Category Archives: Education

CXC’s Options

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) is a Caribbean institution. As Caribbean nationals, we should insist that the integrity of Caribbean institutions be protected. If our institutions provide a high-quality product, their integrity is automatically protected. CXC has one main product – its examinations. There are three basic components of that product. Namely, a syllabus of information for students to understand,

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Ministry of Education and Madness Initiates Transfers

The blogmaster has received a few messages regarding the sudden decision by the Ministry of Education to transfer Principals from some schools. Here is one that captures key concerns arising from the abrupt change. – David, blogmaster Once again the Ministry of Education and Madness will send schools into confusion with the abrupt, last minute, poorly thought out shifting of

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Back to School AND No Child Must Be Left Behind

The inability of key stakeholders – the Ministry of Education (MOE) and respective teacher’s unions to discuss Covid 19 protocols in a constructive environment in order to facilitate the commencement of the proposed September 21, 2020 term has come as no surprise. The relationship between successive governments, Barbados Secondary Teachers Union (BSTU) and Barbados Union of Teachers (BUT) has been

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Barbados Community College: Breach of Contract and Consumer Guarantees

Submitted by Cherfleur In the High Court of Judicature CV307 of 2019 (Follow up on BCC – Education, Educator and the Masses) False and misleading information and advice attracting applications to 2 Failure to conduct Grade Appeals as per Statute; Failure to provide for Electives within the program Finance and Investment; Including subjects in programs as Electives and denying students’​ freedom of

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To Reopen Schools…

The government has taken – some are saying – the bold decision to announce a date for children to return to physical classrooms in Barbados. Some parents have expressed concern why the rush especially for a ten or eleven year old preparing for the Barbados Secondary Schools’ Entrance Examination.  If the world has to live with Covid 19 until there

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Is the ULP Education Revolution A Fraud?

Is the ULP Education Revolution A Fraud? Or Simply an Embroidered Lie? Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green It is ‘A’ typical for left-wing leaders, more so those with Marxist tendencies to use emotive projects to stay in power. Education, low-cost or free social housing, and exceptional medical facilities are usually what they choose to fool the electorate into thinking they

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Rise of the Uneducated Class

Many issues of the day continue to question our ability to govern. One of them is the health of the National Insurance Fund (NIF). If you listen to the politician while in Opposition, it is a fund under stress. If you listen to the same politician on attaining the office of government, the NIF is described in more positive terms.

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Nursing Program at BCC Falling Short

The blogmaster can recall that in 2010 former Minister of Health Donville Inniss announced a plan to change the nursing program at the Barbados Community College (BCC).  The objective was to ensure that Barbados responded to a shortage of nurses. Who remembers the public outcry when nurses from the Philippines and elsewhere were recruited at the QEH? The underlying reason

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The Jeff Cumberbatch Column – On Venezuela, Integrity, and Wrongful Conception

Any sensible resolution to the ongoing crisis in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ought, arguably, to go beyond the current simplistic sloganeering of being for “Team Maduro” (Russia, China, Cuba) or for “Team Guaidò” (US, UK and others), depending on the nation’s political interest. The current situation there is also far more complex than one to which our neutral foreign

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African Liberation Education (2)

Submitted by Ras Jahaziel “The events that transpired five thousand years ago, five years ago, or five minutes ago, have determined what will happen five minutes from now, five years from now, or five thousand years from now. All history is a current event.” -Dr. John Henrik Clarke -– That global experience that is commonly referred to as “history” effectively

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Will Men Speak out Against Domestic Violence?

To prevent and stop violence against women, men in every country on planet earth need to stand up and speak out. Males of all races, religions, and cultures. Married, single, or partnered males. Politicians, police, and preachers. Young, middle-age, or elderly. Males from all socioeconomic backgrounds. All males—everywhere. Mothers, sisters, and daughters are victims of domestic violence. Wives, live-in partners,

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