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George Lamming Calls for Caribbean Education Focus

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The Caribbean Is One Nation.

Mahogany Coconut Comment: The MCG is in full agreement with this distinguished and progressive Caribbean Nation thinker. However , all calls for the education system to be reformed have been ignored.  

Nationnewspaper Wednesday August 31, 2016 






Barbados' Prime Minister Blames Technology for Society's Declining Standards

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The Caribbean Is One Nation.

by William Skinner Our Prime Minister, Mr.Freundel Stuart has now determined that technology is partially to blame for declining standards. Many of the issues we now confront began to surface in the mid-seventies. When the gangs first appeared, they were dismissed as “wayward youth”; after we ignored the agriculture sector for nearly forty years, we were then advised   to make kitchen gardens and when the cracks started to manifest themselves in the school system, we opened so-called “Centers” with little or no format or known purpose. When it was obvious that the drug culture was taking root and a drastic well planned approach was needed, the then top law enforcement officer announced his hands were tied. This led to a mammoth Crop Over hit by the Red Plastic bag. Problems at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, we blame nurses; problems at the school plant we blame teachers and problems with garbage disposal we blame sanitation workers. Of course all the problems …