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Tony Cozier : A Tribute

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The Caribbean Is One Nation.

By The Mahogany Coconut Group

It is not often that the talent of any individual is compared  to that of  Sir Garry Sobers, who is yet to be surpassed or  seriously challenged , as the greatest all rounder cricketer of all times. Therefore those who are comparing the cricket journalistic skills of the late Tony Cozier to Sir Garry’s cricketing skills are really saying that Cozier is perhaps the greatest cricket journalist ever. The comparison with Sir Garry,  cricket greatest all rounder , means that Cozier’s all round talent as a journalist who distinguished himself in radio, print and television commentary, is similar to Sir Garry’s complete mastery of bowling, batting and fielding! It is a comparison with which we readily agree. We will remember Tony Cozier as the ultimate professional and it is indeed a tribute to Barbados and indeed the wider Caribbean, that we could collectively produce such an astonishing talent. However, we also believe that Cozier, d…

Barbados: Teachers Being Destroyed

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The Caribbean Is One Nation.


Barbados: Teachers Being Destroyed

Submitted by William Skinner Ever since the late 60s the political managerial class has made the teaching profession, the scapegoat for most of the negative trends in the society. This lambasting of the profession reached its zenith in the mid-seventies and continued. What we are witnessing at present are the results of the beatings that the teachers have endured at the hands of both the Barbados and Democratic Labour Parties.  The political managerial class has been successful in breeding the anti-teacher sentiment that is now evident. The students who are at present engaged in deviant behavior on the school plants are the children and grand children of those, who witnessed the assault on the profession. In other words, their parents and grandparents, who perhaps escaped serious scrutiny of their deviance, would have graduated from the school system believing that teachers are to be disrespected and maligned. They then pas…