSC), in their original format . . . Council also approved the delay of the sitting of examinations by a further two weeks. This would provide candidates extra time to prepare for the examination,” Wesley explained.
    Sir Hilary said during the discussions it was borne out that the majority of countries indicated their students were ready for the exams while Wesley pointed out that only five per cent of the students had opted for deferrals in CSEC. It was also revealed that less than one per cent of those sitting CAPE had availed themselves of that option.

    Source: Nation

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  • The struggle is real, and it continues.

    CXC delay ‘not enough’
    A TWO-WEEK delay is not sufficient.
    Parent advocate and spokesperson for the Group of Concerned Parents and the Regional Coalition for Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Exam Redress, Paula-Anne Moore, and student advocate Khaleel Kothdiwala, held that stance following the announcement that the regional body postponed their testing by 14 days.
    During a press conference yesterday, chaired by Sir Hilary Beckles, CXC’s registrar Dr Wayne Wesley said the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) and Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence (CCSLC) in-person examinations, which were scheduled to begin on June 15, were pushed back to Thursday, June 28.
    Although the regional examinations body said they decided after consultation with the ministers of education and input from the Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT), the local advocates were not impressed.
    Disappointed
    Moore told the
    DAILY NATION she was disappointed by plans, which she said had serious implications for students’ mental health.
    “I have the utmost respect for Sir Hilary’s scholarship and leadership of The University of the West Indies (UWI), but we cannot help but to be deeply disappointed, but not surprised, that CXC has continued its utter tone-deafness and rejection of the mental and emotional distress of the children and has continued business as usual with respect to the 2021 exit assessment.
    “The mere twoweek delay means less than nothing to the thousands of students and it will further put children not only at mental risk but potentially greater infection with respect to COVID-19. Insisting on these in-person exams is in direct contradiction to what has obtained worldwide,” Moore said.
    In a joint statement prepared by Moore and Kothdiwala, the student advocate suggested that CXC and Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD) did not do right by the region’s children by retaining a similar weight of subjects, despite pleadings from various stakeholders including UNICEF.
    Failed
    “COHSOD had also failed its responsibility to hold its children harmless from emotional mental harm and the potential infection risk of COVID-19, contrary to worldwide education authorities practising best practice.
    “CXC is pursuing pre-pandemic exam structure with the same number of papers, same size syllabi and a mere two-week delay. Some children will be ready but they will be potentially out at risk re public transport, others will be at further mental risk,” the statement read.
    During the press conference, Wesley also noted COVID-19 and the volcanic eruption in St Vincent, had also led to the pushback. The exams will return to their original formats, which include the multiple-choice Paper I and Paper II, in addition to the school-based assessment (SBA). Although Paper Two was removed last year, discrepancies in the results led to several protests.
    The deadline for those wishing to defer was extended until May 30 and an extension up to June 30 was also granted for the submission of SBAs. He also said special considerations were being worked out for the students of St Vincent & the Grenadines, who are still displaced by the volcanic eruptions. (TG)

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  • I reiterate:

    none of them impress me, don’t have to appease not one of these bullshit artists.

    they are always surprised when they get caught violating rights. CXC has done crap for decades with their uppity ill-mannered selves and little itty bitty power over too many children’s lives..parents who can afford to have to find a better way.

    “Hilary Beckles, says the organisation is a “little surprised” by the recent concerns raised by UNICEF over the format of this year’s suite of regional exams.

    He also suggested the international body raised an alarm “without first having all of the information at their fingertips”.

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  • I don’t pay attention to the fools who would support generations of crimes against local and regional children and the populations, just because they know and have familial ties, grew up with or are closely connected to the criminals…and then got the nerve to question why the parliament and supreme court are so corrupt..

    they can’t even see the double standards.

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  • colonial frauds…”get on with their lives” despite the DIFFICULTIES CXC CREATED FOR THEM…what else are hey expected to do, they know fully well these titled negros are quite capable of making their lives even harder than what it is right now.

    imagine what they would do to the people and the young generation if they had gotten a dime of reparations money in their hands…

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  • BUT: Students could lose out if they defer
    By Colville Mounsey
    colvillemounsey@nationnews.com
    President of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT), Pedro Shepherd, says the deferral option for students in this year’s Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) exams is a catch-22 situation because school places for them in the future could be in jeopardy.
    He said while his membership indicated students were largely unprepared to sit the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Exam (CAPE) and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) tests, the uncertainty of deferral had left them with little choice.
    Deferral has been placed on the table for those whose preparedness has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as April’s volcanic eruption in St Vincent.
    Shepherd told the
    Weekend Nation
    he was informed that several schools had already told their fifth form students that they could not be guaranteed a space next year should they defer the exams, and might have to go the route of doing them privately.
    Need for space
    “I don’t know how you could even consider deferring students in this environment. I understand that the children are not prepared for the exams, but to defer students would mean that you need to have space. In my view, if you defer one, you should defer all because to give options for deferral is going to pose some serious challenges.
    “Unless the Ministry of Education can come up with facilities and staffing that they can accommodate deferrals all in one or two locations, it is going to become a serious problem.
    “Even at the beginning of the school year when you are looking for allocation of sixth form, that is a process that takes a lot of time, so I really don’t understand the option to defer,” the BUT head said.
    Efforts to reach Minister of Education Santia Bradshaw were unsuccessful.
    Same problem
    Meanwhile, a source in the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) said they were encountering the same problem and even though the ministry had said earlier this was not the case, it was the message students were getting from their respective schools.
    “Originally, children were being asked to make a decision without first knowing the broad topics. Some children in some countries were told that if they deferred, they can’t go back into school and that there would be no place for them.
    “Even here in Barbados, there are some principals, and I know of four schools, who would have told their students that there are no guaranteed spots in the school and that has turned off a lot of students from deferring. Any impression that the students don’t want to defer because they are ready is false,” the source said.
    During a press conference last Wednesday, CXC chairman, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, said that during consultations in the lead-up to the decision to delay the exams by two weeks, the majority of countries indicated their students were ready. He added that only five per cent of the students had opted for deferrals in CSEC, and less than one per cent for CAPE.
    More time
    “Some countries wanted a little more than two weeks – some wanted three weeks, some wanted five weeks – so there was this diverse view based on the specifics of each country. We all realised that practicality was necessary, as there were also some countries that said we are ready now. In fact, probably the majority of the countries were saying that we are ready now.” Sir Hilary made it clear that CXC was merely the administrator of the exams and it was the ministers of education who arrived at this consensus.
    Shepherd said a lot hinged on students being able to retain enough of the topics skimmed through in order to get some sort of grade in the exams.
    “A lot of teachers are saying that their students are not ready. At the secondary level, the teachers are asking for topics [in] the hope that the child studies it on their own or they are able to quickly review, so that the student can get some sort of mark.
    “So, the student may not have the full comprehension of the topic but he or she knows that it is coming and they would have studied it over a twoday period and therefore able to write something and get something.
    “This is the approach that is taken, which, in my view, is nonsense,” he said.

    Source: Nation

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  • This not a solution or suggestion, merely a question.

    Do you remember how some students took ‘London’ exams if they could not take
    those administered by Cambridge? Does CXC gives students who are not enrolled in a school, the opportunity to take CXC exams?

    I remember adults taking exams and therefore getting a second chance to escape by passing these tests. Has CXC closed this window for the older folks?

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