Education

Barbados Court of Appeal Decision on CXC Accountability and Rights of Students: A Closer Look Amidst Legal Challenges

June 22, 2024

Barbados Court of Appeal Decision on CXC Accountability and Rights of Students: A Closer Look Amidst Legal Challenges

The article discusses the Barbados Court of Appeal's decision on accountability and redress from CXC, a CARICOM organization, regarding students' rights to transcripts and grading issues. The legal implications are analyzed.

Extreme Heat Prompts Early School Dismissals in Orange County, New York | Heat Days Across Nation

June 21, 2024

Extreme Heat Prompts Early School Dismissals in Orange County, New York | Heat Days Across Nation

Gabrielle Wessels' children's school in Orange County, NY, announced early dismissals due to extreme heat. Schools across the US are facing heat-related challenges amid record-breaking temperatures.

Export Barbados CEO Highlights Growing Trade with Africa, Eyes Ten-Fold Growth

June 21, 2024

Export Barbados CEO Highlights Growing Trade with Africa, Eyes Ten-Fold Growth

Export Barbados has experienced a notable surge in trade with Africa, aiming for ten-fold growth. CEO Mark Hill emphasizes increasing confidence and trust, focusing on service trade and intellectual property.

Louisiana Law Mandates Display of Ten Commandments in Public School Classrooms - Legal Challenge Expected

June 20, 2024

Louisiana Law Mandates Display of Ten Commandments in Public School Classrooms - Legal Challenge Expected

Louisiana mandates Ten Commandments posters in all public school classrooms, sparking legal challenges over church-state separation. Similar laws proposed in other Republican-led states. Religious diversity in schools highlighted.

Latest Developments: Teachers On Strike at St Giles Primary School, Linked to Previous Incidents – Updates from The Nation

June 20, 2024

Latest Developments: Teachers On Strike at St Giles Primary School, Linked to Previous Incidents – Updates from The Nation

Teachers at St Giles Primary School are reportedly on strike, following previous issues at the school. The Barbados Union of Teachers was involved earlier this year. Ministry of Education addressed similar concerns at Wesley Hall Junior School.

Improving Retirement Planning and Financial Literacy in Barbados: Wealth Managers Urge Citizen Engagement

June 20, 2024

Improving Retirement Planning and Financial Literacy in Barbados: Wealth Managers Urge Citizen Engagement

Wealth managers in Barbados emphasize the importance of improving retirement planning and financial literacy. Addressing concerns about state pensions and double taxation on pensions is crucial for citizens' financial security.

Emergency Corrective Work at Wesley Hall School Begins Amid Teacher and Union Concerns

June 20, 2024

Emergency Corrective Work at Wesley Hall School Begins Amid Teacher and Union Concerns

Emergency corrective work at Wesley Hall School begins Friday amid dissatisfaction from unionised teachers and the Barbados Union of Teachers. Issues include shoddy repairs, rat infestation, and security concerns.

The Barbados National Archives Fire Incident and Efforts to Preserve Historical Records: Insights on Lineage, Cultural Tourism, and Digitization Plans

June 20, 2024

The Barbados National Archives Fire Incident and Efforts to Preserve Historical Records: Insights on Lineage, Cultural Tourism, and Digitization Plans

The Barbados national archives fire highlights issues in record maintenance. Plans for a slavery museum at the Archives Department aim to preserve history and promote cultural tourism and genealogy.

Barbados Archives Fire Tragedy Reveals Failure to Protect Cultural Heritage

June 19, 2024

Barbados Archives Fire Tragedy Reveals Failure to Protect Cultural Heritage

The Barbados Archives suffered a devastating fire, highlighting a failure to protect the nation's cultural heritage. Leaders' promises to safeguard historical records ring hollow in the face of this tragedy.

Concerns Raised Over Sexualisation During Crop Over Season: Group Coordinator Speaks Out

June 19, 2024

Concerns Raised Over Sexualisation During Crop Over Season: Group Coordinator Speaks Out

The Group of Concerned Parents in Barbados raises concerns over sexualized lyrics and dancing at Crop Over events, citing a recent incident and highlighting the societal impact of such trends.

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. Completes Community Tourism and Tour Guide Training for Enhanced Service Quality and Tourism Awareness

June 18, 2024

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. Completes Community Tourism and Tour Guide Training for Enhanced Service Quality and Tourism Awareness

Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) completes community tourism and tour guide training courses to enhance service quality and tourism awareness. Graduates equipped with essential skills to support stakeholders effectively.

First Cohort of Healthcare Leaders Complete Practical Course in Health Policy and Health Systems in the Caribbean

June 18, 2024

First Cohort of Healthcare Leaders Complete Practical Course in Health Policy and Health Systems in the Caribbean

Six postgraduate students are embarking on an internship after completing a pioneering course in health policy and systems by UWI and PAHO, aiming to cultivate healthcare leaders in the Caribbean.

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