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Minister Donville Throwing Stones From Glass House

Submitted by Anthony Davis THE AMOUNT OF MONEY the University of the West Indies is spending on the ‘coronation’ of ‘king Hilary’ is of tremendous concern to Minister of Commerce Donville Inniss – Barbados Today Methinks that the members of this Government will not forgive Sir Hilary for the statement that he made about the state of affairs which obtains

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Tension Between Hilary Beckles and the Barbados Government Continues

Brooks distinguishes two sorts of virtues: resumé virtues and eulogy virtues. Resumé virtues are the skills you bring to the marketplace: wealth, fame, status and a great career. Eulogy virtues are the things people will say about you at your funeral: that you were honest, loving, and steadfast. Most of us would say that eulogy virtues are more important, but

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Set the Example Donville

Submitted by Anthony Davis As far as senior Government minister Donville Inniss is concerned, Barbados is 49 years late in becoming a republic and anyone who thinks the country should wait any longer is ‘innately lazy intellectually’ and has ‘no pride in being Barbadian –  Barbados Today On page 4 of the said issue under the headline “Watch out INNISS

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Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner Goes Bonkers

Submitted by Anthony Davis

Government Senator Irene Sandiford-Garner today hit out at the president of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Guild of Students Damani Parris for not thanking Minister of Education Ronald Jones for coming through with bursaries to help Barbadian students pay tuition fees Barbados Today 25 March 

My, my, my, what a tirade!

It seems that this Government really has its back to the wall. What a condescending attitude taken by the Senator. Would she have referred to any of the other heads of unions/organizations as “people like him”? Who are the people like him, Senator Sandiford-Garner? Methinks that you owe, not only the young man, but the whole of this country an apology for such a derogatory statement. All he was doing was giving the UWI Cave Hill campus the type of representation they would expect of him, or anyone else who is head of the guild. And this from a member of this “people-centred Government”!

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Sir Hilary Beckles Names New Sports Facility After Jamaican Usain Bolt

Submitted by Anthony Davis PRINCIPAL of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, has defended a decision to name the new sports complex at the university after Jamaican Olympic and world sprint champion Husain Bolt – Unease In Barbados Over Decision To Name Cave Hill Sports Complex After Usain Bolt We are true lovers of things/people foreign.

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Prudent UWI Correction

Submitted by Douglas It is the duty and the responsibility of the Government to ensure that the resources of the country are spent in the most prudent manner. In a situation where the resources are already under pressure, government has to take the tough decision to ensure the viability of the service being offered. The area of education has been

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UWI Guild Treasurer: Ital Spencer Removed

Submitted by Guild Watchdog Some students described it as deja-vu. Others exclaimed their disapproval, that Ital Spencer was allowed to become Treasurer a second time after being removed by students from tenure on the 2012-13 Guild Council in November 2012. History was created on his initial removal and it repeated itself on Thursday, 28th November, 2013 when Mr. Italcla “Ital”

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UWI GUILD Meeting Ends in TURMOIL

Submitted by Guild Watchdog While some University Students are worrying about the Governments new policy forcing them to pay tuition fees at The University of the West Indies. It was chaos and turmoil at The Roy Marshall Teaching Complex at The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus on Thursday night; for the convening of a Guild Council Meeting

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UWI Fees Standing On Current Enrolled Barbadians Students

Submitted by Politically Correct (to alert the President of the Guild of this vital information) This letter is not to slander persons in the Ministry but merely to assist the Guild in fighting the sudden increase in fees for Barbadian students. I will explain how to address this legally below from paragraph 2. The Ministry of Education, Science Technology and

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UWI, Tertiary Education Cost and the Budget

Submitted by Fair Play Sir Frank Alleyne’s interview on the People’s Business last night was spot-on. As usual, he was cogent, rational, reasonable and, of course, very ‘frank’, no pun intended. All the while, trying not to be overly critical of the administration at Cave Hill, but tacitly showing up its unreasonableness and excessive spending, nonetheless. He walked the proverbial

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Are The Storm Clouds Gathering?

Submitted by Ping Pong (as a comment) Two recent news items have caused me to ponder on the future of young Barbadians. The first is the Minister of Education’s musing that future scholarship winners may not be bonded to return and work in Barbados on completion of their studies. Is this tacit acknowledgement that Barbados may not be reasonably able

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