Category Archives: Education

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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Grantley Adam Memorial Secondary School Saga – Every One is Wrong

Submitted by Observing The recent saga at Grantley Adam Memorial Secondary School has raised much passion and opinions. However, I put a different spin on it today. Everyone’s wrong. Vendors Vendors are allowed to sell at the discretion of the management of the school. If management says not today, not here, not now, then that’s what it is. A process

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Barbados – More About Pig-food Than Paideia

Submitted by Pachamama The Black-African trained, philosopher, Plato concluded that Greek education was only ‘fit for pigs’. Another Greek, Socrates, also educated in Kemet, considered paideia, or deep education, as singularly worthwhile. Both Plato and Socrates were educated for decades at the feet of Black-African scholars. From the Pre-Dynastic Period to the 30th Dynasty, these were the inventors of the

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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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