Education

Principals, Teachers Criticise Rush To Scrap Corporal Punishment

The National Principals’ Association (NPA) and the Saint Lucia Teachers Union (SLTU) have both criticized the Ministry of Education’s rush to scrap corporal punishment in schools. At a joint news...

Re-tooling Exercises To Be Held On Suspension Of Corporal Punishment

Press Release:-  Following on the heels of Cabinet’s endorsement to suspend and eventually abolish corporal punishment in schools in Saint Lucia, the Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations has...

US Professor Praised For Holding Student’s Baby During Class

BBC News:-  A US maths professor has received praise after images of him looking after a student's baby during class went viral on social media. Baby Assata was brought to the...

Archbishop Happy Over Plans To Halt Spanking In Schools

The head of the Catholic Church in Saint Lucia, Archbishop Robert Rivas, has come out in support of the abolition of corporal punishment in schools here next year. He said...

Clergyman Warns Of ‘Chaos’ From Abolition Of Spanking In Schools

Superintendent Methodist Minister, Seth Ampadu, has warned that the consequence of the abolition of spanking in schools will be chaos in the school system. "Now that we have not abolished...

Independence Essay Competition Launched

Press Release:-  As part of this year’s 40th Independence Celebrations, the Department of Education, Innovation and Gender Relations partners with the Daren Sammy Foundation to host an essay competition among...

Former SLTU President Voices Conditional Support For Abolition Of Spanking In Schools

Former Saint Lucia Teachers Union (SLTU) President, Doctor Virginia Albert Poyotte, has supported a move to eventually abolish corporal punishment in schools here next year. But her support is conditional. The...

Sandals Contributes To School Programmes In Three OECS Countries

Press Release:-  The Sandals Foundation is the major supporter of Hands Across the Sea’s Remedial Reading Toolkit program for high school students in the Eastern Caribbean. For the 2018-2019 school...

Ministry Defends Move To Halt Spanking In Schools

The Ministry of Education has said that this country’s move to eventually halt corporal punishment in schools is in keeping with its international obligations and in fulfillment of a...

Eleven School Libraries Launched In Saint Lucia

Press Release:-  Hands Across the Sea, an American-based NGO dedicated to the advancement of child literacy in the Eastern Caribbean, has sent 16,562 new amazing library books to St. Lucia...