High Standards Seen At Schools’ Music Festival

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This year’s Schools’ Music Festival has been described as being of “an extremely high standard” by Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harry Husbands. Speaking towards the end of the event at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre yesterday, Senator Husbands said it was quite clear schools had taken it to a high level in …

Two Schools Closed Tomorrow

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation has advised that the Blackman and Gollop Primary School at Staple Grove, Christ Church, and the Thelma Berry Nursery School at St. David’s, Christ Church, will be closed tomorrow Tuesday, March 14. This is to facilitate the Ministry of Health’s de-bushing programme aimed at removing the cow itch plant in the environs. …

Education Vital To Human Resources

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The over BDS $10 million in teaching material handed over recently by the People’s Republic of China to the Government and People of Barbados is significant in more than one way. Prime Minister Freundel Stuart underlined this in his address to those gathered at the hand-over ceremony, at the Ministry of Education’s Elsie Payne Complex headquarters. Included among these were …

Kite Flying Safety Tips For Schools

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Students from Wesley Hall Juniors, Bay Primary and Combermere will learn more about kite-flying and safety, when the Barbados Light & Power Company (BL&P), and the Media Resource Department (MRD) visit their institutions. Aimed at delivering safety tips to students on the approach of this year’s kite flying season, the campaign will launch on Friday, March 17. The team from …

$10 Million Education Boost From China

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From left to right: Commercial Counsellor, China’s Embassy in Barbados, Zhang Xiu; China’s Ambassador to Barbados, Wang Ke; Prime Minister Freundel Stuart; Education Minister, Ronald Jones; and Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education, Senator Harry Husbands, looking at some of the teaching materials which were donated today. (B.Hinds/BGIS) Education in Barbados has been bolstered with a donation of some BDS $10 …

PM Thanks China For Its Support

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Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has lauded the contribution of the People’s Republic of China to Barbados over the last four decades. Speaking today at the hand-over ceremony at the Elsie Payne Complex of teaching material by China to his Government, Prime Minister Stuart said: “The relationship has worked very, very well, and the decision that Barbados took 40 years ago …

Some Christ Church Girls’ Students At Home Until Monday

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Parents and guardians of children attending the Christ Church Girls’ School are advised that students of Reception, Infants A classes and the one Infants B class housed in the school hall will remain at home until Monday, March 6. This is to facilitate necessary remedial work in the hall. All other students and teachers are to continue to report for school. …

‘Power Of Choice’ At Charles F. Broome

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Initiatives such as The Power of Choice, which dovetails with the Schools’ Positive Behavioural Management Programme, are helping to shape schools into what the Education Ministry expects them to become. “That is, places of discipline, places of learning or centres of learning; centres of hope, joy and peace, diligence, respect and commitment,” said Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, …

Some Christ Church Girls’ Students To Remain At Home

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Parents and guardians of children attending the Christ Church Girls’ School are advised that students of Reception, Infants A classes and the one Infants B class housed in the school hall will remain at home until Wednesday, March 1. This is to facilitate necessary remedial work in the hall. Those students will return to school on Thursday, March 2.  All other …

Student Loan Fund Portal Re-Opens

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Barbadians seeking financing for post-secondary studies at local, regional and international institutions, as well as for online purposes, may access the Student Revolving Loan Fund’s (SRLF) online application portal from Monday, March 6. The portal, www.srlfloan.edu.bb, re-opens with some new information, including changes in the SRLF’s lending policies. Interested persons are advised to apply as early as possible so that …