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  1. The CXC Tragedy: One Year On

    September 22 marks one year since the release of the Caribbean Examination Council’s 2020 CSEC and CAPE examination results, and the start of a struggle to secure the best interests of, and fair and accurate grades for, our region’s students. It was our earnest hope that 12 months on, we could report that all issues […]

    September 25, 2021Education, FeaturedNo comments
  2. Nevis acquires PCR machine, their Alexandra Hospital now equipped to do COVID-19 testing

    The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) has secured a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine that will allow for COVID-19 testing to be carried out at their Alexandra Hospital laboratory on Nevis. Premier Mark Brantley, Senior Minister of Health in the NIA, made the announcement during his monthly press conference on August 26, 2021. “I am very […]

    August 29, 2021Featured, HealthNo comments
  3. Bridgetown Market closed for rest of the week

    Patrons and fisherfolk should be aware the Bridgetown Fish Market will be closed for the remainder of this week. The market is being closed after being informed of two positive COVID cases, therefore all staff and personnel from the Bridgetown complex have been advised to be tested. The City facility will also undergo a thorough […]

    August 4, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  4. Cancer Support Services’ Prostate Antigen Testing: 17/07/2021

    #savethedate #pleaseshare #prostatehealth #fuckcancer Next door to the Gospel Hall on Dayrell’s Rd!

    June 28, 2021Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  5. The Students of the Caribbean Say “No Way, CXC”

    The Caribbean Coalition for Exam Redress, in fulfilment of its mandate to amplify the voices of students as important education stakeholders, conducted an online survey of Caribbean students to gauge their level of satisfaction generally with the Caribbean Examinations Council and their exit examinations. The survey, using the Microsoft Forms platform, was conducted between May […]

    June 10, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Setting the CXC Record Straight – Part Two

    Much has also been made by CXC and its defenders of the ‘concessions’ made by the Council already, specifically releasing the broad topics, delaying the exams and deadlines for SBAs and allowing the opportunity to defer. These concessions are merely basic recognitions of unescapable realities and in no way a magnanimous response to student suffering. […]

    June 7, 2021Education, Featured1 comment
  7. Setting the CXC Record Straight – Part One

    The Caribbean Coalition for Exam Redress, of which the Group of Concerned Parents of Barbados is a leading member, notes with concern recent opinion editorials written by fixtures of the regional educational ecosystem, which leapt to the defence of the Caribbean Examinations Council and may have served to confuse the general public. We regret the […]

    June 6, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  8. THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND WHY THE 2020 CXC EXAM FIASCO IS SO IMPORTANT TO US ALL

    ‘The fish rots from the head‘ The COVID-19 Pandemic has served to reveal pre-existing inequities and challenges within our societies. It has ripped the scab off of the wound that is our societal ills. Similarly, the 2020 CXC Exam Fiasco  from September 2020′, has revealed to the entire region what teachers and principals have been […]

    April 19, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  9. Approaches to CXC 2021 Exit Examinations, Another View: CXC Matters by Khaleel Kothdiwala

    “On Wednesday April 7th, the Caribbean Union of Teachers held a panel discussion and webinar on the approaches to the CXC 2021 examinations. This forum was addressed by teachers, principals, students, parents and teacher unionists. There was unanimous concern expressed with CXC’s stated plans for the administration of the 2021 examinations, announced at the beginning […]

    April 16, 2021Breaking News, Controversy, Video GalleryNo comments
  10. MEDIA STATEMENT RE CXC’s STATEMENT, RE – 2021 EXAM PLANS

    Apologies for my misquoting Jesus’ parable, but today’s statement from CXC, where they are attempting to appear responsive to the conditions emanating from the current La Soufriere eruption, is nothing more than ‘old wine in new wineskins‘. It appears to be disinformation: an apparent misrepresentation (error at best?) of the exact same information provided publicly […]

    April 16, 2021Breaking News, Education, FeaturedNo comments
  11. “CXC AND CARICOM: STOP THE TORTURE OF OUR CHILDREN AND TEACHERS”

