Category Archives: Education

Time to Build Barbados Silicon Valley

Four transformational truths are Timing, Innovation, Strategy and Collaboration – The Elements of Transformation Strategy There is the proven that individuals and businesses who continually adapt to the environment in which they operate will likely succeed. If we try to fit how the local public sector has been managing its business compared to the private sector and the world it

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Low CXC Grades – A Cause for Concern

The Caribbean Examination Council recently announced that over 11,000 pupils across the region who wrote the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Exam (formerly O’levels) last May/June got no passes. The Caribbean Mentorship Institute has also raised concern on this alarming disclosure. The institute which advocates and conducts research on Caribbean youths has observed an increasing trend of high school dropouts

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MASSIVE FIRING AT UTT BEGINS: UTT lecturers dismissed amidst Imbert’s bright forecast

Submitted by Fatimah Mohammed About 40 lecturers from the Centre for Education Programmes at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) have been marked to be dismissed. Eleven of them from the Corinth and Valsayn Campuses have already received their dismissal letter on Friday11th May 2018. This dismissal came in the wake of Finance Minister Colm Imbert’s boast that the

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The Adrian Loveridge Column – Tourism is Our Only Hope

As we edge apparently aimlessly towards an inevitable general election there appears, at least through my eyes, little or no compulsion to place my X on the ballot paper of any wannabe politician in my constituency. We have only seen our current representative twice in over ten years, a onetime visit to our property and the second at a popular

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Principal Everton Briggs Enters Race for President of the BUT

The media report that headmaster of St. Bernard’s Primary School Everton Briggs has entered the race for president of the Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) is not news that should ordinarily create alarm in the public space. Across the Caribbean principals are routinely elected to the executive of school unions. Today’s press report refers to Briggs’ possible conflict of interest

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