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Seetahal catches Beetham bug

An eruption of fury from Beetham Gardens has again captivated and repulsed Trinidad and Tobago over the past week as the debate raged over lawlessness, police force, newspaper ethics and the nation’s attitude to its angry, poorer class. Thankfully, on this occasion no one threatened to shoot Beetham residents and …

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Principal suspended for slapping standard three boy

A Rio Claro primary school teacher has been suspended and may face criminal charges after slapping a standard three student. The student, according to the Trinidad Guardian report, was allegedly struck with such force that the principal’s hand printed out on his face. Medical officials, we cannot confirm, said the …

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Tim declares war on cybercriminals; the ones he doesn’t know

Education Minister Tim Goopeesingh declared yesterday’s leak of SEA results to be tantamount to a cybercrime and promised to put National Security Minister Jack Warner on the trail. Wired868 cannot confirm that Warner is already preparing the army and police service for a surprise raid on the alleged rogue employee …

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Education Minister prompts spontaneous RC retreat

Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh had a dilemma of 124 RC students without a school and a nearby government school short of 130 pupils and had an idea. The Roman Catholic board and parents treated Gopeesingh’s brainstorm—that the two batches of students and teachers could harmoniously co-exist—like one of the …

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EMA investigates St Barbara’s fowl smell

Archbishop Barbara Burke, or, if she prefers, “Saint Barbara”, and PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar were surprised by a fowl smell at the launch of the St Barbara’s Primary School in Maloney last Friday. The EMA will now investigate. Wired868 recommends that EMA investigators, during the course of their work, follow the …

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Sita struggle goes from surreal to silly

A newspaper report suggested that Sita Gajadharsingh-Nanga, the school principal without a school, was blocked entry into Tunapuna Hindu School by the security guard yesterday morning and then returned using a different car and was debarred again. Apparently, it is not the make of vehicle that Tunapuna Hindu finds objectionable. …

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CXC’s zero tolerance on education

CXC examiners declared zero tolerance on “cheating” students who use the internet to find material relevant to their exams and even plan to follow children on toilet breaks. Students will be punished severely for this nefarious activity; until they graduate, when they can expect to be fired if they cannot …

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Primary Schools make mas

Heads of the national Primary School Principals Association and PTA renewed calls for teachers and students to get the entire Carnival week off with an appropriately shortened July/August holiday to match. The teaching service is bracing for an upsurge in applicants at its training college—as well as more standard five …

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Denominate Wired868 please

ASJA officials meet this weekend to discuss the Education Ministry’s consideration to make the Jamaat Al Muslimeen Islamic Educational Complex a denominational school, which would result in the State providing two-thirds of the school’s funding. In other news, Wired868 applied to become a denominational school.

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Mt Hope Sec applies for nursery status

Mt Hope Secondary students complained they are being targeted by the principal for not wearing the proper uniform and getting to school late. Students claimed that they became ill when rain supposedly soaked them while they were locked out for tardiness and desperately trying to get into school to learn. …

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Toilet principal unflushed

Blackman’s Private School principal Arlene Blackman was yesterday charged on two counts of cruelty after allegedly flushing the heads of two students in a school toilet; or, in American jargon, adding First World “intensive, interrogation techniques” to the school’s disciplinary code. Blackman faces a fine of between $5,000 and $10,000 …

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Sat Punishes Principal… With Kindness

Sat Maharaj yesterday won a High Court ruling that forces Tunapuna Hindu School principal Sita Gajadharsingh-Nanga to leave the school at 3.30 pm daily. The principal reportedly insisted she was only smiling on the outside. Honest.

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