    JOINT MEDIA STATEMENT MARKING 6 MONTHS AFTER THE RELEASE OF CXC’s 2020 CSEC AND CAPE GRADES, FROM THE REGIONAL COALITION FOR CXC EXAM REDRESS Why is CARICOM apparently enabling CXC’s continued callousness towards our region’s children? We note that there are similarities, relating to institutional callousness, between the ongoing CXC crisis and others involving children throughout […]

    April 7, 2021Breaking News, Education, Featured1 comment
  12. POSITIVE CASE OF NOVEL CORONAVIRUS AT CITY HOMELESS SHELTER

    On Monday February 8th, the Barbados Alliance to End Homelessness (BAEH) was informed that one of our clients tested positive for COVID-19. The BAEH immediately activated its COVID-19 protocols and closed down the building, in addition to alerting all of the relevant authorities and Ministries who we fall under. The Ministry of Health Team, Dr. […]

    February 10, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  13. Mandatory pre-departure COVID test required from 0400 GMT on 21 January for arrivals into England

    Mandatory pre-departure testing for all international arrivals to England will come into effect world-wide from15 January 2021, including for passengers departing from Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts & Nevis and St Vincent & the Grenadines. A limited exemption has been granted until 21 January, 0400 GMT, for arrivals from Barbados, Antigua and Barbuda and St Lucia, […]

    January 15, 2021Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  14. BARBADOS’ COVID-19 UPDATE – ONE NEW CASE

    A 55-year-old Barbadian male tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the national count to 82. The latest case, an employee of the National Assistance Board, came into contact with two known cases. He brings the number in isolation to 31. No one was released from isolation, so the number of recovered persons remains at 44. Fatalities […]

    May 4, 2020Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  15. COVID19 UPDATE – TESTING FOR COVID19 CONTINUES AMONG NAB STAFF

    All 117 staff members at the National Assistance Board (NAB) who were tested for COVID-19 proved negative for the viral illness and tests are expected to resume this morning. Their results were included in the 161 negative results returned by the Best dos-Santos Public Health Laboratory. So far 156 employees of the NAB have been […]

    April 27, 2020Featured, HealthNo comments
  16. BARBADOS RECORDS SIXTH COVID-19 DEATH AND ONE MORE POSITIVE TEST

    Barbados has recorded its sixth death to COVID-19. He was diagnosed and admitted into isolation on April 1. However, he passed away around 9:00 this morning at the Harrison Point Facility in St. Lucy. Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Kenneth George, expressed his deepest condolences to the wife, family and friends of the deceased on […]

    April 22, 2020Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  17. COVID 19 UPDATE – NO NEW CASES IN 48 HOURS AND 2 RECOVERIES

    Barbados’ youngest COVID-19 patient and her father were released from isolation today after receiving two consecutive negative test results for the viral illness. The seven-year-old girl and her parent were among 35 people who tested negative yesterday as the number of tests done since February 11 reached the 1000 mark. Since March 16 when the […]

    April 19, 2020Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  18. 859 persons test COVID-19 positive in Dominican Republic; deaths soar to 39

    In the Sunday, 29 March 2020 bulletin No. 10, the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Public Health reported that as of Saturday, 28 March at 6 pm, 859 persons have tested positive for the new coronavirus, and 39 have died, for a 5% mortality rate in the Dominican Republic. Of those deaths, 21 died in San […]

    March 30, 2020Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  19. “COVID-19 IS AT OUR DOORSTEP!” – SBA SEMINAR DATE CHANGE!

    Register now to find out the implications of the Coronavirus on small businesses and more!

    March 14, 2020Business, Photo GalleryNo comments
  20. Cancer Support Services’ PSA Screening – Saturday 15th June 2019

    Cancer Support Services will be conducting a PSA Screening on Saturday 15th June 2019 at the Charity’s new location Ground Floor, Alpha Building, Dayrells Court Business Centre, Dayrells Road, Christ Church at 10:30 am.

    May 26, 2019Health, Photo GalleryNo comments
  21. Cancer Support Services will be conducting a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Screening; Saturday 7th April 2018

    All Men 35 and Over! Cancer Support Services will be conducting a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) Screening at Cancer Support Services, “Arborside“, Belmont Road, St Michael – diagonally opposite the Public Workers Credit Union. Between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. JUST WALK IN.

    March 14, 2018Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments